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Old June 9, 2009, 02:31 PM   #1
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Here is what $20,000 or so of Engraving Looks like

From my friend Jim White

Enjoy, its not all finished yet

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Old June 9, 2009, 02:34 PM   #2
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More engraving ****

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Old June 9, 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:40 PM   #4
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What is his address? I would for him to do up my mossberg 500 just like that
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:42 PM   #5
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Amazing.All done by hand right?Where do you go to learn somthing like that?
Does he do wood too?

Tell your friend his work is epic.
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:42 PM   #6
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Wow!
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:44 PM   #7
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Beautiful but.... I don't know if I want a gun I'm afraid to touch!
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:50 PM   #8
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Geez, how did you know my anniversary is coming up!?!? That is so nice of you to have that done for me. I would have preferred Pugs instead of hunting dogs but it is the thought that counts.
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Old June 9, 2009, 02:54 PM   #9
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Tell your friend his work is epic.
+1, B-E-A-Utiful

Hopefully I'll own a gun someday with engraving that looks half that good.
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Old June 9, 2009, 03:03 PM   #10
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What type of gun is that on Wild?
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Old June 9, 2009, 03:06 PM   #11
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meh

















Just kidding.
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Old June 9, 2009, 03:38 PM   #12
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Fantastic! I have no idea on pricing for engraving, is the $20,000 because it is so detailed AND on a shotgun?

Gorgeous work.
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Old June 9, 2009, 03:39 PM   #13
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What type of gun is that on Wild?
A Winchester 21. When done it will be about $30-35K.

Here are some words from Jim, I know he is lurking here:

"The oak leaves on the fences took an entire day (and that was after I laid them out). The pattern comes from an original 21 pattern, and the scrolls match the size and spacing. However, the Kusmits were about third generation from Ulrich, and I simply could not do work as poorly as they did. They used a very simple open English scroll. This scroll is from an original Webley single shot rifle that I duplicated for a guy who started building them a few years ago. I liked the pattern enough that I have used it a couple of times, and I think goes well here. The pattern had a couple of standing birds on the receiver bottom, and a pointer and setter on the sides. The triggerguard also had a dog's head of similar size and fashion."

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Old June 9, 2009, 03:40 PM   #14
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I have no idea on pricing for engraving, is the $20,000 because it is so detailed
Time. Hes been at this one for a year (not full time of course)...I'm going to ask how many hours he has into it.

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Old June 9, 2009, 05:01 PM   #15
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The curves are so smooth a cut, I first thought they were done by a power engraver (ie:Gravermiester).....photos are a little deceiving, but upon closer inspection it looks like it's all hand chiseled. Remarkable work, makes my engraved Belgiums look like they were done with a claw hammer.
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Old June 9, 2009, 05:09 PM   #16
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I think the dogs are just GREAT and that word doesn't do them justice:
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Old June 9, 2009, 06:41 PM   #17
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Incredible workmanship!
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Old June 9, 2009, 06:50 PM   #18
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Old June 9, 2009, 07:05 PM   #19
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OMG is that gorgeous.



PS Next time please down size the photos before posting, large photos are hard for us small screen folks to view.
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Old June 9, 2009, 08:28 PM   #20
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Stunning, I doubt that I could ever devolep patience on that scale. My hat is off to the artist.
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Old June 10, 2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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I sure pray that one day the good Lord above will bless me so greatly that I can spend that kind of money on a work so amazing.
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Old June 10, 2009, 12:54 AM   #22
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Ok, but for that price I want matching carvings on the chokes and the barrel interior.

Can he do buckshot too?
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Old June 10, 2009, 01:11 AM   #23
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Jim mentioned Kusmit engraving above...Nick Kusmit was the famous Winchester engraver, I have seen folks asking $75,000 for his guns...notice, how Jim stated, the openness...I use the word simplicity...of the scroll and the stiffness of the dog...compare to the photos above....



That is not to say that Kusmit was not an artist in his own right, but compare the technique that Jim shows versus the well known vintage engraver.

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Old June 10, 2009, 07:46 AM   #24
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It's beyond words...

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Old June 10, 2009, 08:09 AM   #25
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Hats off!

I don't see how these guys make shop rates...
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