Ballistic Art

If you are a fan of fine art in the form of engraving on the media of ordnance grade steel, perhaps you know of the firearms modified by the late art collector and conservator Raymond J. Wielgus across a 30-year period that spanned from the 1970s to his death.

Browning Model 1902 Semi-Automatic Pistol, Raymond J. Wielgus, Art Institute of Chicago

Browning Model 1935 Semi-Automatic Pistol, Raymond J. Wielgus, Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has 25 amazing guns that were given the attention of the skilled Mr. Wielgus, all available for viewing online.

Other examples of his finely embellished damascene engraving style are in the Cody Firearms Museum.

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