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Old 03-11-2013, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: New Member wants to learn about engraving


I am interested in the provenance of #411411 in the first picture. The scrollwork does not look Germanic to me. The scrolls are too "head heavy." To me it looks like it was done by an Ameerican engraver.

The gun in the middle looks like it was engraved in Germany. The picture of the gun on the right is too small for me to comment on.

The gun I posted by Claus Willig, while done post war, is in a German style known in Suhl/Zella as "grund Englische." Pre war German guns will often be engraved in that style.

C. Roger Bleile
Author of: American Engravers series of books. FEGA Historian and Founding Charter Member
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