A best-quality shotgun with minimal engraving is a bold creation.
Engraving can make or break shotgun. Done right, it adds to a shotgun’s overall beauty. Done wrong, it calls too much attention to itself by garish, crude, or just plain ugly.
Engraving can also hide the crisper details of a gun, Like a sheet tossed over a chair. The proud roundness of the fences and the curves of the action — stuff like this gets a little lost under bouquets of flowers and the swirls of scrollwork. Less-than-perfect craftsmanship can also be obscured with by the same flourishes.
When you take away the engraving, you take away all these possibilities. That’s why this Piotti Monaco caught my eye. If you take a looks at it, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s more info about the gun from the seller:
PIOTTI MONACO SIDELOCK SXS 12 GAUGE: MADE 1994 CREATIVE ARTS BORDER ENGRAVED BEST QUALITY GUN 30″ HOLLAND SELF OPENER 010 AND 027 WITH FACTORY 3″ CHAMBERS SINGLE TRIGGER EJECTOR SPLINTER FOREARM ENGLISH GRIP INCREDIBLE WOOD MAKERS CASE NEW CONDITION 7LBS 9 OZ X 2 1/2 X 1 5/8 X 14 3/4 TO LEATHER COVERED PAD 1/2 REPLACEMENT COST. Price: $27,500.00