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"Funeral Engraving"

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  1. goatskin

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    Does anybody have any pics of "Funeral Engraving"?

    I've seen two guns with it, but only in passing, and it surely looks drool-worthy.

    Thanks,


    Bob
     
  2. Hitapair

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    "...but only in passing..." Punny one!!
     
  3. EuroJoe

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    a term used by Fabbri to describe blued receiver with gold outlines, my personal favorite
     
  4. Hatshooter

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    thanks for the education. I thought it meant a high gloss black stock & foreend.
     
  5. goatskin

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    <blockquote>hitapair: <i> "...but only in passing..." Punny one!! </i></blockquote>

    :) ... the 2nd I saw, might have been literal, as well as punny. A gent from south of the border - who had more money and taste in guns than had shooting ability - brought his brand-spanking-new ... Fabbri? Piotti? A&S? funeral gun to a hand-tossed shoot, and the Columbaire gave him the most unbelievablest, fattest, lazy-est, over-fed, relaxed-est bird available ... and he missed both barrels.

    Columbaire is miss-and-out, so is never any fun to wave g'bye to $1000 your first look, but normally people stay around to revel in their miseray a little while, but HE walked straight to his truck, threw (NOT cased and NOT 'laid') the gun in the back and a long dust plume followed him away.

    Nobody got to drool over his gun, save "in passing".


    Bob
     
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    I believe that Holland&Holland were the first to use the term to describe a particular weapon they built.
     
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    <blockquote>eurojoe: <i> a term used by Fabbri to describe blued receiver with gold outlines, my personal favorite </i></blockquote>

    Nobody has ever accused ol' Ivo of getting his ideas from 4th rate sources.

    The 1st 'Funeral Engraved' gun I saw was a turn-of-the-century "Mercedes Midnight Blue" over deep engraved Purdey with gold outlines & highlights. Sparse, conservative and purely stunning. I thought it was a Victoria's passing tribute and not a descriptive style.

    Of all the examples on the Fabbri page, there is not one of "Funeral". :(


    Bob
     
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    heres a pic
     
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    This is an MX 3 with similar engraving.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. goatskin

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    Tell your banker not to take any calls from you before you open it.
     
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    7771 ...

    DANG!!

    Thx,
     
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    Makes for a nice clean look. I think Ken Rucker does that kind of work.
     
  13. no5shooter

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    Holy Moly, Batman! That is gorgeous engraving, all of it.
     
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    This is a winchester Model 42
     
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    Columbaire is NOT miss & out until the shoot-off of ties. Usually 15 bird races these days.
     
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    Bill Mains will do a nice job for you with gold outlines, by the way the last two pics are lovely, not not what I'd call "Funeral"
     
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    7771,

    A 42? I thought a 42 was a slide gun and not a sxs.

    ss
     
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    looks like a very nice 21 with smooth sides.....
     
  19. Hatshooter

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    gun porn is what I would call it.. sharp
     
  20. RunGunIPSC

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    About 20 yrs ago my brother-in-law was having Heym do a double rifle in '06 for him & he wanted some minimal engraving. I suggested "Funeral",receiver & larger parts outline only.
    It came out simply beautiful. Still NIB.
    I like that better than deep chisel style. Bulino is really neat & the best & hardest Bulino is women & big cats intermixed.
     
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