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Default Gournet as compared to another

I recently found photos of a Parker A1 repro that was for sale that was engraved in a very similar design to the one that I chose for my own gun. It is engraved by another well known name, that I will not mention here. The difference is overall quality is amazing. Especially in the detail of the scroll work.

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Are the G's on the screw heads a type of signature?
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Are the G's on the screw heads a type of signature?

Not that I know of. If they look like Gs to you. I just see a little curl.
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Brian do you think youíll bring your gun to Sanford in April ?
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Brian do you think youíll bring your gun to Sanford in April ?
If I am there, yes, it will be.
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Are the G's on the screw heads a type of signature?
They look very much like subtle signature G's to me. I have seen a lot of engravers who did it as a practice.

I am really surprised at the scrolls in the first picture. It looks like pattern lines were traced out and all of them were engraved. Three D engraving would accent them, but they should have been visible as to top and bottom layer. That would have greatly added to the look. At least they would have looked like overlaying vines.
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Surprised the screws aren't timed
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Surprised the screws aren't timed
Look closer at the picture thatís just the action without wood . I think it would be safe to say when wood etc is added theyíll be timed .
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They are just not tight. Believe me, they are properly fitted.
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Gournet's scroll work shows depth because he intertwined the curls one over or behind the other. The "other" engraver just lazily laid his scrolls over the adjacent ones giving the appearance that they are just scratches on steel that show no layering or depth. Also the border of the Gournet trigger plate is much finer and elegant than the "other's".
A world of difference!
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