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This is the first one of two rifles, carved and inlaid with gold and platinum. The design is inspired by the Mozarabic style of the Alhambra.
The photos are not very good, sorry. IMG_0013.jpg alh calotte 2.jpg alh culasse arriere.jpg alh pontet.jpg alh culasse.jpg alh culasse verrou.jpg
 

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OMG that's amazing! Alain, you have really taken engraving in a fresh, new direction with this. Absolutely fabulous work!
 
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Thank you for your comments.
Thank you Sam,
I like to explore new possibilities and I had the opportunity to imagine a decoration in that style which is unusual on a gun.
Arabic style is mainly abstract and geometrical and I have thought that it was well suited to this type of rifle.
These two rifles are built by Hartmann and Weiss for a Sheik of Arabia , this one should be displayed ( in the white) at their booth at the Las Vegas SCI show .
 
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Hello the other Sam ,
indeed it was a complex design and it took a long time , a long work also to cut and to inlay.
I have an apprentice, Valerian Henrotte, a clever guy who helped me a lot on this.
It was more than one year of work for the two rifles and not yet completely finished! many different parts, all decorated, and the barrels too! )
 

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Well folks..... That's about as good as it gets!!!
Alain.... Awesome & inspiring as always!!

Now... Take a break, Go play the fiddle & unwind your mind!

Weldon
 

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Thank you for your comments.
Thank you Sam,
I like to explore new possibilities and I had the opportunity to imagine a decoration in that style which is unusual on a gun.
Arabic style is mainly abstract and geometrical and I have thought that it was well suited to this type of rifle.
These two rifles are built by Hartmann and Weiss for a Sheik of Arabia , this one should be displayed ( in the white) at their booth at the Las Vegas SCI show .
Great! I'll get to see them! Will you be at SCI next year?
 

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Not just magnificent, but "Jaw-dropping" magnificent.
Very well designed....and so clean.
In the (paraphrased) words of our friend Winston Churchill," Some of the best engraving in the world is being done today."
Bravo Alain
 
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Thanks again!

I will not travel to Las Vegas this year, maybe in 2016, I hope.

Weldon I believe that you are right, I deserve a little rest , drinking a good glass of Burgundy wine and playing some tunes on the fiddle

I was going to forget: Happy New Year !
 

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