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Re: 3e engraving
Posted by Tom Archer on August 30, 2020, 10:58 am, in reply to "Re: 3e engraving
Understand completely, but remember that all Grade 3 guns were special order items and it is not uncommon at all to find a Grade 3 with unique custom features such as the 3E below that looks more like a 5E, or the 3E below ordered with A2 Grade equivalent engraving. And although I've no photo, I've seen one 3E ordered with stepped side plates; so it's OK to take a liberty or two with an engraving repair PROVIDED the work performed is done in the same style as would have been done by period Hunter employees.