Sporting firearm engraving books include works on the art of the finest Italian and British gun engraving.
Modern Firearms Engravings by Mario Abbiatico (1980). The primary focus of the book is engravings on European sporting arms and includes one short chapter on handguns.
Gun Engraving by Christopher Austyn (1999) is the first overview of British twentieth century gun engraving. A fascinating archive relating to three influential early twentieth century engravers, notes on the work of contemporary engravers. Comparison of standard and specially engraved guns and their values.
Gunstock Carving: The Most Complete Guide To Carving And Engraving Gunstocks by Bill Janney (2002) includes step-by-step projects and instructions, patterns, tips and techniques.
Fine European Gunmakers: Best Continental European Gunmakers And Engravers by Marco Nobili (2002). The author showcases the skills of the best craftmen from continental Europe and he brings to life, in words and pictures, their finest sporting guns. The book covers the histories of the individual firms and looks at the guns they currently build, tracing the developments of their most influential models.
Creative Art: The Special Art Of Italian Engravings by Marco Nobili (2001) includes highly detailed colour and black and white photographs of the finest work of the Italian master firearms engravers. The book also discusses the techniques that these engravers use.
Modern Engravings Real Book, Il Grande Libro Delle Incisioni by Marco Nobili (1992). English and Italian text. Hundreds of large, sharp, detailed photographs and illustrations of the finest work of the Italian master firearms engravers. The primary focus is Italian engravers but other artists from around the world are included.
British Gun Engraving by Douglas Tate (2000). In this comprehensive book, Douglas Tate and master photographer David Grant bring us the most opulent examples of British gun engraving in existence. These handsome guns are from the greatest private collections in Europe and the USA and because of this, are rarely seen by the public.