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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:59 am  Reply with quote



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Gil S wrote:
James, I was re-admiring the engraving on your Ideal and I picked out the hare for the first time this a.m. I had not noticed it before. The engraving is amazing and it's as if the engraver deliberately attempted to hide or blend in the dog and prey in the rest of the work so they weren't obvious. Gil



Gil, I love the way the engraver worked to get the musculature of both the dog and hare correct. Look at the ribs of the dog and the hind leg of both the dog and the hare. Whoever he was, he didn't do flying turnips!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:02 pm  Reply with quote



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I'd have to say depends what game you are hunting. For turkeys, ducks and geese my 12 Ga Browning Gold Camo, for Upland woodcock and grouse I carry my Ruger 28 most days. I do use both of my 16 Citoris occasionally. I wore out my Auto 5 16 and had it all redone by Browning before I started buying a shotgun for every day of the week/month
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:49 pm  Reply with quote
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canvasback wrote:
Gil S wrote:
James, I was re-admiring the engraving on your Ideal and I picked out the hare for the first time this a.m. I had not noticed it before. The engraving is amazing and it's as if the engraver deliberately attempted to hide or blend in the dog and prey in the rest of the work so they weren't obvious. Gil



Gil, I love the way the engraver worked to get the musculature of both the dog and hare correct. Look at the ribs of the dog and the hind leg of both the dog and the hare. Whoever he was, he didn't do flying turnips!


I have a soft spot for those early American flying turnips. I like how purposefully stylized they are, like a mannerist painting. If I were an engraver instead of a surrealist/magic realist painter, I would set about making stylized engravings in that fashion, with a contemporary flair.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:34 pm  Reply with quote



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If the gun was engraved in Canada, are they still considered American Flying Turnips?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:50 am  Reply with quote



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AmericanMeet wrote:
If the gun was engraved in Canada, are they still considered American Flying Turnips?


Hahaha!

Not sure but I think the Americans and Germans have a lock on the flying turnips. The Canadian made Tobins I've seen tend to be free of them. However, I think in the art world, the location of the origin of the style is more important than the location of where the art was created. That makes them American!

And Mark, if you draw/engrave/paint turnips, that's art!

If you draw/engrave/paint birds to purposely look like turnips in a PO-MO ironic style, that's art!

But if you draw/engrave/paint birds and people mistake the birds for turnips......well, you get my point. LOL

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:16 am  Reply with quote



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Oops, duplicate post.

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