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    I hope I can catch that show in rerun.

    I hope I can catch that show in rerun.
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    Safe travels everyone. See you all in a few days.

    Safe travels everyone. See you all in a few days.
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    Two of the engravers, that I know of, working for...

    Two of the engravers, that I know of, working for Colt at the time your revolver was made are Charles A. (Cuno) Helfricht and Herman Leslie Ulrich. The work looks more like that of Ulrich though the...
  4. Thread: Guns!

    by Roger Bleile
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    A brass framed cap and ball (firing) replica of a...

    A brass framed cap and ball (firing) replica of a Colt 1851 navy or 1860 army is great for a first gun. They are inexpensive, will give you experience improving the metal finish, and have plenty of...
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    Scott Pilkington's Engrave-In takes place in...

    Scott Pilkington's Engrave-In takes place in early June every year. It is in Monteagle, TN, less than 6 hours by car from St. Louis. The Engrave-In is very informal and there are nearly as many...
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    by Roger Bleile
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    Will this gun be blued, color hardened, or be...

    Will this gun be blued, color hardened, or be gray?
  7. I know Jason's work (which is excellent) but can...

    I know Jason's work (which is excellent) but can you expand on why he has had great impact on the art overall?
  8. How about him? Did you read my post or was the...

    How about him? Did you read my post or was the above post meant as a joke?
  9. The original concept of this thread as stated by...

    The original concept of this thread as stated by Scott Pilkington:
    "So I propose we create a who’s who list. Not one of every Tom, Dick or Sally who ever made metal chips, but of those who have had...
  10. Already mentioned in post #45 on page 5.

    Already mentioned in post #45 on page 5.
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    It always amazes me what one can get away with...

    It always amazes me what one can get away with for ornamental engraving, or in this case grinding. The auction catalog I found that that picture in named the butcher and called him a "master...
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    King Louis XVI would have been very pleased with...

    King Louis XVI would have been very pleased with that gun. Exquisite!
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    Actually, I think it was a rotary grinder. ...

    Actually, I think it was a rotary grinder. :rolleyes:
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    I have a confession to make. I bought one of...

    I have a confession to make. I bought one of those Swiss Army super knives 40 years ago and it wrote three books for me. I tried to make it engrave a gun for me but it came out like this:
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all and special thanks to...

    Happy Thanksgiving to all and special thanks to Sam Alfano and all who are regular participants on this forum.
  16. That's the work of Danny O'Brien. He was formerly...

    That's the work of Danny O'Brien. He was formerly a gun engraver in the UK.
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    Question: John, Do you think it is chipping because is...

    John,

    Do you think it is chipping because is investment cast?
  18. Thread: Lion head

    by Roger Bleile
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    Martin doesn't need to practice;)

    Martin doesn't need to practice;)
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    Help, please: From 1956-1972, Waffen Bock employed the late...

    From 1956-1972, Waffen Bock employed the late Siegfried Werner as their master engraver. As your S&W Combat Masterpiece was likely made between those dates it is most likely that Herr Werner was the...
  20. Question: Angelo Bee was born in Italy in 1935 and moved...

    Angelo Bee was born in Italy in 1935 and moved with his family to Belgium in 1947. He began work as an engraver at FN in 1951. Angelo once told me that he had engraved over 10,000 guns. Constantly...
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