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Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:18 PM

Parker Hammer Light Restoration
 
Thought I would share some details of a light restoration to a Parker Hammer 0 grade. Gun has little color with typical wear, oxidation, and discoloration to frame. Barrels had a couple dents with a few pits and some orange peel in the bores. However, color on barrels was still good (distant recolor perhaps). Forearm was well worn and oil soaked with checkering and borders worn. Stock had a toe chip, the usual dings, bruises, and wrist checkering wear. Screws are not ideal. Here is how it turned out.
Gun in question........
https://i.imgur.com/mntt9me.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/j8CEV3M.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/MXfUWON.jpg

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:22 PM

Oil Soak
 
Stock head was very oil soaked, could not see any grain. While getting the oil out smith found a couple cracks needing repair. First two are before, third is after.

https://i.imgur.com/4KOWLi8.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/uCtxGUD.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5dn5uHv.jpg

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:26 PM

Toe Chip
 
Unsightly toe chip......before

https://i.imgur.com/zFXZJQp.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/IZsuIgy.jpg

After
https://i.imgur.com/rbAvU8S.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/R1q5DyW.jpg

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:28 PM

Forearm
 
Forearm was cleaned up and checkering cleaned with a pass through. Borders re-cut.

Before

https://i.imgur.com/JKX08OY.jpg

After

https://i.imgur.com/bGFy9Zu.jpg

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:35 PM

Wrist checkering
 
Wrist checkering was pretty good with most wear on borders. Therefore, decide to try and match forearm wear look so tried to clean checkering and only re-cut borders.

Before

https://i.imgur.com/sxOp4AE.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/2fK4nrp.jpg

After

https://i.imgur.com/VYECRtK.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/pHTK17m.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RdBC90S.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/s4NL77A.jpg

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 01:40 PM

Project
 
My intent with the project was to get the gun safe to shoot (inspection, dents, oil soak). I also did not want a total restoration...more of a light restoration so it would still show age. Therefore, I was interested in keeping the wood a little darker and yet give it some finish for protection. A little glossy for me but happy with the results.


Stock

https://i.imgur.com/5vPinPp.jpg

After

https://i.imgur.com/V9saNd5.jpg

Brian Dudley 07-18-2020 01:44 PM

This is how such guns should be done. Way to go.

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 03:21 PM

Credit
 
I should be clear that I did not do the restoration, just gave the parameters. Barrels are courtesy of Breck Gorman and furniture cleanup was done by Craig Libhart. Both were great to work with and I would recommend their work.

Harold Lee Pickens 07-18-2020 04:07 PM

A "Hunter's" refinish! Very nicely done, but doesnt take away the characteristics of a fine old gun. Kind of what I was thinking about for my sidelever Greener in a current post.

Dean Weber 07-18-2020 04:24 PM

Thanks
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harold Lee Pickens (Post 307390)
A "Hunter's" refinish! Very nicely done, but doesnt take away the characteristics of a fine old gun. Kind of what I was thinking about for my sidelever Greener in a current post.

Yes, actually you are the inspiration for my post. I didn't want to clutter up your thread so I posted here under restorations.


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