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Some of the finest artwork by da Vinci are included in vivid detail on this special K-80 shotgun,
including Lady With Ermine, Portrait of a Man, Vitruvian Man and the most famous work of all, the Mona Lisa

art and science illustrated through details
highlighted by the engravers who completed
this masterpiece.
On one side of the gun are renditions of
"Lady with Ermine" and "Portrait of a Man"
while on the other side is his immortal
"Vitruvian Man". It is the bottom of the
receiver where the masterpiece is hidden,
however. There, underneath the barrels and
forward of the trigger is the most talked
about woman in medieval art, the Mona Lisa.
Now, when I give some of the guided tours
of our museum, I always stop off first in
the Robert E. Petersen Gallery and show off
some of the finest engraved arms in private
hands. The skill of some of these European
artists is remarkable, especially when you

consider that they are replicating a world
renowned masterpiece whose original
medium was oil on canvas and they have
completed their commission with chisel on
steel. Some of the work, executed in the
Bolino method, produce images that appear
to be in 3-D. Conversely, I must admit I have
always had trouble making stick figures
actually resemble stick figures.
The Krieghoff literature states-"Nearly
500 years have passed since da Vinci's death,
yet his work is still visionary and timeless.
What inspirations will come to the shooter
who holds this K-80 in their hands?"
Well if you are the lucky person to ever pull
the trigger on this beauty, be sure to drop us
a line and let us know please. *

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