The engraving makes this gun. The late Master Engraver Philippe Grifnee decorated the frame parts, trigger guard, lever and forend hardware in beautiful deep relief scroll, which includes a perfectly rendered Gambel’s quail. The sideplates were done in banknote (or “bulino”) style engraving. Banknote engraving uses a burin or graver, to scribe very fine, very detailed images, in this case, I am pleased to mention, a pair of German shorthaired pointers. Bulino amazes me. Experts can draw with a burin on steel as easily as we draw on paper with a pencil, except they’re a lot better at it than most of us are with a pencil and paper.