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    Help, please: I have no idea. Again, I am not saying that it is...

    I have no idea. Again, I am not saying that it is Japanese.
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    Help, please: John and I must have been typing at the same...

    John and I must have been typing at the same time. Additionally, the three Japanese engravers John mentioned worked for Robert E. Izenstark who was located in Park Forest,Illinois and known as REI...
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    Help, please: Post WWII GIs would order guns from the PX/BX in...

    Post WWII GIs would order guns from the PX/BX in Japan. There were engravers who worked in or near the PX. They would cover a gun with engraving for a relatively modest fee. A common aspect of these...
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    Help, please: While I strongly agree with what Sam, Marcus and...

    While I strongly agree with what Sam, Marcus and other experienced engravers have said about the Chinese knock-off systems, there is an inexpensive tool that is often overlooked. For under $300.US...
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    I should have also noted that my table will have...

    I should have also noted that my table will have for sale a supply of American Engravers III, along with a small sampling of the Italian Masters books of, Fracassi, Predretti, Pedersoli, and Terzi....
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    I will be arriving Thursday evening.

    I will be arriving Thursday evening.
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    George's Nimschke scroll was as close to the...

    George's Nimschke scroll was as close to the master's as any I have seen. Would you consider bring those to the show in Vegas?

    Thanks,

    Roger
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    Critique Request: I haven't heard that name for many years. When I...

    I haven't heard that name for many years. When I was a youth, I aspired to be a dapper, continental sophisticate like Adolphe Menju. I failed miserably!
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    Rex/Sandy, what is the connection between...

    Rex/Sandy,

    what is the connection between those fellows? Did they all go to college together?
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    Well, you won't stab yourself in the off hand...

    Well, you won't stab yourself in the off hand using that one. :graver:
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    Not being technically oriented and knowing I will...

    Not being technically oriented and knowing I will never use this program, I got something else out of the video. The time lapse makes the individual strokes go by very quickly, so after watching it,...
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    I noticed that early, non-military, wheellock...

    I noticed that early, non-military, wheellock guns were often elaborately engraved, then after a certain period the stocks became more and more elaborate and the metal was left quite plain. Bolek...
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    I'm sure that all British politicians are...

    I'm sure that all British politicians are sleeping soundly knowing that that gun was deactivated.
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    Phil, Amazing work with such limited...

    Phil,

    Amazing work with such limited resources. Did you have to turn in that pistol for destruction after the handgun prohibitions were enacted in the UK?
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    Sam, Were you turning the vise with your right...

    Sam,

    Were you turning the vise with your right hand?
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    It has nothing to do with time. If you watch a...

    It has nothing to do with time. If you watch a master gun engraver working with hammer and chisel, you'll be amazed how quickly the person can work. There is less fatigue when working with power...
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    Highsierra, The type of engraving that this...

    Highsierra,

    The type of engraving that this forum focuses on is all freehand engraving whether it is done with hammer & chisel, hand pushed burin, or air assisted graver. Machine engraving is...
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    Check out this fence I saw at the Michael Palace...

    Check out this fence I saw at the Michael Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. We engravers are an odd lot running around taking pictures of ornamental scrollwork.
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    Check out this fence I saw at the Michael Palace...

    Check out this fence I saw at the Michael Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. We engravers are an odd lot running around taking pictures of ornamental scrollwork.
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    Announcement: I just received the following link to an American...

    I just received the following link to an American Rifleman obituary for Larry Wilson written by S. P. Fjestad.
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