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Unread 12-01-2020, 11:48 AM   #21
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My Lefever EE has nice engraving and the engineering and frame sculpturing design are the best. It's my favorite gun and the last one I'll part with. Yet I believe the Baker has better engraving, livelier and the figures and scene aren't restrained by an oval.
There seems to be a consensus who did the best engraving for LeFever, who was it?
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Lefevers and LC Smiths lead the pack in engraving.
Can only buy into half of that statement!!
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I love these threads that show different engraving styles and agree the Lefever's had some of the best dog scenes of any American maker. I have shown this gun before but for those that may have missed it this CHE had one of my all time favorite deep relief scenes. The sides were cut in the same deep fashion.
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There seems to be a consensus who did the best engraving for LeFever, who was it?
Being in Syracuse, New York, a lot of the Lefever engraving was likely done by Spangler and members of the Glahn family.

http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthr...ighlight=Glahn
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I love these threads that show different engraving styles and agree the Lefever's had some of the best dog scenes of any American maker. I have shown this gun before but for those that may have missed it this CHE had one of my all time favorite deep relief scenes. The sides were cut in the same deep fashion.
Oh my Larry, that is spectacular !
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I think this one is nice. Jbrown
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Beautiful engraving! Are the dogs full relief? Or cut in as line drawings?

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I think this one is nice. Jbrown
Wow, that is nice!

Does anyone know what was the equivalent Parker and Lefever grade compared to a Crown LC Smith in cost in 1915 or so? I remember seeing a chart on the Baker website at one time that showed all the classic maker's original cost by grade in a chart.
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