My friend Mike Branson got to photograph his co-worker’s father’s 100 year old gun. The engraving is just stunning.
A coworker’s father owns this beautiful German Krupp Stahl “drilling” (combination gun) made over 100 years ago. The two shotgun barrels are 12 gauge and the rifle barrel underneath is an unknown caliber but possibly 9.3×72.
I begged her to let me take it home so I could take macro photos and document the engraving, which enthralls me. Someone in pre-Great War Germany spent a lot of time crafting this fine piece. The optic on top is a 2x Kahles unit featuring a tapered reticle.
The detail Mike captured really show the craftsmanship of this fine firearm.
Edit: Luckily Michael’s co-worker still had the gun on hand. But MIchael did not have his good camera. Here are some phone pics he took of the markings under the barrel.