I know this was your next purchase...
an antique modern old fashion state of the art old school hi tech ainchent brand new very confused gun lol
An MP5K that's engraved? That's fuckin dumb.
Probably for a rapper or drug dealer.
I guess were all on the same page here.. pretty basic, shoot rather than "hanger" types.. but to be honest i just don't get the engraved thing..
been loving this sport for a tad over fifty years.. don't know how many guns i've had, but never had an engraved one.. One of the girls bought me a great "cocktail" table book.. the "art of the gun".. this was mostly tiffany collection and sold items.. major hi end.. and of course a lot of them were jaw droppers.. i'd guess that WELL over three quarters of them were engraved, and a big thing about the "schools" of engraving, and the who, what, and where stuff.. bottom line is that while i saw some beauties, none of them could be shot.. ok they could be, but as soon as you put a drag mark on that SAA Colt's cylinder the values drops by half..
Just don't get it.. Funny to, cause i understand why guys love stainless, or blue, or in my case parkeriized with lanyard loops.. i get hi end grips, (have some beautiful wood girps with navy on them for my brace of 1911s), holsters.. why some guys love revolvers and others dig Glocks, but i don't think it would make any of them look better if they were engraved..
other guns and engraving jobs.
It's 1:50 in the EARLY morning, I know it's still early in your time zone but here it's LATE LOL!!
I'll answer your PM in the AM.
agree it's getting late buddy.. see ya tomorrow.. hope S is well.. I'm trying to think of the guy who did all the Smiths in the mid fifties.. german name.. anyway quite an artist.. just not me..
Is very beautiful. It showcases hours of work and years of learning..... And is on the wrong Damned gun.I have seen some engraving that I really like on 1911's and shotguns and such, but I think this was way over the top, and on a tactical gun doesn't make any sense.
suspension on a Chevy El Camino so high that a ladder is needed to get into it. Like engraving the 23rd Psalms on a mustard seed.
They did it 'cause they could, that's all :<)
a rather unique SP89 priced about 1100 bucks and turned it into a 10,000 collectable.I know a guy that engraves and he will engrave a coke can and some one will buy it for twenty bucks,he doesn't do that anymore though,he is much sought after as an engraver and thats all he does.Lucky to be working in a field he enjoys so much.
engravers there just aren't a lot of them (I've never met one) and they are worth all they get paid.
A friend of mine ( I think he's still my friend, ain't seen him in an age) collects Lamborghinis and Ferraris, parks them in his sunken living room. I'm happy for him but after a few rides around town I've had all I need, back to the G-Kid hauler.
Looking at ornately engraved guns is nice but after a few minutes of looking I've seen enough. After trying to climb up into the guy's El Camino I'd had enough.
I don't have a problem with people collecting things they like. Collectors of $10,000 engraved guns are few and far between until you attend an auction of engraved guns, it's just not for me.
You know, there is this wood carver in a little town in Arkansas that makes these big 8 ft bears. They want $10k for it. I guess someone buys it. The HK above has some very nice work done on it, but this would be like having a custom skull paint job on a tank. A fool and their money are soon parted.