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#575653 07/15/20 12:32 PM
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I filled in at the old digs for a day on Monday and got to go over several guns that Mark has in the shop at the moment. The most interesting one (by a wide margin) was the 2 barrel cased A1-Special he had just posted on Saturday last. For a "reproduction", this unit is pretty special. In an era where 12 gauge boxlocks are not getting much love, this gun was generating significant interest. The English stock had been lengthened by the previous owner by adding a 1" leather-covered pad (with the skeleton butt-plate being removed and evidently lost) but... it is/was remarkably nice otherwise. It's still on the MWReynolds webpage this morning. I've seen several Parker reproductions over the years and was generally well-impressed with them but this one is a cut above.

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Nice looking repro. The engraving looks like a standard A1, but the case colors look like they are bone charcoal (or Mark used different lighting). The wood is very nice. The DT are rather hard to find on the A1 repros.

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That is one special stick of wood on that repro!

It's really shame the owner choose to remove the Skeleton butt plate & add the leather covered pad. The gun would have been much more attractive with the plate. I would probably be down at Mark's trying to cut a deal on that gun if it wasn't for the pad!

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Personal taste, but it's a better shooting gun with the pad. Surely, a skeleton buttplate is a thing of beauty, but slides around on your shoulder. Doesn't matter on a Japanese Parker...
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The fellow who was largely responsible for the creation of these lovely reproductions called the shop while I was there. A gentleman of the old school, he now collects the better examples of his works and this gun was something he was interested in. The altered stock was a big disappointment for him but he gladly shared his story about how these guns came into being. Olin-Kadensha (hope I'm spelling that right) and Winchester and his almost unused 1930s original A-1 were the components that started it all back in the late 80s. A serious Parker guy, for sure.

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Originally Posted By: Lloyd3
The fellow who was largely responsible for the creation of these lovely reproductions called the shop while I was there. A gentleman of the old school, he now collects the better examples of his works and this gun was something he was interested in. The altered stock was a big disappointment for him but he gladly shared his story about how these guns came into being. Olin-Kadensha (hope I'm spelling that right) and Winchester and his almost unused 1930s original A-1 were the components that started it all back in the late 80s. A serious Parker guy, for sure.


Jack Skeuse, owner of White Flyer Targets.
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Owner of Reagent Chemical Corp - White Flyer was a small offshoot of Reagent.

Jack actually sent several of his high original-condition Parkers to Olin Kodensha to be duplicated.

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Owner of Reagent Chemical Corp - White Flyer was a small offshoot of Reagent.

Jack actually sent several of his high original-condition Parkers to Olin Kodensha to be duplicated.

Wasn't it Tom Skeuse rather than Jack Skeuse that started it all?


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Personal taste, but it's a better shooting gun with the pad. Surely, a skeleton buttplate is a thing of beauty, but slides around on your shoulder. Doesn't matter on a Japanese Parker...
JR

It absolutely does matter . . . on several levels.


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Originally Posted By: Wild Skies
Originally Posted By: John Roberts
Personal taste, but it's a better shooting gun with the pad. Surely, a skeleton buttplate is a thing of beauty, but slides around on your shoulder. Doesn't matter on a Japanese Parker...
JR

It absolutely does matter . . . on several levels.


Ok, one level is enough, so let's hear it.
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