Gun engraving is an art. Gustav Young was its master. From 1869 into the 1890’s, the German immigrant worked for Smith & Wesson creating some of the finest filigree to ever grace a gun. This in his “spare time” (Young and his peers spent most of their work day creating the dies to produce firearms). Even so, for me, meh. I appreciate the skill but . . . the Brits call it “gilding the lily.” Hunting scenes on fine hunting guns, maybe. But a handgun is a work of art in and of itself, IMHO. Which is not a view shared by some extremely wealthy people, who continue to order engraved guns, keeping the engraver’s art alive and well and living in New Hampshire. Amongst other places.