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Jtplumb #608820 01/03/22 03:00 PM
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The engraver, JT, is A Rousfon. He engraved my 12 gauge Charlin with about the same quality of art as your 16 gauge. I just know the name. Geoffroy did not give me any details on him when he imported the shotgun from France for me.

Best for the New Year, Tim

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Originally Posted by ellenbr
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On a totally other French offering, & I was unsure if anyone was going to post it, but as it was told to me, quite a bit of history on the Buttplate:

Corporation Chrétienne des Armuriers Stéphanois Conservatoire de l'Arme fine L. Chalet Directeur 1887 -P. Didier - E. Fournel - B. Tronchon - M. Barellon -P. Plot - P. Ferret - F. Courbon Fondateur

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Salut ellenbr


Mº Ferdinand Courbon, avocat au bareau de Saint-Etienne, , pour favoriser l'essor de l'arme de luxe créa une société en commandite sous le nom de Conservatoire de l'arme fine (Corporation chrétienne des armuriers stéphanols). Le directeur fut Louis Chalet, ancien fabricant d'armes qui eut comme principaux collaborateurs Joannes Faure, ciseleur; Pierre Didier (Didier-Drevet) canonnier; Pierre Ferret, graveur; Antoine Javelle, Incrusteur; Etienne Fournel, basculeur; Trochon, platineur; Barrelon, monteur, Pierre Plot, pistonneur et Fauriat, équipeur. Installée au printemps 1887 au 7 place Villeboeuf à Saint-Etienne, cette société a fabriqué de très beaux fusils .

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Excellent FAB, Merci.


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Originally Posted by Ted Schefelbein
It is possible that there was a school of engraving that promoted beaver-esq dogs, and Jurassic chicken like pheasants, same as the “Pumpkin school” of American engraving, but, if there really wasn’t, this guy engraved a million French guns, back in the day.

A good guess would be Bernaud, he was working as an engraver until well into his 90s, and his work suffered a bit, the older he got. I think he died in 1912. I had a Darne V20 that he engraved, and the pheasants were bad enough that I questioned what year they were introduced to France, as it didn’t seem like he had ever seen one.

Gamescene engraving is absolutely the toughest to pull off, and the guys that can do animals well, are few and far between. Not everyone can be Winston Churchill or Lynton McKensie.

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Salut Ted,

Jean Bernaud a beaucoup gravé pour la maison Darne entre 1930 et 1960.
Parlez-vous de son père ?
Serait-il possible de voir des photos pour ce V20 ?

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Originally Posted by Tim Carney
The engraver, JT, is A Rousfon. He engraved my 12 gauge Charlin with about the same quality of art as your 16 gauge. I just know the name. Geoffroy did not give me any details on him when he imported the shotgun from France for me.

Best for the New Year, Tim

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On retrouve régulièrement cette signature A. Rousefon. Il paraît même qu'il aurait un jumeau qui était lui aussi graveur, mais je ne trouve rien sur ces personnes.
J'émets l'idée qu'il pourrait s'agir d'Antoine Rousson, bien connu pour ses gravures animalières. Mais ce n'est qu'une hypothèse !

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Originally Posted by Argo44
Excellent FAB, Merci.
De rien Argo, c'est un plaisir.

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Joannes Faure, ciseleur - Chiseler - Stocker?
Pierre Didier (Didier-Drevet) canonnier - Tube Maker
Pierre Ferret, graveur; Engraver
Antoine Javelle, Incrusteur - Metal Inlay adornment?
Etienne Fournel, basculeur - Frame filer / maker
Trochon, platineur - Lock maker
Barrelon, monteur - fitter of tubeset & frame?
Pierre Plot, pistonneur - ???
Fauriat, équipeur - fitter of some sort?

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Thanks Tim I do like the engraving style its growing on me, but I didn’t purchase this gun. If it were an ejector gun I couldn’t have stopped myself. I have a couple Belgium short barreled guns that fit the bill already. Great discussion in both languages.
Thank you all
Merci à tous

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Salut, Fab 500,
The only pictures I have of the V20 are slides. Larry Brown published an article that my V20 was photographed for, if he retained the proofs, he may have a picture.
I haven’t owned the gun for many years. It is a V20 2 barrels set, that was restocked in American black walnut, a fantastic job, according to Herve’ Bruchet. The serial number was in the 50,000 range.

Merci’.

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Originally Posted by DaveB
Originally Posted by L. Brown
Can't find it on GI. As a long time Iowan, it's possible I might know the seller.

Here you go Larry
https://www.gunsinternational.com/g...de-by-side-boxlock-.cfm?gun_id=101799346

I was looking at this one the other day. It kind of struck my fancy, but I just purchased a similar gun, so not really in my budget.

I wondered if that is the original stock?

Thanks. Don't recognize the seller's name. Dave, I agree that the stock does look pretty fancy for that gun. However, that round knob grip pretty much screams "FRENCH!"

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