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Another One !

#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon May 15, 2017 8:06 pm

Picked up another Parker last week .

A circa 1883 Grade 0 Top Lever hammer gun on a #2 frame in of all things a 10 gauge with 32" Lite Mod and Mod .

The guns was listed as a wall hanger and in the state I bought it I would say that was a fair description . The action wasn't tight to say the least and off face . Barrels are pitted on the inside . And the head of the stock has some cracks .

It is however on a #2 frame with an English straight grip stock and the price was right .

Got it last Monday and had it apart by lunch time . That's when I noticed the cracks in the stock .

The next day my gunsmith didn't have time to mess with my junk so it had to wait until Thursday . Bright and early Thursday morning it got tightened back up and put back on face . The day before Wednesday I had gone to our skeet league and carried the stock along to give it to my stock maker buddy to do his magic .

So at the moment I'm waiting on the stock to return and I wanna order four screws from a Parker restoration guy in New York state . The screws aren't a hold up just something I wanna replace if he has some old parts .

I might add I also ordered a 10 gauge bore hone to try on this gun and a couple others . While I'm not planning on bringing them back to mirror image I would like to knock out the high spots so to speak .

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I'm looking forward to seeing how this one patterns my buckshot loads and groups my .730" slugs !
Parkers , 444 Marlin , 6.5mm's , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines !

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Re: Another One !

#2 Post by Tycer » Tue May 16, 2017 7:07 am

That is very cool.
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Re: Another One !

#3 Post by GunnyMack » Tue May 16, 2017 7:09 am

Looks like you got yourself another skeet gun! Gotta love those Parkers!!

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Re: Another One !

#4 Post by gamekeeper » Tue May 16, 2017 11:28 am

You sure have a GREAT collection of my favourite shotguns....... :mrgreen:
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#5 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue May 16, 2017 2:13 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 11:28 am
You sure have a GREAT collection of my favourite shotguns....... :mrgreen:
I'm heavy on the heavy ones I'm afraid six 10's , five 12's , a 16 and a 20 . Sure would like to score an original 28 on a 00 frame preferably a GH but a VH would be fine also . Also kinda looking for a GH 16 on an "0" frame with 26 or 28 inch barrels . And again I wouldn't turn my nose up at a nice VH 16 . I think I mentioned it before , I was after an 8 gauge hammerless Parker but finally reality set in . The cost of a nice 8 PLUS all the extra junk I'd need to load for the thing are kinda prohibitive . Where as a Parker 28 isn't cheap by any means I do already have three 28 gauge presses and a boatload of hulls and wads 😉👍🏻
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Re: Another One !

#6 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue May 16, 2017 2:15 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 7:09 am
Looks like you got yourself another skeet gun! Gotta love those Parkers!!
You can bet your backside I'll try a round of skeet and perhaps a round of trap once it's back together .
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Re: Another One !

#7 Post by GunnyMack » Tue May 16, 2017 5:47 pm

Since you are looking for a 28, if ya find one find a second and I'll buy it! Love my 28's and would give my left pinky for one!!

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#8 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue May 16, 2017 6:26 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Since you are looking for a 28, if ya find one find a second and I'll buy it! Love my 28's and would give my left pinky for one!!
Finding Parker 28's isn't the hard part , paying for them is a bit more trouble . Now finding a decent Parker 28 at a decent price might very well take awhile . But I have a very nice Browning Superposed 28 gauge 28" S&S to hold me over until then 😉
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#9 Post by M. M. Wright » Wed May 17, 2017 9:08 am

Wow 6pt, that's one I really love. It's guns like that which keep me looking as I like putting them "right" and shooting them. Early Colt SAAs are my softest spot as yours is Parkers. I like old double guns too. Had a Remington 10 hammer gun that I rigged up and loaded for with brass shells and ffg. Used it for SASS until the pitted damascus barrels developed a leak that blew the forearm off every time I shot the right barrel. Beware the deeply pitted damascus barrel. I know you're aware of this caution so this is for those who may not be so well informed.
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