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General discussion => Contemporary Longrifle Collecting => Topic started by: EC121 on January 21, 2019, 06:34:01 AM

Title: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: EC121 on January 21, 2019, 06:34:01 AM
It's all Stoner Creek's fault.  He gave me two days to look at the rifle and a good price to boot.  Here is a good goal for the beginning engraver to work toward. www.bricestultzhisblog.blogspot.com (http://www.bricestultzhisblog.blogspot.com)
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: Carl Young on January 21, 2019, 06:49:23 AM
I was tempted, but too many other projects needed funding. I'm glad to know it has been adopted by a good home!  :)

Carl
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: Stoner creek on January 21, 2019, 03:21:39 PM
Iím proud to help! Thatís what friends are for!!
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: Mike Brooks on January 21, 2019, 05:50:44 PM
That's really nice, classic Schippers. BTW it's a Chambers lock, not L&R. I had John do a Double I made  many years ago, before he got famous. He did the checkering as well. Didn't mead to steal your thunder Brice.... :-\ These two guns really show off John's capabilities.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/3c5147c1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/borders10.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/borders8.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/borders5.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/borders4.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/Gunmaker/Borders%20double%20gun/borders7.jpg)
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: EC121 on January 21, 2019, 07:21:36 PM
Right you are, Mike.  I was typing faster than I was thinking.  Nice pictures.
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: RVAH-7 on January 22, 2019, 06:53:15 AM
In addition to a beautiful double with  spectacular engraving, it is nice to see a little wear & tear on those frizzen faces.  Yes, use that gun!
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: Mike Brooks on January 22, 2019, 04:47:40 PM
In addition to a beautiful double with  spectacular engraving, it is nice to see a little wear & tear on those frizzen faces.  Yes, use that gun!
That gun has had 10's of thousands of rounds through it. The owner is the regular "Top Gun" winner on the sporting clays range at Friendship 2X a year. He also shoots lots of skeet down there, It's a big gun, Damascus 14 bore  wild fowling barrels. That gun goes right around 9lbs. I wish I had some better pictures of it, these don't do it justice. It's probably been 12-15 years since I have seen it in person. The trigger guard and entry pipe are cast out of old dimes.
Title: Re: John Schippers engraving.
Post by: D. Taylor Sapergia on January 24, 2019, 08:56:51 PM
Mike:  one of my life's pleasures is attending our BC Rendezvous every fall, where I get to see many of my rifles and guns again.  It's like having the kids come for a visit.