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#590128 01/17/2021 1:39 AM
by fishrising
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Acquired my first Parker in the same trade deal with the Clement. Want to make this a safe, huntable, gun. Not a prize winning show queen. I have very little money into it as it was part of a trade deal where I wanted to get another gun but this sweetened the pot as I wanted a vintage American SxS eventually. To me, it needs to be put back on face, so it probably needs some hinge pin work. And it needs the stock fixed. Has two old pins in it and the stock has loosened and the original crack has likely expanded. No clue what it would cost to accomplish those two things, but if I could get both successfully down for under $1000 total I think I’d be happy. I’d clean and re-oil the stock on my own. Not worried about a worn grip medallion or a cracked butt plate (but that I might replace depending on cost). Anyway, here are some pics, clickable for larger versions and a few more pics at the linked gallery. What do you think?

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https://fishrising.smugmug.com/Category/n-jxzHf/Parker/
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#590290 Jan 19th a 05:31 PM
by Dan S. W.
Dan S. W.
I think that gun is a great candidate to get your hands dirty. Here is a stock I refinished myself while in process - not great, but a lot better than it was beforehand. I also took that opportunity to put some crazy glue around the head of the stock to avoid future cracking. Give it a shot and see what you can do. Just move slow and be patient. It will be a lot more gratifying as a shooter with some sweat equity.

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Also, maybe spend about $100 and buy yourself an affordable barrel wall measuring tool.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-...uges/wall-thickness-gauge-prod20463.aspx
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#590265 Jan 19th a 01:05 PM
by ed good
ed good
read some where long ago, that .004 off face is still ok for safe shooting...

at .012, it sounds like its "miller time", so to speak...
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