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    Engraving patterns....

    One I haven't seen prior. Cuno Helfricht's work of course. I currently have this engraving pattern in the works. Excited to see how it turns out. And my all time favorite Helfricht patterns pictured below. Tough to come up with better classic Colt engraving patterns I think. I like the look of working guns that were engraved and meant to be used. Not much of a fan of engraving done as "art" on a gun to only be used as a display piece.




    Another favorite but a little fancier with all the gold inlays.



    And for me "the" classic Colt by Helfricht, done by a man at the height of his artistic skills.

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    My favorite is the second one, very tasteful. Who’s doing your engraving?
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    This one? One of my favorite as well.


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    The second SAA above in Hoody's post appears to be "Meldrum" pattern engraving, the first SAA may be as well. The inspiration for pictured revolver below is this pattern.
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    Good eye Goose. 1st and 2nd are both presentation guns from the Tom Boy Mining Co. to Bob Meldrum. The Gold inlay was one of a very few inlaid guns that Helfricht did, all were later in his career.

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    I have always been a fan of the engraving pattern on the Meldrum Colt. Maybe it's just me, but one of the things that makes this gun beautiful, is the fact that there's no original finish left. I love the way that beautiful engraving stands out on the worn grey finish. Interesting to note that the holster in that photo was made by Bob Meldrum, owner of the Colt. I have a US Army model 1894 Colt DA, that belonged to John Meldrum, Bob's uncle. He was a decorated officer during the Civil War and for many years, the superintendent of Yellowstone Park. The Meldrum family had a huge ranch in the Buffalo, Wyoming area.
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    the original is hard not to like...













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    I like this matched pair of Storekeepers that Ken Hurst did for me about 30 years ago. Looks like he used a Helfricht style.



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    I really like the 'raised silver, gold and copper inlays' on this Hurst SAA.



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    When I think about having silver, copper and gold inlays on a steel SAA, I begin to worry that if moisture gets on this gun, I might have a 3 volt battery.
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