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Barrel sculpting

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Repairs' started by Master Carper, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. HoLeChit

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    Haha true. It’s just that so few people do engraving the old way, I’m so used to see lasers and cnc machines in place.
     
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    Wow humbles many of us I’m sure.
     
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    Man, I could that in my sleep.



    By that I mean that I can only do that in my dreams.

    Excellent craftsmanship.
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate the compliments!
     
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    Everything is done by hand with a wide variety of shapes and sizes of hand chisels and various other hand cutting tools.
     
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    The barrel steel is 416 stainless steel.

    I was taught this type of hand engraving by a German man a couple of years ago. I cannot pronounce his name, so I always just called him "Sir".

    He is a retired engraver from H&H, Rigby, and other places that did hand engraving on your most elegant double rifles from the top custom gun makers in the world.

    I watched for a year before I ever got brave enough to start on an actual barrel, but have done 4 guns to date. The barrel I posted at the beginning of this thread, I have just over 100 hours in it so far.
     
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    Nice work! I find it pretty amazing given my complete lack of artistic skill and patience.
     
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    I could only dream of having your level of talent. That’s amazing work. Do you take on commissions?
     
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    Define "commissions".
     

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