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John Olin’s “King Buck” Winchester Model 21 Shotgun- This particular Model 21 is the highest grade they offered – the Grand Royal. Custom-made for John Olin, some consider it the finest firearm ever to leave the Winchester factory. The shotgun is heavily embossed and inlaid with solid gold to commemorate Olin’s favorite hunting dog, a black lab named King Buck. NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
The Gun Art of Master Engraver Lee Griffiths | Field & Stream The sideplates on this Browning Superposed show an old-fashioned quail hunting scene with mule drawn wagons. Griffiths engraved it for a man in Texas, and later called and asked if he could borrow the gun back to display at an engraver’s show. The man said no. Griffiths said: “I understand.” The man said: “No you don’t. I can’t let you have it right now. It’s quail season and I’m hunting with that gun every weekend.”