Allan, I was very friendley with Jack Devitt. He showed me a lot of little tricks. One hell of an engraver. I sure miss him. His son Pat now works on Jewlers row doing lettering, taught by his dad. Where are you presently located? ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
I have to wonder why the engraver used scribe lines. A good friend of mine was a master letter engraver on Philly's jeweler's row. I've watched him engrave lettering on many types of metal objects and he always used Chinese white and a pencil to do the layout rather than scribe. He was 85 when...
"the Winchester records indicate that 50 rifles were so inscribed in a single shipment."
If it was John Ulrich who did the engraving on 50 such rifles, he must have been bored to death after cutting the first half dozen. ;~)
Since the Hawk is engraveable, I would assume you're not going to be chopping any wood with it. ;~) Then again, it looks much to nice to do any chopping with.
I might add, that smoking is hazardous to your health. So, I don't want to see you smoking it! ;~)