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Unread 09-25-2022, 07:53 PM   #11
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Separate but equal in my eyes. Both beautifully executed.
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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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I’m sorry, but these just don’t look equal to me. Double click and compare, if you need to.
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Exactly Dave. Not even in the same world. Thanks for expending and hopfully making it obvious.
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After spending a career studying and helping others learn about aesthetics, I should have known better than to comment on those guns.

But, let me be clear: Gournet is as fine an engraver as there is today, and Brian's gun is a masterwork. If I wanted a custom engraved gun, I would seek Gournet's work...period.
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Geoffroy is an artist! Brian, just how long did it take for that action to be fully engraved?
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it was maybe 6-8 months. I do not recall.
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Not a bad turn-around time for all that meticulous engraving.
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I thought I would add a pic of ORIGINAL Parker engraving on a BHE from 1921.
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