Photos Knives & Finely Embellished Shotguns

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Sharp & Fiery, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    Hello all!!

    I know there is a knives and guns thread,
    But i was hoping this would also be ok. Post your photos of double barrels with beautiful knives, heck, Im even ok with a nice engraved rifle or semi and knife in this thread.
    I made this thread to find out who else appreciates beautiful wood, stunning engraving and exceptional knives.
    I’ll start it off. ENJOY!

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    A.V. Maroccini Custom O/U 26” barrels. Right hand palm swell.
    Le Thiers par Fontenille Pataud Nature with engraving by F. Krill, France
     
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  2. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Why only over-unders? Very nice bulino and deep acanthus scroll by the way.
     
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  3. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    I dont want to step on the knives and guns thread’s toes. I have a love for O/U’s. Im also ok with SxS. If that helps. :D So basically really nice shotguns...maybe I will have to edit the title. Hmmmm.

    Edit: Edited title, now O/U, SxS, semi, and pump (if you must). Haha.
     
  4. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    I've posted this here a few times before. It's Number 1 of a matched pair made by TR White Gunmakers, Staffordshire UK.

    What is that O/U you posted? The cross bolt looks familiar.

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  5. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    Now thats what I’m talking about!! :D
    Just beautiful! Even exquisite!
     
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  6. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Geoff Moore engraved it. He has done a lot of work for Purdey. Tony White has made a lot of guns for Holland & Holland, among others. I spent a couple years to find the craftsmen for value and workmanship and leave the Big Four to the hedge fund guys.

    BTW, I sold my last O/U years ago. Bore redundancies led me to it, although every once in a while I get a desire for a Beretta Silver Pigeon IV in 28 ga.
     
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  7. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    I edited my original post to name makers underneath the photo. :)
     
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  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
  9. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Gorgeous round body. Who made the gun?
     
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  10. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    In a past life I used to bird hunt a lot and for upland hunting I preferred side by sides since I was a kid shooting an old Fox 20 gauge

    Over the years I collected many

    The gun pictured above I had made to actually shoot sporting clays with

    It’s made by Poli

    It’s got 30 inch barrels and Briley Ti chokes in it

    I used to shoot a lot of sporting clays and even though I have a strong love of side by sides my best scores were always with a built out CG over and under


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  11. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Here is a 100 plus year old ce fox 12 that’s seen a lot of birds

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  12. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Here is my favorite pic of a great dog and aya

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  13. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    These days I’ve been using this little round body roger to good effect
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  14. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Here is a 100 plus year old fox 20 with a great dog

    I grew up on this gun and it was my grandfathers

    Years ag I had Turnbull restore it

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  15. cistercian

    cistercian Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 22, 2015
    I own only 1 fine upland hunting shotgun...a late 20's LC Smith side by side
    in 12ga. It is wonderful but alas...field grade!
    As a boy I saw a beautiful shotgun on my dads friends mantle. I remarked at how
    fine it was and he let me handle and even dry fire it. It was not a shotgun.
    It was a Holland and Holland 600 Nitro express double rifle and it was HEAVY.
    The engraving on it reminds me of some of the the shotguns posted here.
    It was exquisite...and old...and perfect. It was pristine. By far, the most expensive gun
    I have ever handled.
     
  16. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    @JParanee
    Nice pheasants!! Had a successful hunt with the family this year too!! Got a Chukar as well, upper left. :D Gotta love the “tailgate photos” lol.
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  17. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Now you guys are showing the goods. Be still my heart.

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  18. marchone

    marchone Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2013
    Tell me more about the Staffordshire Terrier, please. I've never known one to hunt. That's fantastic.

    (This thread is better than the whole old Shooting Sportsman forum.)
     
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  19. Sharp & Fiery

    Sharp & Fiery Always Embellish Platinum Member

    May 14, 2012
    I love upland hunting as well, but my true passion is waterfowl. Don’t let me get started on those photos!! Lol. My wife says “Our house looks like a museum.” Lol. “No more birds.”
    I say “Rack ‘em, whack ‘em and stack ‘em!” Pick the best birds and send them off to the taxidermists! Haha.
     
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  20. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Wow, great thread. I've always wanted a double barrel, but just never got there. May still happen sometime, but finely engraved is probably no longer in my cards. Hate it when income tumbles back thirty years. :( But for now, I'll just enjoy drooling over the pics in this thread. Keep em coming.
     
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