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    question from a newbe


    Hello all. I'm not an engraver as my hands are crippled. I am a lover of engraving, especially guns for mabe 65 years when I sneaked in to my wealthy grandpa's closet and saw some outstanding engraved guns. Attachments show my latest purchase. It is not signed. Would anyone have a comment as to who might have done this work. My friend Marcello who reps Creative Art told me the work was done in America. Another question, these photos were taken some years ago before I purchased the gun. Some on the engraving is either gone or not ass sharp as the pictures show. Creative Art tells me that to enhance existing engraving is more expensive than doing the entire work over. The Pheasants tail needs to be enhanced and the hill side below the woodcock's beak is all but gone. The beak also needs work. I'd appreciate any advice and word from anyone who thinks they can work this existing engraving back to it's original shape as seen in the attachments.

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Los Angeles area, California.
    Sorry but I see no pictures of the gun in question.
    My only advise is to re-read the instructions on posting attachments and try again.
    My computer savvy is minimal.

    Now I see links to both pictures, thank you.
    The gun looks good and the pictures don't show any need for re-engraving IMO.
    Last edited by John Barraclough; 06-11-2017 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Now see links to pictures.

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    John, as stated in my post, those pictures were taken many years ago. I'm looking for an engraver that can add bulino where it is gone (hillside under woodcock's beak) and enhance some of the existing engraving such as the pheasants tail and the woodcock's face and beak. Also, the dark background was deleted so I applied some India Ink which did improve contrast, however, I'd like to have that re-done by a pro. Sure hope this is doable and someone will respond that is willing to take this job on. milt

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    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Eden, NC
    I agree with Mr Barraclough.....leave the engraving alone. Any attempt to "restore" the engraving will ruin it's value.

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    Thank you for your input...milt

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