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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:24 pm  Reply with quote
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I don't know beans about Parkers, but thought you Parker fans might enjoy this:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=51127609
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:01 pm  Reply with quote
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Nice looking restored Parker but I don't know that it's going to bring $6K. Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:40 pm  Reply with quote
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If this guy gets $6K for this gun I have two I'll be sending to Delgreco for some freshining up.

Fair price for this gun is $2,800 to $3,200 at the top. He may have been better off leaving the gun original but VH's are just not that collectable.

I prefer my Foxes for hunting.
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TB-you da man Very Happy Painful to say this (and don't let Dave M or Brad6260 read this) but I've never had a better quail gun that my 20g Trojan Embarassed

re: delusional consignment gun-26" brls Cyl/Cyl likely started as 30" M/F Confused 1904 gun with an English stock and BEAVERTAIL Shocked Something ain't right here-skeet wasn't invented in 1904.
BTW: The pristine AND original VH 16 at WilliamLarkinMoore started at $4200 and is now listed at $4900.

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Rev, ya beat me to it. Straight grip and beavertail? Actually I don't like either, but what a combination! Do we have a "guy pukin' " icon? If so, insert here! Sorry: I got better places to spend my next spare six grand!

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re: delusional consignment gun-26" brls Cyl/Cyl likely started as 30" M/F Confused 1904 gun with an English stock and BEAVERTAIL Shocked Something ain't right here-skeet wasn't invented in 1904.

Rev, I agree with you 100%. Plus, those don't look like DelGrego case colors. I'd like to check the serial number, against the Parker records. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 6:53 am  Reply with quote
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I agree about the case colors Dave. Seem to 'bright' for either DelGrego or Turnbull-but at least it's not another 'torch job' Confused

BTW: Some Mass. grouse hunters in the 20's came up with a way to practice for hunting by shooting in a circle with a trap at 12:00. Later, to save safe shot fall area, it was changed to a 1/2 circle with two traps at 12:00 and 6:00. As the game became more popular, a national sporting magazine had a contest to name the new sport and the winner choose 'Skeet' which may or may not be a Scandinavian word for 'shoot'.

UNFORTUNATELY, when I googled 'skeet', I found to my surprise and disgust that it now refers to a sex act (among the rap and hip-hop crowd.) Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:13 am  Reply with quote
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OK, so instead of drooling, you're wanting to puke. I knew there'd be some sort of bodily fluids involved Laughing .

I warned you that I didn't know beans about Parkers (or restorations, for that matter). Can somebody explain the torch reference? I've seen that elsewhere, and gather it has something to do with touching up case coloring??
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Here you go (but let me warn you that these guys make 16GG seem rational and restrained Shocked):

http://gunshop.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=023225

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For your information, I've only been strained once in my life. I have never been restrained. That is nothing but a vicious rumor. Mad

As for rations, I eat as much as I like....HuH? He said what? Rational? Embarassed Well hell's bells man, I'm not the one drooling. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Thanks, revdoc. Lots of good info in the thread at that link.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:12 am  Reply with quote
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This is a good example of a torch job:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=51348583

Most of this guys guns have had a torch put to them. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:13 am  Reply with quote
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Bet that gun left the factory with 28" brls IC/M Confused As Dave said, good example of ol' Ed's special 'Las Vegas' case colors.
I'll check some ads for what looks to be genuine original Parker case colors and also a Turnbull example and post those links for comparison.

I'm no expert, but these do look to be true Parker colors:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976708033.htm

Appropriately faded but still 50% case colors:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976658755.htm

Poorly done case job:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976640697.htm

Blued receiver Mad (unbelievable):
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976680557.htm

DelGrego colors:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976685752.htm

Parker Reproductions colors:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976702018.htm

Original Ithaca colors (I like the deeper blue/indigo):
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976631439.htm

Original somewhat faded LC Smith colors (more grey):
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976569415.htm

Appropriate Smith re-do but a little too bright:
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/community/gun_inventory/inventory/kansas_city/american_sg/365463_lcs16_kc.jsp


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2006 6:57 am  Reply with quote
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revdocdrew wrote:

DelGrego colors:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976685752.htm


My God! The montrous things people do to shotguns. There oughta be a law!

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Fin there is just no accounting for some peoples taste.

Several years ago I came across a sweet old grade 4 Ithica that someone had re-stoced in curly maple with a monte carlo style buttstock and beavertail forend. All quite fashonable in the early 60's.
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