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Well I still haven't had time to write up anything since I'm desperately trying to get stuff between Tennessee and Ohio to get my store open at Csmp Perry for the National Pistol Championships.

Here at least is a picture with some markings on it that will be discussion areas for the first picture.

Maybe out of curiosity, what things do y'all notice in it ?

I think it’s just too much. Maybe just the top of the slide and the rest leave clean. Maybe leave A too. The rest of the etching doesn’t match. Nice Lady Liberty BTW.
 

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Back from Camp Perry, then immediately left again for Junior Olympics for Pistol in Colorado Springs., got home a few days ago. Here's a stab at the most basic errors

Let’s talk about borders. Those should be simple and easy for the untrained eye to spot errors.

Beginning with A, this inside border is fairly even and parallel to the outside border with the exception of the bottom right, about 4:30 you can see it’s wider and running at an angle to the outside line.

Borders on the gun should be a consistent width throughout the whole gun . So if this taken a s standard we will expect to see the same width elsewhere.



Look at the border B running along the grip. Is is the same width as A?

Speaking the grip, do we want to talk about the horrible fitment to the frame below the A? Not to mention that terrrible grip is covering up part of the acorn leafs.

Look at the borders at D and C… do either of those match A or B ? four different border widths so far.

Border width on top half at F, admittedly this is a little tricky because it on a curve and the perspective may be different in real handling of the gun as opposed to the flat perspective of this picture.

Border width F on the flat part of the slide …. This maybe is the same as A… Hurray we finally found some consistentcy.

Now lets look at thelines around 1,2,3 . At 1, that tapering grind on the slide should end just past the magazine release going down parallel to the round exterior , 2, of the checkered mag release. The same line should pickup smoothly going into the grip, again parallel to the mag release at the same width. Yes, these 1 and 2 areas are things that should have been taken care prior to and engraving thoughts or design efforts.

The point of 3 should utilize that same border width coming off the grip , and then continue to run parallel as much as possible. It starts out good in this case, the beginning of the oak leave and it runs parallel prtty good for a bit, but then upturns to close by the time tis gets to the top of the 3.


These are all basic things that should be correct before any actual design work involving scroll or oakleaves should take place, but whoever did this was just clueless
 
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The engraving and year of tribute is interesting. definitely would pique the interest of a collector. As soon as I took a quick look at the pistol, certainly not a REAL Walther pistol. The engraving appears as laser etched. A hard pass to say the least!
 
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