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Kreighoff Pressed on engraving?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by smsnyder, May 24, 2011.

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  1. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    Does Krieghoff have rolled or pressed on engraving? I was looking at two of the same guns and there wasn't a flaw in the engraving. Scroll work looked to perfect to be hand engraved.
     
  2. MTA Tom

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    AFAIK, it's all hand engraved.
     
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    If it were not hand done it would likely be lazer engraved. I'm sure with their reputation and price it is done by hand.
     
  4. smsnyder

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    Grntitan are you sure? There is no way you can hand engrave metal and they can be exact the same. Looks like krieghoffs are lazer engraved. Even the depth of the scroll work is the same. I measured it. That's one good clue
     
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    No i'm not sure. MTA Tom seems to also think they are done by hand.
     
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    Well I did some searching on their website and could not find where it says they are either hand engraved or done by a machine. They only speak of the styles of engraving they offer. However I found where is says...."Krieghoff's factory engravers offer a wealth of talent and a nearly unlimited range of engraving styles." But this doesn't necessarily mean they are done by hand.

    Bryan
     
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    Hey kid. Earl just likes to beat on wasps nests every now and then. I think the K-gun guys will be along shortly to rough him up. LOL
     
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    The higher grades may be engraved by hand but I don,t think the normal k80 or kx5 are hand engraved. What the heck do you expect for $16,000? L0L
     
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    I think Earl is right.


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  10. smsnyder

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    Ha, I thought you guys lost my picture? LOL
     
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    LMFAO Why do i get that picture anyway everytime i see your name. LOL I'm sorry Earl.

    P.S. I got the pic now.
     
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    As i told Earl via PM, if i was to spend that money for a K-gun, Mr. Krieghoff himself better hand engrave my gun. I'll stick with my lazer engraved Beretta.
     
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    $16000 Krieghoff combo vs $9000 Blaser combo. Both German. No brainer here. LOL
     
  14. MTA Tom

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    smsnyder, when you're right, you're right.

    The Krieghoff wins hands down.
     
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    On close inspection of ENTRY GRADE GUNS....You can see the rounded Start and Stop of CNC Tool within Scroll Pattern, Followed by some Hand work. All HIGH GRADES and CUSTOMS are Hand Engraved and Signed by Artist.
    As with ALL Threads here...There will be the Exception to the Rule. Shoot Well
    ...Shoot Often, Bart
     
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    I understand that all guns are hand engraved- K80s at least and no there is a difference in the patterns

    If that changed in the last few years I am not aware of it

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Gene, Pick up standard grade and look at start and stop of cut...It's round..Gravers have to be cut in and cut out of lines. As , stated above..their will be Lot's of Opinion's.
    Can be seen Very Evident on forend iron scroll on standard gun. With that said I will leave it to the Experts. Shoot Well..Shoot Often, Bart
     
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    Just for the Nay Sayer's...Go to Paxton Arms.com and view New K80 section find Standard grade gun, click to open reciever view...Enlarge pic and Clearly see base line cutout with rounded CNC cutter..and Hand Graver fill cuts, Thru-out.
    Not saying that it's BAD...Just not like HIGHER GRADE GUNS Available.
    Shoot Well..Shoot Often, Bart
     
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    I don't know from hand engraved to laser or whatever, however a gentleman at our club just bought a K-80 for a little over 100 K and the engraving on it is more than spectacular. The thing is that he has two (2) of them, but one only cost around 84 K. They are both sporting clay guns, a really good shooter and nice man. I am sure he knows the difference about engraving.
     
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