I have the old catalogs with the different types of engraving and finishing for Parabellum and I guess also for HSc. I need to do a research to see what I have.
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Great acquisition. I agree that the engraving is factory and most likely done by Mauser engraver Dieter Günther. The grips are probably ivory, as Mauser described 'sourced from a zoo elephant that died of old age'
Mauser employed 3 master engravers in the 1970-90 era and Dieter Günther was the most active one. Others were Michael Ley and Josephine Gröbel. Only mrs. Gröbel is still alive. Ley passed away in 2003 and Günther in 2018.
The Oberndorf weapons museum just recently opened an exhibition on Mauser engravings, focusing on these craftspeople.
A nice detail is that the wife of Mr. Günther worked as a wood checkerer.
A Mr. Dollase worked for Mauser as a master wood engraver and his specialism was 'fish scale engraving'. A rifle on display had a similar pattern to those on my own engraved HSc.
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