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    Those scrolls are correctly termed filigree. Some...

    Those scrolls are correctly termed filigree. Some folks incorrectly term any kind of scrollwork filigree but filigree is formed with wire as in the example above.
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    I like the work but don't know what it is.

    I like the work but don't know what it is.
  3. Question: When I visited the gun engraving school in Suhl,...

    When I visited the gun engraving school in Suhl, Germany, everyone was cutting H&C with an onglette. I also visited the engraving studio at the Gebrüder Merkel and found most of the engravers there...
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    Question: Ditto on the Springfield XDs. The Melonite finish...

    Ditto on the Springfield XDs. The Melonite finish is equal to a Glock Tennifer finish.
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    I don't know what that gunsmith is thinking. I...

    I don't know what that gunsmith is thinking. I have removed and replaced many Vaquero barrels. My friend Jeff Flannery also removes the barrels and he has engraved over 130 of them. Just make sure...
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    Question: There are lots of exploded drawings of Winchester...

    There are lots of exploded drawings of Winchester Model 74s on Google images but if you are looking for an exact tracing to use as an engraving pattern, I think you will have to make your own. I have...
  7. FEGA Master, David Riccardo was featured on an...

    FEGA Master, David Riccardo was featured on an earlier episode of A Craftsman's Legacy.
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    Announcement: NRA Annual Meeting-Dallas, Texas

    For all of you who may be going to the NRA Annual Meetings in Dallas this week-end, I want to let you know of some opportunities to meet engravers.

    I will be at the Blue Book Publishing, Inc....
  9. Jim, I'm really glad that Hendrick was able to...

    Jim,

    I'm really glad that Hendrick was able to help you. I learned something myself from his response.
  10. Salty, The person who has the information you...

    Salty,

    The person who has the information you seek is Hendrik Frühauf. Hendrik can usually look at the work of a German engraver and tell you who did it. He also has extensive records of most...
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    Sam, I think your drawing of John is a better...

    Sam,

    I think your drawing of John is a better representation than any photo can convey.
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    John Rohner and the late Don Glaser (the G in...

    John Rohner and the late Don Glaser (the G in GRS).
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    JJ, I was wondering about the way you light...

    JJ,

    I was wondering about the way you light your work when you walk around the pedestal 360 degrees. It seems like no matter where the light source is, your head will throw a shadow on the...
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    Well, Monk when I was teaching myself to hand...

    Well, Monk when I was teaching myself to hand push in mild steel, I managed to ram a burin up to the hilt between my left thumb and forefinger. I really don't think that kind of injury is all that...
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    Many of those old NCR registers had the most...

    Many of those old NCR registers had the most beautiful ornamental die work....
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    Question: Yes, Neil Hartliep. It is neither his signature...

    Yes, Neil Hartliep. It is neither his signature nor his style of engraving.
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    Question: Thanks Rex, I thought about old Fred and made...

    Thanks Rex,

    I thought about old Fred and made a comparison of his scrollwork. I also have a sample of his mark in my files. You can compare the scroll on the knife bolster below as well as the FAH...
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    Question: Unknown engraver "H"

    As many of you know, I am frequently asked to attribute the work of various gun engravers. Over the years there have been so many people in the US who engraved a few guns as a hobby or sideline whose...
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    Question: Dean, I don't personally know of any gun...

    Dean,

    I don't personally know of any gun engravers in Paris though there may be some doing jewelry there. Most of the gun trade in France is centered around St. Etienne. You might give Geoffroy...
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    Gordon, I am very saddened to read that...

    Gordon,

    I am very saddened to read that Claudio passed away. Scott Pilkington and I visited with him at the P&V shop several years ago.
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