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Old July 13, 2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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The work of Sig's master engravers

http://www.guns.com/2013/06/28/the-a...ravers-photos/

I'm usually not a huge fan of putting a lot of effort into making guns look fancy, but those are just incredible.
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Old July 13, 2013, 06:59 PM   #2
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I think I like like "The SIG Sauer Alexander the Great", the best, as the Egyptian motif, with the eye of Osiris didn't sit well with me. One could almost tell that oil money purchased it, though, too gaudy.
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Old July 13, 2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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The "Barracuda" is a neat piece.

It takes engraving out of the scrolly / motify groove.
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Old July 13, 2013, 11:21 PM   #4
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Amazing work!
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Old July 14, 2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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The Egyptian gun was a motif that you would never expect to see on a gun. Ugly, but it was original and cool at the same time.

The barracuda was actually very cool.
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Old July 14, 2013, 08:19 AM   #6
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The work of Sig's master engravers

Not going to lie. A part of me just melted looking at those. Thank you for sharing.
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Old July 14, 2013, 08:40 AM   #7
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I admire the amazing craftsmanship in all of them, but to me the only piece that didn't look like random graffiti was the Barracuda and maybe the Alexander the Great. Thanks for the post.
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Old July 14, 2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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while I admit they are nice looking guns
they are like the cars that cost a million dollars
whats the point? you can not drive them
you can not shoot these, the minute you do they are worthless
as any collector will want them new in box, like a toy from the 1950's unloved an never played with
I love my guns an play with them often!
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Old July 15, 2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Amazing? Maybe. Garish? Definitely. The Sig would have looked better had it been left stock.
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Old July 15, 2013, 12:43 PM   #10
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On the last 2 pictures of the barracuda, it looks like there is a seam line running down the back of the grip/frame.

Why would that be? I wonder if you can buy the grips already molded like that. That might look slick if they were black on black.
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Old July 15, 2013, 05:59 PM   #11
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YUCK. Nothing else for me to say.....
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Old July 15, 2013, 08:14 PM   #12
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Thanks for sharing this. I really like the Barracuda.
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Old July 15, 2013, 11:06 PM   #13
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I little too over the top for me (I especially do not like the gold) but it does take a lot of skill to do that. The Egyptian one would be really nice without the gold
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Old July 16, 2013, 08:06 AM   #14
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I really like them. Reminds me of the Browning HP Renaissance.
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Old July 16, 2013, 08:28 AM   #15
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On the last 2 pictures of the barracuda, it looks like there is a seam line running down the back of the grip/frame.
I think you're looking at the seam between grip halves, not the frame -- as they wrap around like that. (They sure got the grip color to match the frame well.)

The "King Tut"/Egyptian motif gun is the closest I've come to seeing a SIG "pimp gun." Without the gold flashes it would have been tolerable, maybe even a great example of a gun engraver's art -- but with the gold flourishes, it just looks like conspicuous consumption to me.
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Old July 16, 2013, 10:48 PM   #16
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I really like engraved guns. My wife LOVES them and would probably sell one of my kidneys to get a nice engraved revolver.

I HATE the gold accents though. YUCK!
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Old July 17, 2013, 07:30 AM   #17
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The work is amazing; however I'm not a big fan of any of the themes. I do especially like the deep relief work on the Egyptian.
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Old July 17, 2013, 07:44 AM   #18
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I like the "Viking" better myself

http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mast...ge/viking.html

Would be really cool with a threaded barrel and a matching can given the height of the sights.

The German division of SIG does some outstanding custom work though.

http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mast...leonidas.html#

This one puts all those other "Molon Labe' type edition guns to shame

I wish they would bring some of them over here to the states.
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Old July 19, 2013, 08:41 PM   #19
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With all that fancy engraving, you would think they could checker the forestrap without overruns. Just sayin' . . .
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Old July 19, 2013, 10:26 PM   #20
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Out of all of them this was the only one I really liked

http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mast...stige/tyr.html

And this one I can't believe someone actually did that to a Sig
http://www.sigsauer.de/englisch/mast...e/samurai.html
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Old July 20, 2013, 10:38 AM   #21
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Hey Yung.gunr I 'm a big fan of engraved revolvers too. Here are a couple
of mine.

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Old July 20, 2013, 10:51 AM   #22
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Worthy of a Latino drug lord.
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Old July 20, 2013, 01:17 PM   #23
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Guns have been a primary canvas for embellishment since their inception.
I find it very humorous that those who can't seem to grasp the concept of engraving guns, have no problem spray-painting theirs and adding pieces of inner tube to the grip-and calling it "customizing."
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Old July 20, 2013, 01:58 PM   #24
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Well, you certainly have a point, Bill. Except that many of us don't do that (spray paint, etc., etc.), either.

I'm just not cool enough for a pimp daddy gun....make mine plain and functional please.
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Old July 20, 2013, 09:53 PM   #25
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I wouldn't spend a small fortune on a Picasso or Monet painting, but understand why some people do -- and it's not always just as an investment.

I suspect that guns engraved by master engravers can be "art for the sake of art," too, and have seen some that really appealed to me. But, t some of the guns (like the King Tut) remind me a bit of those paintings of "big-eyed" kids, photographs of dogs smoking pipes and wearing sunglasses, or Elvis on black velvet... Interesting, but not in my house.
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