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Old January 18, 2011, 02:13 AM   #51
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Beautiful. The small scroll work is fantastic, and I love the treatment on the fences.
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Old January 18, 2011, 12:30 PM   #52
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The quality of Jim's work as compared to Kusmit's is like night and day!!! As to those who might think that $20,000 is too much for what he's done so far, then I challenge you to find anything near as good for twice the price.

That is marvelous work pure and simple!!! Artistry on a level not seen more than once in twenty years. Thanks for sharing, WildworktoobeautifultobetrueAlaska!
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Old January 18, 2011, 03:05 PM   #53
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This must be how car guys feel when they look at Jay Leno's collection, somethng like a mix of envy, lust and awe. Very, very nice, a hundred years from now, that gun will still be turning heads.
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Old January 19, 2011, 01:33 AM   #54
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The bass pro here in springfield mo has a fine gun room with lots of high dollar guns like this. I would love to be that skilled at anything. My gun is a sp101 that is engraved from the factory and I'm sure every handgun I ever own will be personalized but I could never afford something like that. Even if this guy charges 50,000 for doing this gun, when you consider that time spend learning and practicing the art it probably doesn't come out to a lot of money per hour, and I respect the hell out of that.
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Old January 19, 2011, 07:54 AM   #55
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Da vinchy would be humbled.

That is some very fine work.
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Old January 19, 2011, 08:38 AM   #56
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This is an old thread that deserves to be resurrected. I liked looking at the engraving again!
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Old January 20, 2011, 09:01 PM   #57
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Awesome work. A true master of the art.

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I wonder how a mistake is corrected??

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The same way it is done in music. If you make a mistake, you just do it twice, then people think its intentional!


And that one will look great parkerized with a quad rail!


Seriously, that is a true work of art by a master, an expression of not just skill, but inspiration. And that, you can't measure in terms of mere money.
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Old January 20, 2011, 09:27 PM   #58
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Where do you go to learn somthing like that?
Make friends with a guy who's got a lot of guns and poor sight, and practice, practice, practice.
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Old January 20, 2011, 10:20 PM   #59
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Here is what $20,000 or so of Engraving Looks like
That's today. Imagine what it will fetch in 50 years. Really beautiful art.
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Old January 21, 2011, 01:16 AM   #60
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I'd love to see more pictures of it now.

You just wanna keep coming back to it, every now and then.
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Old January 21, 2011, 03:06 PM   #61
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Absolutely Amazing! Thanks for sharing, that is true craftsmanship. Its too bad that so much appreciation of this is handmade art is lost in today's throw-away society. It gives me hope that there is still people like Jim who can do this.
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Old January 22, 2011, 02:10 AM   #62
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I want one for my birthday, I deserve it!!
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Old January 23, 2011, 12:49 AM   #63
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Beautiful, no doubt.
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Old January 23, 2011, 12:52 AM   #64
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I forgot to get up more photos, I will do so when it gets back from Safari Club

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Old January 23, 2011, 12:58 AM   #65
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@ Wildalaska

Sorry I resurrected this thread but I can't stop coming back to it.
It's just soooo beautiful...
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Old March 12, 2013, 11:01 AM   #66
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I think it is time for this thread again!!!

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Old March 12, 2013, 12:02 PM   #67
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I second that.

I was JUST thinking about this thread a few days ago!
I'd like to see an update.
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Old March 12, 2013, 12:08 PM   #68
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Did Wild make it back from Safari Club?
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Old March 13, 2013, 05:06 PM   #69
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Hey, he forgot to put a little squirrel peeking out of the knothole in the tree! Seriously, beautiful work. I would love to have something as nice as this some day.
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Old March 13, 2013, 05:11 PM   #70
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Shiny!!
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Old May 29, 2014, 05:12 AM   #71
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Time to bring back this discussion!!

Time to bring back this discussion!! And to look at some great work of art.

Anyone know where to find Ken (Wild).

I did pick up a gun that has some of Jim Whites work on it. Not much , it is a Wilson S.G. Presidential 1 of 5 with the slide engraved lightly.

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Old May 29, 2014, 06:50 AM   #72
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Wow, that is beautiful. I am always jealous of people with artistic abilities. I have tried to be artistic best I can do is a crooked stick figure.
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Old May 29, 2014, 07:43 AM   #73
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He was on a TV show lately, Wild Alaska or something like that.
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Old May 29, 2014, 10:23 AM   #74
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Ken, is that on a stainless receiver? If not, how do you keep it from rusting without a bluing for protection?
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Old May 29, 2014, 10:43 AM   #75
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Ken is at Wild West guns in Anchorage, AK. He has not been an member of the forum for several years.
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