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Unread 02-05-2018, 04:35 PM   #4
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What is the serial number range Reggie?

The Grade 4 engraving was just a bit more elaborate (or done with a bit more feeling/personality) than the Grade 3 so we often see small differences in engraving style or theme than Grade 3 guns.

The "looking back" setter is an example of this 'personality' imparted by the engraver. This looking back is borrowed from hammerless guns made in the late 1880's and early 1890's Grade 3 and higher and earlier hammer guns..

"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
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