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Old March 13, 2024, 03:58 PM   #1
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Who Are The World’s Top Shotgun Engravers?

Shotguns engraved by world’s top shotgun engravers are highly coveted and those guns bring a financial premium when they are sold, but the top 5 engraver’s shotguns rarely trade - and are often hard to find. When it comes to ranking the world’s best shotgun engravers, from any objective criteria, the top Krieghoff engraver is G. Stoegner (aka G. Stogner). G. Stoegner, with 7 Krieghoff “Guns of the Year,” far more than any other engraver, has graced their guns, with deep detailed engraving, with little in the way of precious metal ‘frills’ - just pure classic deep engraving.
What makes the G.Stoegner (aka G. Stogner) even more special and rare is that I understand that Stoegner is no longer working due to old age, so the market for G. Stoegner guns has become increasingly more scarce, collectible and more expensive. My understanding is that #2 on the list is Jana Schilling (who is also about to stop or has already stopped working) and then down the line from there, including 3. Goeser, 4. Reich, 4. Nonn (tie), and 5. Creative Arts. These are the ”names” to own.

Who are your favorite Gun Engravers? Please share names and photos?
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Old March 13, 2024, 04:00 PM   #2
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Old March 13, 2024, 04:03 PM   #3
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Cool, I just checked out his work online. He is in Charlottesville which is near me. I would love to check it out in person. Thank you!!
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Old March 27, 2024, 04:15 PM   #4
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My daughter is in jeweler school in TN right now. She mentioned how she was looking forward to having a session with Jason Marchiafava (www.jfava.com), because his engraving is amazing.

She is correct; it is amazing. His gallery includes shotguns.

I don't know if he is "known" in gun circles, but if I had a bunch of money to throw at engraving a gun, I'd want to talk to him.
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Old March 27, 2024, 04:19 PM   #5
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His work is awesome.
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Old March 27, 2024, 10:27 PM   #6
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Fracassi - father and daughter
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Old March 27, 2024, 10:30 PM   #7
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Fracassi engraved this knife for Fabbri - makers of the best shotguns

Here's another:
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If one were to see only the engraving, I would think photograph. Stunning.
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