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Rinspeed
02-06-2010, 08:41
I'm not really into engraved handguns that much but this one really does it for me. What do you think.





http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/Baerbarbq.jpg

paul45
02-06-2010, 08:57
Tastefully done, I agree.

Officer's Match
02-06-2010, 09:06
Throw it away immediately, in my general direction. :supergrin:

ronin.45
02-06-2010, 09:56
I'm also not a big fan of engraving, but this is pretty. Love the ivories. Perfect BBQ gun.

G-30Jet
02-06-2010, 12:49
I usually see blued engraved guns. That one is a beauty!

Officer's Match
02-06-2010, 14:35
I'm also not a big fan of engraving, but this is pretty. Love the ivories. Perfect BBQ gun.

I usually see blued engraved guns. That one is a beauty!

I'm with both of you guys. Each time I click back into this thread I like it more. In some ways, the kinda' "plain" look of a Baer really makes it an engravers canvas.
:cool:

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 14:43
I'm not really into engraved handguns that much but this one really does it for me. What do you think.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/Baerbarbq.jpg

I'm usuall not keen on pistol artwork, but this is tastefully done. However, Les should have left off the front slide serrations as they interrupt the filigree.

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 14:53
I'm with both of you guys. Each time I click back into this thread I like it more. In some ways, the kinda' "plain" look of a Baer really makes it an engravers canvas.
:cool:

Right on brotha! Whenever I see the "LOOK AT ME!!" billboards, I want to do this:

http://www.strategicsourcinginternational.ca/Grinding%20Steel.jpg




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Officer's Match
02-06-2010, 15:06
I gotta' stop lookin' in here... last thing I need is more 1911 wants to try to feed.

faawrenchbndr
02-06-2010, 15:36
Looks,................:drool:

GVFlyer
02-06-2010, 15:43
I'm usuall not keen on pistol artwork, but this is tastefully done. However, Les should have left off the front slide serrations as they interrupt the filigree.

What he said.

okie
02-06-2010, 15:51
Sorry, but it's not really my style:supergrin:

Jason D
02-06-2010, 16:09
I like it, but would do away with the front cocking serrations.

Free Radical
02-06-2010, 16:17
A fella could show up proudly at any BBQ in Texas with that on his hip. :thumbsup:

SouthpawShootr
02-06-2010, 16:18
The engraving is beautiful, but somehow I think that manufacturer's marque should be less prominent. I usually don't like engraving on silver colored guns.

RetailNinja
02-06-2010, 16:43
Craftsman ship 10/10

other than as an 'art' piece, I see no point...

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 16:54
...other than as an 'art' piece, I see no point...

Why is that?

Rinspeed
02-06-2010, 17:09
I'm with both of you guys. Each time I click back into this thread I like it more.



I know what you mean, I went back three or four times before I finally saved the picture. I think the grips add a bunch to the overall look. The guy that owned it traded it to Benny Hill for an open gun. :faint: Anyone want to venture a guess how much the engraving like that would cost.

gconan
02-06-2010, 17:13
Craftsman ship 10/10

other than as an 'art' piece, I see no point...

It is a Les Baer, so it is a shooter as well. If it were mine, I would still shoot it.

GVFlyer
02-06-2010, 17:22
This guy wore two engraved Colt 1911s.
http://www.snubnose.info/images/R.A.CrowdersFavoriteGun_11290/RACrowder_picture_thumb2.jpg (http://www.snubnose.info/images/R.A.CrowdersFavoriteGun_11290/RACrowder_picture4.jpg)
R. A. “BOB” CROWDER
Chief of the Texas Rangers

“To name my favorite gun is easy: for 35 years, Colt’s .45 automatic pistol is the only side arm I have used, It was the first pistol I ever shot. I used a Colt .45 auto for three years in the Marines, five years with the Dallas police, seven years in the Teas Highway Patrol, and 20 years in the Texas Rangers. I like it because there are eight shots instead of six. With modern ammunition, .45’s have metal piercing ability. When I use a rifle, it is a .30-06 Remington pump. I wear my engraved, silver grip .45’s loaded and cocked, with safeties on.”
From Guns Magazine, July 1957

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 17:25
I know what you mean, I went back three or four times before I finally saved the picture. I think the grips add a bunch to the overall look. The guy that owned it traded it to Benny Hill for an open gun. Anyone want to venture a guess how much the engraving like that would cost.

It'd be tough to say even if you could see the level of relief and detail like that shown on this 100 year old German Heym - Sauer trap gun.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Charles%20Daly/P1010141.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Charles%20Daly/P1010127.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Charles%20Daly/P1010128.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Charles%20Daly/P1010123.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Charles%20Daly/P1010135.jpg




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GVFlyer
02-06-2010, 17:33
I really like the Heym. Their craftsmanship is magnificent. I had them build me a 30-06 hunting rifle.

HAIL CAESAR
02-06-2010, 18:15
I would love to own it.

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 18:30
I really like the Heym. Their craftsmanship is magnificent. I had them build me a 30-06 hunting rifle.


And I bet it's not a safe queen either. :)

That old shotgun has been to the trap range thousands of times by four generations in my family.

The difference is, even though we shoot our guns a lot, we take care of family heirlooms. Some of the youngsters here just want something they can throw in the back of a pickup truck loaded with loose cinder blocks on the way to the dump to shoot rats.

Morgo
02-06-2010, 18:31
Its well done and looks quite good however, its still not something I would buy.

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 18:36
Its well done and looks quite good however, its still not something I would buy.

I wouldn't either, but I can appreciate the art work. That kind of creativity is best suited on long guns, in my opinion.

bac1023
02-06-2010, 19:05
Engraving isn't my style, but that does look nice.

Cochese
02-06-2010, 19:46
Add these grips, FTW!

http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr40/mars22113/cross.jpg

Short Cut
02-06-2010, 21:19
My advice is simple Rinspeed; you can't take your money with you so enjoy what it can buy while you're alive. :patriot:

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 22:00
My advice is simple Rinspeed; you can't take your money with you so enjoy what it can buy while you're alive. :patriot:

Good point. The Magic Negro is going to take it sooner than later.

GVFlyer
02-06-2010, 22:01
And I bet it's not a safe queen either. :)


No sir! I got the Heym while I was living in Germany and it has spent many hours sitting with me in a "hochset" waiting for the right deer to come along. I had it made with a single set trigger and mounted a Schmidt & Bender 1.5-6X42 scope on a Schwenk Montage mount. It shoots minute-of-angle and for me is the perfect hunting rifle. This is one I'll pass down the line. That's the neat thing about firearms, with the exception of the polymer pistols, they'll likely outlast us. I still have a .31 caliber Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver that my great great grandfather carried at Appomattox.


That old shotgun has been to the trap range thousands of times by four generations in my family.


That's just great!


The difference is, even though we shoot our guns a lot, we take care of family heirlooms. Some of the youngsters here just want something they can throw in the back of a pickup truck loaded with loose cinder blocks on the way to the dump to shoot rats.

Ain't that the truth!

Cobra64
02-06-2010, 22:20
No sir! I got the Heym while I was living in Germany and it has spent many hours sitting with me in a "hochset" waiting for the right deer to come along. I had it made with a single set trigger and mounted a Schmidt & Bender 1.5-6X42 scope on a Schwenk Montage mount. It shoots minute-of-angle and for me is the perfect hunting rifle. This is one I'll pass down the line. That's the neat thing about firearms, with the exception of the polymer pistols, they'll likely outlast us. I still have a .31 caliber Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver that my great great grandfather carried at Appomattox.



That's just great!



Ain't that the truth!

When I was just out of college, a good friend of mine who was a BMW motorcycle dealer came back from Germany with a Manlicher Schoenauer with a set trigger. What a rifle. Once set the pull was under an ounce. The Germans do great work (or at least they used to :) ).

http://mannlicherschoenauer.com/images/15641.jpg


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RetailNinja
02-07-2010, 05:20
Why is that?

Unless you carry OWB in a lexan holster, no one's going to see it or know it but you.

As a testament to someone's craftsmanship it would make a great safe queen, it is a beautiful gun.