Gun Art


I'm not going to take sides in the gun debate, but I know great art
when I see it:
formatting link

Caution, not for dial-up. 101 pictures of extraordinary firearms all on
one page.
The site may be blocked for some of you with parental or employer
controls installed.
-Frank
Reply to
Frank J Warner
Loading thread data ...
Whatever happened to Holland & Holland and Purdy? Do they still exist? Given the laws and attitudes in UK?
Reply to
Michael Koblic
Ok for some but I'd rather see holster wear.
Reply to
Buerste
I love the stuff where the case colors are left to show under the engraving...
Too much of it seems to be in a style an opera designer I once worked with called "Circus Wagon Baroque".
Stuart
Reply to
Stuart Wheaton
If you look closely, particularly at the H&H shotgun with the spot case-coloring, I think you'll see that the gun was engraved first, and then colored.
It looks like they used a torch and cyanide salts, rather than a bath. It's very nice.
Yeah. They didn't know when to stop. I'd be afraid to shoot some of them, with all of that deep, German-style engraving.
I really like the etching of the boars and other animals.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
I would expect that engraving a case-hardened piece of steel would be difficult, at best.
Reply to
RBnDFW
Well, color case-hardening is decorative and not often really a serious hardening job. It typically doesn't have any significant effect on surface hardness. The depth of carbon penetration with most methods rarely is more than a few millionths to tens of millionths of an inch. It often isn't even quenched.
The old Stevens Favorite and Crackshot receivers were offered with a very nice (for mass production) color case hardening job at one time, and that was a bit thicker, but still only less than one tenth -- not enough to mean much.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
Guns rendered useless for the most part.
I like guns that are likely to be used or carried.
Personal preference. The art part for me comes in the construction and design.
Different strokes for different folks.
Wes -- "Additionally as a security officer, I carry a gun to protect government officials but my life isn't worth protecting at home in their eyes." Dick Anthony Heller
Reply to
Wes

PolyTech Forum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.