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The Rose Engine

23 March 2012

The Guilloche engine turning process is not used in 18th century gunsmithing, however I couldn’t help but post another lost art that is actively being re-discovered – 10 minutes down the road. Engraving on longrifles is cut with a steel cutter driven by a hammer that removes material – called chase engraving, it is not chemical etching. The closeup shots of this video clearly show how the material is removed, similar to the chasing technique used by 18th century rifle makers.