Josef Fugger

Note signature on rock in the right background.    

 

   

   

       

Floorplate from rifle above.                                                                        Triggerguard from rifle above.                                                                                                Underlever detail from rifle below.

 

Fugger's signature, enlarged from the previous photograph.                          Literature: Pictured in American Rifleman, Nov 1951, p 37.

 

   Portrait of Harry Pope

    

Josef Fugger - Austrian-born engraver; Griffin & Howe's in-house engraver in New York from 1927 - 1960.  Studied with Rudolph Kornbrath;  teacher to Winston Churchill and Robert Swartley.

Fugger's animals are more often than not full bodies, whereas, Kornbrath's are more often than not---at least as far as gold inlays are concerned---head and shoulders. If in a scene there is a hunter wearing a fedora, it is likely to be Fugger's work.

 

 

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