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Unread 08-18-2019, 04:23 AM   #1
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Was wondering if anyone could provide information about this engraving style and who might have done the work. Itís a 16 gauge damascus GH built in 1900. Thanks - Ron
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That GH is likely from a period when several thousand Parkers were produced per year so it is most likely the work of one of the 'journeyman' engravers in the engraving shop and not at all likely that a master engraver or head engraver did the work.

But it is a very nice example of a GH nonetheless.





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What Dean said.

I am a big fan of g grades and yours is a great example
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Ron, your GH (Grade 2) engraving seems very unusual. The zig-zag pattern around the border of your frame is typical of engraving seen on lower Grade 0 guns of that era. The typical GH border engraving, for lack of a better term was a wave pattern which is there on your frame bordering the engraving that radiates out from your bolsters. Also, to my eyes it looks like that zig-zag border engraving was done directly over the wave pattern which, coming from the factory would be highly unusual and probably unlikely. I've never seen this border pattern on a GH before but I haven't examined as many as others have.
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Yeah, that is different.
The walked border around the breech like that on GH grade guns is pretty typical.

But having the walked border AND a knick & dot border on the sides and bottom is pretty unusual.

Could have been a gun that started out being engraved like a VH and then was “changed” to GH in process. Who knows.
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We should all take a look again at Tom Hawkins' GH 16 gauge on the 0-frame with the 'unique' (for the grade) roundel engraving - Spring 2019 Issue "Transformation to a Favorite" with the same graver walk border.





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We should all take a look again at Tom Hawkins' GH 16 gauge on the 0-frame with the 'unique' (for the grade) roundel engraving - Spring 2019 Issue "Transformation to a Favorite" with the same graver walk border..
Thanks Dean -- good find. That gun also has the same birds depicted -- do you know what species they are supposed to be? They look like turtles walking on their hind legs -- what's that about?
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just posting to show how an iphone can be used to show detail -- can zoom in even farther -- amazing clarity
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