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Unread 07-16-2011, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default 1917 Artillery from Turkey with original Stock and Rig

Hello,

here is an 1917 Artillery from Turkey. It belongs to a friend of mine (Emre_Bayrak) and I hope that he will join the Lugerforum soon.

As far as I know it is a all matching numbers pistol, however I can not read the serial number because of the low resolution of the photos.

Grips are original Ivory. Raw ivory was bought from Kapalı Çarşı (Grand Bazaar) in İstanbul and shaped by a master. I do not know where he lives, but I will learn it soon and share with you.

Additionally; it is my first time uploading photos directly to forum, so if mistakes occur, please be patient. I think I can upload only a maximum number of ten pictures at one time.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 03:58 PM   #2
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Remaining two photos:

By the way, the photos was taken by my friend and sent me via e-mail.
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Sadly, Ivory can no longer be imported into the United States under most circumstances.
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Doug-

I can provide you with the name and contact info of a supplier of legal ivory if you want to have ivory grips made for any of your guns. I purchase blocks of elephant ivory from him for knife handles. Certificates attesting to the legality of the ivory are supplied with all purchases. Below are photos of a set of elephant ivory grips I had made for my Randall .45.

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Doug..Pretty nice! How was the image achieved? It doesn't look like hand done scrimshaw...?
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It is hand done by a Gent in Virginia Beach- Rick Bowles. Rick is well known in the knife collecting fraternity. He has been the official scrimshander for Randall Made Knives for many years. I don't want to hijack the thread but among the many pieces of his which I have collected over the years, this piece which I commissioned in consulation with the late Carlos Hathcock, GySgt, USMC and his family is probably my favorite. As you can see, he does very fine color scrimshaw as well. The engraving on the Hathcock knife is by David Perdue, the pure silver hilt on Rick's twenty-fifth anniversary knife is from my shop. The handles on the Hathcock Knife and on the knife with the wood duck are elephant ivory. The Florida Panther is scrimshawed on a inlay of elephant ivory, the sheath is covered in cane toad skin by Greg Gutcher, Sullivans Holster Shop, Tampa, Florida. All three knives are Randall Made, Orlando, FL.

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Doug, (silverknife)
These grips and handles are gorgeous work, by obvious masters! The Turkish set has a really nice fit, as do the Bowles examples.
I'd also be interested in the contact info for the legal ivory source; please PM me if not posted--thanks.
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Thank you for the kind words. Hopefully I am not violating any Forum rules by posting this link to David Warther's web site. I have known him and done business with him for many years as have many of my friends and associates in the custom knife collector's world.

http://www.ivorybuyer.com/?page=main

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