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John Nail 06-15-2021 02:22 PM

Trojan Project
I have an old unstocked Trojan that I picked up about 25 years ago from a friend. I had given it to my dad thinking he would do something with it, but I found that he stuck it in his safe, and it has been sitting there. Well, I have spent several days reading old threads and trying to put together a plan. It is a Parker Trojan 12 Ga., 30 inch barrels, serial no. 164537. (See attached pics... Better ones coming) I bought the gun with no stock attached, but a perfectly good working fore end. The entire gun has been re-blued, but the barrels ring true. One small spot of bluing missing, no rust or pitting on the exterior whatsoever (Although the internals show a need of cleaning up). Action opens easily, but is very solid and tight, and gun fires as it should. Internal safety bar or mechanism missing and has to be replaced. Having no collector value, I am going to turn this into an english stocked upland gun and hunt with it. My intentions are to have it restocked, and the barrels cut to 28 inches by Briley, and add thin walled choke tubes. Anyone here have any experience with a project like this? Looking for a gunsmith who could clean up the internals, replace damaged screws and safety mechanism, and fit a stock. Please feel free to comment, or suggest anything… Thanks for all the help!

Stephen Hodges 06-15-2021 02:44 PM

In my opinion you will have WAY to much money in this project for a 12 Gauge Trojan, not to mention the long period of time that it will take to have the work done. If you want to have a Trojan to hunt with I would buy one ready to go. JMHO

Gerald McPherson 06-15-2021 03:38 PM

Fit a stock? Do you have a stock?

Andrew Sacco 06-15-2021 04:04 PM

To put it into perspective, I entertained a better fitting stock on an LC Smith I once owned, the cost for a hand made stock was north of $6,000. Parker MIGHT be less work with inletting, but I'm guessing you're going to be into this for the price of two or three decent Trojans you can hunt with, especially in 12g. I'll see if others have opinions different from mine.

Dean Romig 06-15-2021 04:59 PM

I agree Andy.


Gerald McPherson 06-15-2021 06:35 PM

I looked at a decent Trojan 12ga recently in a local shop priced at $750.

Austin J Hawthorne Jr. 06-15-2021 07:21 PM

You might think about keeping your trojan action and barrels for parts that you may need down the road. I agree with all the previous posters regarding the work ( expense ) needed to do as you are planning.

Brian Dudley 06-15-2021 09:31 PM

Doing that kind of work to any 12g Parker below a C or B grade does not many any sense from a financial standpoint. Unless you do not care, and by all means. Do it. It isnt always about money.

Bill Murphy 06-16-2021 03:35 AM

We haven't seen the pictures. How are the bores?

allen newell 06-16-2021 12:35 PM

Steve Hodges gave you the best advice. Save the Trojan for parts or sell it here on this site and pick up another Trojan that is complete and fully functional. What you have now is not a family heirloom but a parts gun.

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