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GRAND ENGRAVER ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Winchester M21, Aug 18, 2011.

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  1. Winchester M21

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    Who done engraving at the Grand American in the late 70's and early 80's besides Neil Hartliep?


    Shawn Massey
     
  2. Pull & Mark

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    Bill Mains may have been there!!! He is still working and traveling to clubs most of the year. If you need his phone just ask. Break=em all Jeff
     
  3. flabigpapa

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    The Other Engraver on site was Kurt Horvath...works out of Tennessee. Shoot Well ..shoot Often, Bart
     
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    What are the opinions about the work of these engravers who work at shoots?
     
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    Bill Mains at work at the Pa. State Shoot.

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  6. flabigpapa

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    Mr. Bill Mains.....An AMERICAN MASTER. Shoot Well..Shoot Often, Bart
     
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    Bill Mains did many of the Ithaca grade 5 SBT. For the factory.
     
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    I recall an Oriental guy there one year. He used little bitty gravers, but did pretty work. Can't recall who he worked for.
     
  9. over the hill

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    Mapper...I think you are talking about the engraver that worked for Ken Eyster years ago.

    Last time I asked he was retired.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  10. beaker100

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    mains is the man!
     
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    Eyster put gold on the sides of a couple of Remington 3200s back then. Cost 35.oo per side

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    Bill Mains has done grip caps and the receiver on my BT-99 great work and excellent service.
    Tom
     
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    Benne Heuave (spelling) from California, had a stand under the trees on the East end of the Vandalia line back in the early 80's. He re-did some gold inlays for me. Nice man to work with.

    Joe
     
  14. Winchester M21

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    I purchased an old Ljutic 73 from Ljutic Guy (John Ernst) that has some really nice engraving. I got in touch with the owner who had this gun engraved and he said someone at the Grand before 1985 done the engraving but he couldn't remember his name. The man that had it engraved was George Newman from N.J. and he is going to try to find out who done the engraving for me. Maybe someone on this site knows him and could remember?

    I'll try to get some close up pics of the engraving posted tonight.


    Shawn
     
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    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I would give it to B Mains here is why.
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  16. Mr.M

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    I think the southern California reference was Benno Huene (Heune). Benno would show up at shoots around California and work his magic.

    Mike
     
  17. BILL GRILL

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    Factory Ithaca Dollar Grade. Done by Bill Maines.

    <a href="http://s126.photobucket.com/albums/p81/billgrill/?action=view&current=DSC00566.jpg" target="_blank"> DSC00566.jpg </a>
     
  18. flabigpapa

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    Mr. Bill Mains...An American Master. Shoot Well..Shoot Often, Bart
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  19. BigM-Perazzi

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    A little something from Bill Mains for my Super X1..

    You might call Bill Mains. He will probably remember if he did it, and probably can tell you who else might have done it...
     
  20. patrick Swartz

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    M21,

    I believe that you are thinking of Kurt Horvath. He was set up just west of the middle vendor buildings,kind of out in the open. I really liked to watch him work and looked forward to seeing him every year. In the late 80's I had a Gerber "Paul" knife with me and asked if he could do a little something on it. He did the work and charged me( if my old memory serves me correctly)$25.00. I haven't seen him for years,but I still have the knife.

    Respectfully,

    Patrick Swartz
     
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