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My new to me circa 1899 Parker DH 12 gauge 32” F&F on a 2 frame without safety arrived today a day early . Left the Seattle are last Tuesday evening and arrived today before lunch . Looked none the worse from the trip . Got the gun out the box , put it together , threw it up with my eyes closed , opened my eyes and everything was lined up correctly. So then I took it apart put the action in the vice removed the trigger guard screw pivoted it and sure enough the serial number was stamped in the wood . After that I did the paperwork and emailed the seller to tell them I was satisfied . I’ll shoot it Tuesday at trap and possibly 5-stand . And if I can hit with it I’ll take it to the Pheasent shoot Saturday .
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The pictures above I took at the shop . After posting I wasn’t satisfied . Perhaps these are a bit better .
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Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I knew more about such fine things.
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I just get more and more envious of your Parker collection, congratulations anyway... :D
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I just get more and more envious of your Parker collection, congratulations anyway... :D
Accumulation accumulation ! Collection makes me a collector . I shoot them all at some point 8) :lol:
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When you look at guns like this and see the craftsmanship and attention to detail, all made with old technology along with surviving well over a hundred years it makes you wonder about the junk being produced today and how people accept it.

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Sixgun wrote:
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When you look at guns like this and see the craftsmanship and attention to detail, all made with old technology along with surviving well over a hundred years it makes you wonder about the junk being produced today and how people accept it.

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They accept it because they’re young and never saw things from when real AMERICAN craftsmanship was alive and well ! I got an invite to a Pheasent/mallard shoot not to far from you this Saturday at a club in Baltimore County MD called “First Mine Run Shooting Club” . If I wasn’t already obligated to a Pheasent deal about thirty miles from me this Saturday I think I’d make the trip .
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I can remmember a time I thought I’d never posses a Grade 3 Parker at present I have six hammerless and one hammer all Grade 3 . Grade 3 is the same thing as a D grade . Now the low point is three are hammerless 12’s and the rest are 10’s . Wouldn’t mind a nice DHE 16 and 20 .
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SWEET! Great gun 6pt. I've yet to shoot my one and only Parker. Maybe tomorrow.
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Very pretty!

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Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun!
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Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun!
Do they have any 20’s with 30 or 32 inch barrels ?
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I always enjoy your fine guns THANKS!!


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I wish the old Ballards I inspected last week were half as nice as that! Beautiful old gun.
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I wish the old Ballards I inspected last week were half as nice as that! Beautiful old gun.
This thing I was very apprehensive of as it had been on GB for a few weeks . And to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect when it arrived . But so far I’ve not seen anything negative . Now the big question is how well it breaks targets with this nut (me) attached to the stock .
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6pt-sika wrote:
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JOG wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun!
Do they have any 20’s with 30 or 32 inch barrels ?
Every one of the Parkers are in 12 gauge. If memory serves me correctly two were sawed of to coach style length barrels. I don't think any had barrels that long.
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JOG wrote:
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6pt-sika wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:56 am
JOG wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun!
Do they have any 20’s with 30 or 32 inch barrels ?
Every one of the Parkers are in 12 gauge. If memory serves me correctly two were sawed of to coach style length barrels. I don't think any had barrels that long.
Well thank you just the same . I’d like to get a V G or D grade 20 that’s 30 or 32 inch full and full . Use it for sporting clays and Pheasent tower shoots .
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I just patterned both barrels of this thing twice at 45 of my steps that oughtta be between 40 and 43 yards . Anyway looks pretty darn good with 1 1/8 ounces of #6’s . If I can keep my head screwed on right Saturday the pheasents might have a tough road . To be honest this thing would make a nice turkey stomper if I didn’t already have another DH 12 gauge 3 frame 28 inch that’s F and XF .
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She looks good! Yes I said SHE- I'm being politically INCORRECT! :lol:

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6pt-sika wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:31 pm
JOG wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:40 pm
6pt-sika wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:56 am
JOG wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:47 am
Truly a beautiful old school shotgun! My gun shop has 3 or 4 Parker's in stock that I was looking at. Nowhere near the quality of your new purchase! I wanted one for many year's. Hopefully one day I run into one for the right price! Congratulations on a finely crafted shotgun!
Do they have any 20’s with 30 or 32 inch barrels ?
Every one of the Parkers are in 12 gauge. If memory serves me correctly two were sawed of to coach style length barrels. I don't think any had barrels that long.
Well thank you just the same . I’d like to get a V G or D grade 20 that’s 30 or 32 inch full and full . Use it for sporting clays and Pheasent tower shoots .
Anytime sir! I wish you good luck on your hunt for a Parker.
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Gun did very well at 5-stand ! I however could’ve done better . Gun is choked tight for sure . There was no such thing today as a to far bird but there were a few that were to close , as with the tight choke it left less than no room for errors . On the trap field I shot one round quick as no one else wanted to shoot , think I went 21 straight and dropped two of the last four . I chalk that up to being tired from shooting fast . Didn’t try it at skeet shot my little 28 . So we learned today the dimensions on the gun seem to work for me , we learned the gun is tight , we learned it patterns factory 1 1/8 #6 field loads well both barrels at 42ish yards . We also noticed note being able to flick the safety off lols ! But we came to the conclusion this just may work very well for the purposes I purchased it for !
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Well the Southern Side by Side in April is supposedly still on but I have my doubts . Koneski has the Northern SxS scheduled for the end of July and this was the only SxS shoot that was done in 2020 I believe . So if I’m still not able to go to the Philippines in July August I think I’ll go to Koneski’s and take maybe six guns 8 hammer , 10 hammer and hammerless , 12 hammerless , 16 hammer and hammerless all Parker of course . Koneski by the way has a Sporting course not to far from Clark’s Summit in PA .
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I might just keep that in mind, I've a few doubles that like to play!
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If Prospect Hall sends me an invite to their January pheasent partridge pigeon deal I wanna pattern a couple 1 1/4 loads at forty yards . The shots are a bit steeper there . Prospect Hall shut down almost two weeks ago , the caretaker of the place caught the crud . I assume not to long after I was there on 12/19/20 . I assume they’ll have a shoot this month but I’ve not recieved a card yet .
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Took the Parker DH 12 gauge 32” to Christmas Hill today for a Pheasent shoot . I was shooting some 80’s vintage WIN field loads holding 1 1/8 ounce of #6’s . Someone brought a flat of them in to sell so I got them for about $7 a box . Anyway that gun with those shells made me look semi decent . I think with the first eight shots I killed 8 pheasents . By my calculations I think I got 17 or 18 birds with 37 shots not perfect by a long shot , but I’m good with it . This long barreled tight choked gun works for me or atleast it did today .
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Well got an invite this morning to do a Pheasent shoot at Prospect Hall in WVA this Saturday . My plan is to take the same Parker I used this past Saturday and my 8 gauge with twenty or so shells . I’m going to borrow a friends shooting cart to push these things around on with shells water etc . If I can get a couple with the 8 I’m satisfied and will do the rest with my 12 .
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Never heard of using a punt gun for pheasants :lol:
Yesterday I had 18 birds that had to get stocked. Parker found em all! Sadly the guys don't shoot so good...
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Never heard of using a punt gun for pheasants :lol:
That 8 is not what I’d call a punt gun . Any punt gun I’ve ever seen was a heck of a lot longer with a much greater bore diameter easily double that of an 8 .
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