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Unread 03-05-2022, 10:17 AM   #11
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I think we will be seeing more of this - sort of an indeterminate origin of wood / metal/ engraving & finishing amalgam by various (mostly unidentified) artists, all very good at their crafts. The finished products are a type of "chimera" which at once mesmerize and confound potential buyers: "Is it live, or is it MEMOREX"? In these cases, it provides to emulate the words of Marcus Aurelius, "In each and every individual thing, ask what is it in and of itself?"
I agree with that. There are honestly very few shops that can do all the work at the very top level. I own guns I have purchased that are documented as done by one highly rated shop, and another that is completely documented as done by a different stockmaker, barrel guy, case color shop and engraver. All at the top level of reputation. I suspect that a lot of time, though, an owner shops it out and goes to one top guy and two or three average Joes. Guess who will be quoted in the ad?
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Well, I wrote the seller and asked the following:

Hello, do you have any documentation that this restoration was done by DelGrego? I have only known them to work on Parker Guns and the Remington Model 32. Thanks in advance for any information.

And here is his reply:

Hi Alfred,
It’s assumed that the restoration was done by delGrego because of the colors. Honestly, I’ve no proof of this… it is very very good work. I will be changing the description to read this way… thank you ��

Wow. Just wow.
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Exactly. And I would wager he was THINKING turnbull.

I would not say that Delgrego is exactly known for their case colors. Not in a good way that is.
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Daryl, so I have to buy the gun to get the figurine then sell the gun to Tool Man and keep the frog? Asking for a friend.
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Daryl, so I have to buy the gun to get the figurine then sell the gun to Tool Man and keep the frog? Asking for a friend.
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I’m with Brian. DelGrego only does the cyanide process.
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I’m with Brian. DelGrego only does the cyanide process.
As I understand it he will ship a gun out by request for a correct bone charcoal color case hardening treatment.





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Dean you may be correct but I once sent a GH 20 gauge to DelGrego for some work. They refinished the wood but told me they would only do Cyanide hardening.
When pressed for why I was told by Larry that there was to big of a chance to have the frame warp or crack. No offer to send out.
Possibly they do send out for bone and charcoal hardening but I was not offered this option.
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Delgrego currently contracts case coloring to Turnbull. They have for the last 10 years (about)
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Thanks Brian for this update on their case hardening process. The Parker I sent to them was an unusual VH 20 gauge straight grip with 26” twist barrels. It was before I retired and that was 10 years ago.
When I sent the gun to DelGrego I was told I couldn’t even send them the barrels as they didn’t want the Damascus barrels in the shop.
The wood was nicely redone. I never had it recased.
I don’t recall who I sold it to but it was one of our members.
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