Help identifying engraver

Dan Mc

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We have a Savage model 720 12ga with the wartime proof marks stamped in it. The shotgun is highly engraved by what must be a very good engraver. This would have been done after WW2, maybe in the 50-60's.
Any help would be fantastic.
 

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Dan that gun looks like a Remington model 11 did Browning also sell his patent to Savage? J.J.
Found this article that discusses this very thing,

 

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We have a Savage model 720 12ga with the wartime proof marks stamped in it. The shotgun is highly engraved by what must be a very good engraver. This would have been done after WW2, maybe in the 50-60's.
Any help would be fantastic.
Your shotgun was engraved by a Japanese engraver. The work of Japanese engravers is very distinctive. During the occupation, American GIs could buy guns through the BX/PX and have them engraved locally at very modest cost. Also, during the 1970s, Robert Izenstark imported several Japanese gun engravers into the US under the name REI engraving. Your gun could have been engraved in either way.
 

Dan Mc

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Your shotgun was engraved by a Japanese engraver. The work of Japanese engravers is very distinctive. During the occupation, American GIs could buy guns through the BX/PX and have them engraved locally at very modest cost. Also, during the 1970s, Robert Izenstark imported several Japanese gun engravers into the US under the name REI engraving. Your gun could have been engraved in either way.
Roger,
Thank you very much, that helps! Any info we can pass on to a buyer/collector is helpful.
I am surprised they did not sign or mark their engravings in a way that you would know who did them.
 
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