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#176723 - 12/11/18 11:08 AM Engraving
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I really can appreciate a nice engraving on a gun or a knife. To bad that it is expensive ( which is logical considering the amount of time and skill that goes in a fine engraving) and the turn around time is relatively long when you have a famous engraver.

Years ago I bought a deactivated high grade shotgun, just for the engraving on it and have it on my wall. It is made around 1920 (I could be of by plus/minus ten years) The maker Watson Bros is still around today, and is located in London. It costed me $120 which is nothing, considering the work that has gone in it. Anyway, here are some pics, also for the dog lovers laugh

It has a "crossover" stock for a shooter who is left eye dominate and right handed.


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Edited by Sphinx3000 (12/11/18 11:29 AM)
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#176740 - 12/11/18 06:18 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Sphinx3000]
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I was not familiar with a crossover stock.
Does it look something like this:


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#176745 - 12/11/18 08:05 PM Re: Engraving [Re: BladesNBarrels]
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Left eye dominate, better to learn to shoot with both open on a pistol.
almost the same for defense close up with a shot gun.......hunting a whole other story!


Edited by Chief (12/11/18 08:07 PM)
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#176748 - 12/11/18 08:27 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Chief]
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Yes it does exactly look like that David. This shotgun would have been perfect for me because I have the same problem.
When I shoot pistol/revolver, I always shoot with my right eye closed and the pistol in my right hand or both hands.

Fortunately when I shoot, I can shoot good enough this way.
@ Chief: I tried shooting with both eyes open years ago when I started competition shooting, but it doesn't work for me.


Edited by Sphinx3000 (12/11/18 08:30 PM)
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#176750 - 12/11/18 09:00 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Sphinx3000]
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I am right handed left eye dominant and I have trained myself to shoot both eyes open any weapon even though a scope. It does take some getting used to but in fact I feel my facial muscles are more relaxed.
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#176751 - 12/11/18 09:04 PM Re: Engraving [Re: W Polidori]
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Always shoot skeet and all other clay sports with both
eyes open ... You don't "aim" a shot gun, you point it.
At least in skeet.

Oh ... BEAUTIFUL engraving!

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#176752 - 12/11/18 09:04 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Sphinx3000]
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Originally Posted By: Sphinx3000
when I started competition shooting, but it doesn't work for me.


Cool which competition?
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#176753 - 12/11/18 09:12 PM Re: Engraving [Re: W Polidori]
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I tried Warren, but I cant't get a good and fast sight picture that way. It indeed ads stress to keep one eye closed. I can't read a newspaper with my right eye, my left I is 100% good, which I am real happy about! I can shoot ten shot groups, 2" or smaller at 10 meters/11 yards all day long. On 25 meter I can get them all in the black, mostly in the 9 circle (using both hands), so I can't complain, but I would love to have a good right eye.


Edited by Sphinx3000 (12/11/18 09:37 PM)
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#176754 - 12/11/18 09:19 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Sphinx3000]
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Chief, mostly 25 meters, 1 hand shooting and we have a competition that is typically dutch that we call military pistol. That is also one handed and we have service pistol, that is when you can choose between one or two hands shooting. Here is an example of service pistol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyQDgOzOnGc This is not me but gives you an idea.




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#176755 - 12/11/18 09:25 PM Re: Engraving [Re: Sphinx3000]
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This is the target that we use for regular one handed shooting at 25 meters, the ten ring is 2 inches.


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