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November 29, 2017 - 2:43 am
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I have been offered this Dan Wesson recently. Unfortunately, the previous owner has passed away and no one in the family knows anything about it. I am hoping that some knowledgeable member can help me identify this beautiful, hand engraved  set.

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There is very little knowledge of factory engraving beyond the mention in some older catalogs of 1/4,1/2, 3/4 and full coverage being offered. I have a 15-2 that I think is the factory 1/2 coverage. It comes in a clear Plexiglass case. The engraving is deep and scroll like. There were many commorative guns offered by historical societies including with gold leaf. They do not seem to be highly regarded as collectables, probably because of the tacky motifs IMHO. That being said, the workmanship is first class and most are still ANIB. Most are 44 mag. 15-2s are quite rare . Pistol packs are even rarer. I cannot tell from the photos on my phone if the engraving seems to be factory, a Historical Society offering or a custom aftermarket job. I suspect the answer may be on the case. Custom being the operative word. Nothing I have said can construed as authoritive. I am sure more knowledgeable folk will chime in. 

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November 30, 2017 - 7:46 am
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As already noted, DW did offer "factory" engraving, and we don't often see engraved 15-2's. Yours is really beautiful, and could possibly be original factory work, it is clearly a presentation set of some kind. You might check our Serial Number Registry to get a "born on" date, or PM me with the S/N for more info.

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My two cents...

The engraving I can see seems to be very uniform, and not gaudy. The "not gaudy" part is hard to find, honestly. Judging from the craftsmanship & uniformity shown, I really think the work there could be easily spotted amongst the engraver guys currently doing the craft. wink

Try asking these guys...

Sam Alfano

Jim Downing

Jim Blair

Please let us know what becomes of this! 🙂

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I'll have to say....that IS a really nice looking set.  Often times engraving tends to get out of hand and leans toward the ugly, but this one here is really done up nicely.  I think it's perfect and certainly wouldn't mind having a set like that in my collection.

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Well, I decided to buy it. The mountain lion is solid gold but the eagle has a gold body and a silver head and tail with beautiful detail. Thanks for comments! 

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Congratulations on that stunning set!!!!

Should you ever decide to sell, I'd bet the line of buyers on this forum would be a long one.

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I would bet that the artist who'd this work signed it somewhere...name..or initials

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photohause said
I would bet that the artist who'd this work signed it somewhere...name..or initials  

Me too.

Congrats, I assume the asking price was within reason for you, congrats!occasion

BTW, if you can, show us more of this Pac once you get it home. 🙂

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That is absolutely beautiful. I know something like that is way out of my financial reach. But thanks for sharing it. At least I can dream now.

I usually do not see many Engraved Firearms I really like, but that is the exception.

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