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Engraving....too little, enough, too much

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GB Jack
55 minutes ago, bamboozler said:

You're welcome, but I have no idea why you would find this information difficult to find . . . you could have simply gone to Arrieta's website to see their standard engraving patterns. Arrieta's Model 803 has a similar pattern, albeit finer, but the number of pins make deciphering the model's differentiation pretty easy.

http://www.arrietashotguns.com/en/product/handmade-shotguns

That was the rough part for me,  because of the cofiguration ,  mine has teardrops

and relief on the cheeks like an 802, and wood quality, and a few I had spoken with a few people whom weren’t very informative , then with them shutting down, my searches weren’t definitive . It seems I have a mutt with some

features of the 578 and

the 802

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sh OO ter

Paid good folding money for this.

I really like the deep relief.

 

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DennisMcFeely

Some is beautiful, some is awful.  Tough for me to qualify it but as Justice Stewart said, "I know it when I see it".

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Dave Medema
On 1/8/2018 at 12:48 PM, GB Jack said:

That was the rough part for me,  because of the cofiguration ,  mine has teardrops

and relief on the cheeks like an 802, and wood quality, and a few I had spoken with a few people whom weren’t very informative , then with them shutting down, my searches weren’t definitive . It seems I have a mutt with some features of the 578 and the 802.

 

 

The 578 is simply the engraving pattern and the number of pins. Everything else is just routine custom gun choices.  You could order it with or without rounded action, any piece of wood upgrade you wanted, sideclips, rib style, etc.  That was the beauty of Arrieta at that price point.  

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tut
On 1/15/2018 at 11:18 AM, sh OO ter said:

Paid good folding money for this.

I really like the deep relief.

 

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Here is one Dan Rossiter sculpted for a client and then it was engraved by Gournet.

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KDGJ

Tut,

 

Nice engraving on the Foxes.  Did you have to get your receiver annealed and then reharden after the engraving?

 

Ken

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tut
3 hours ago, KDGJ said:

Tut,

 

Nice engraving on the Foxes.  Did you have to get your receiver annealed and then reharden after the engraving?

 

Ken

 

Sure do.  Has to be annealed so all the other previous engraving can be removed, or of course any action shaping.  Most doublegunsmiths in this business can anneal in house vice sending it out.  Anyway, annealing and shaping/striking of old engraving.  Then off to the engraver and then to whomever is going to do the case hardening.  Here is a picture of one of mine in the white before being sent out for case hardening.  FWIW, I've never had a problem with frame warping and I've sent 4 Foxes out.   This one is a copy of an early D Fox engraving done by Gournet on a 16 gauge.  The other is a little Fox 20 engraved by Robert Strosin.

 

 

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pa'tridge hunters

It's like love. You know it when you see it.

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Chukarman

MY GRADED FOX 16 - subtle engraving and inlay work by Sam Welch.

 

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Lindner Daly 20 b. with Restored (not custom) factory engraving. 

 

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Jos. Harkom 16 bore with Factory engraving

 

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My Henry Atkin 12 b.spring opener with factory engraving...

 

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GB Jack

I like the fox , very pretty 

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DennisMcFeely
57 minutes ago, Chukarman said:

MY GRADED FOX 16 - subtle engraving and inlay work by Sam Welch.

 

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Don't mean to hijack the thread but I love the gold lettering against case colors.  Normally I detest gold birds against any backdrop but that gold lettering against case colors is sublime.  To my eye some of those Westley Richards guns done as such are among the most beautiful in the world.

 

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Marc Ret
2 minutes ago, DennisMcFeely said:

 

Don't mean to hijack the thread but I love the gold lettering against case colors.  Normally I detest gold birds against any backdrop but that gold lettering against case colors is sublime.  To my eye some of those Westley Richards guns done as such are among the most beautiful in the world.

 

.02

 

Well said Dennis. 

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KDGJ

I like a combination of scroll and bird engraving, but I prefer the birds to be more realistic.

 

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ken

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Recoil Rob

This a 20ga Francotte that was made in 1928 for VL&D, only gun I have with signed engraving, it was done by Hippolyte Corombelle, one of the masters of the time. Normally not a fan of Germanic deep relief but the Belgians seem to have reached a nice compromise...

 

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Don Steese
On 1/16/2018 at 5:11 PM, Chukarman said:

MY GRADED FOX 16 - subtle engraving and inlay work by Sam Welch.

 

5a5e917bdedb5_CustomFoxaction.thumb.JPG.22e8b3973ab054f392380f8965590ec6.JPG

 

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Lindner Daly 20 b. with Restored (not custom) factory engraving. 

 

5a5e92da734e1_Daly20croppedLO.thumb.jpg.a86769d27448bb6220ac00f3f5b3372a.jpg

 

Jos. Harkom 16 bore with Factory engraving

 

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My Henry Atkin 12 b.spring opener with factory engraving...

 

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I really like these guns because while they appear well taken care of, they do show a few signs of honest use. Closet queens don't appeal to me. That goes for many of the guns shown on this thread.  Most all of them look like they're being used, at least once in a while.

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