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J.B. #76318 01/07/08 04:34 PM
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Please tell me the differance between Acanthus, American Vine, and Arabesque. They all look the same to me.


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Ed, I enjoyed your "search". Yes, the Sumner school did the typical Boss engraving, actually much like I posted. It's been that way forever, possibly excepting special orders. You can spot it from a distance like you can spot Stephen Grant patterns, Holland, etc. I guess it's my engineering background that "demands" roses when they say there are roses. I know if I gave flowers to my sweetheart, the distinction would be noted too. Now, I guess your background is much different and maybe all of the world's things may not be as clear as they are to an engineer, --- I have enjoyed looking at your gun, but am not ready to try to substitute zenias or cornflowers for roses in many parts of my life. I just couldn't explain my way out of it, but you might be able to. I suppose I might need your help sometime if I'm not careful.

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Gentlemen - thank you for the education. I have commissioned only one engraving project and its still in progress. I found my lack of a good lexicon of sytles of scroll to be a bit hinderance in communicating what I liked and wanted. I just didn't know how to describe it in terms that may be understood at a remove. This thread has helped some in that regard although it still seems like a subject of much interpretation and differing views and definitions.

Mr. Hand - Your work is very beautiful, art and craft combined seamlessly. Thank you for this post.

Stephen Meyers


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From a 1929 Purdey:

























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Did I see that Purdey in a Cracker Barrel ?

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Yep, that is where I keep it, right next to the Bayard 16. I pick it up on my way out to the bird lease and drop it off when I get back to town. Usually have the Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and cream gravy after I put it back on the wall.

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Could I have their address ?

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Nice gun - beautiful engraving. By any chance, is it a 20g?

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Yes and thanks. It has original 2-3/4" chambers, Sideclips, 28" barrels, 10 and 10 chokes, 5-3/4 lbs.

Had you seen it before?

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Mike

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No. I thought it was a 20g because of the locks (and because if it was a 12, you would have monster-size hands).

Some Purdey 20s have a very distinct look. Their locks don't look quite like the ones you see on Purdey 12s.

It looks lovely - and with that original proofing, it must be pretty rare.

I imagine it's a pleasure to shoot.

Take care.

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