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Ken Hill 08-04-2018 06:31 PM

Interesting A-1 Repro
 
The engraving on this gun looks pretty good. https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...n_id=101075392

Itís a 4 barrel set. Anyone know of or had work done by Frank Conroy?
His website has some nice examples.

Thanks,
Ken

Scot Cardillo 08-04-2018 06:35 PM

Can't comment on Mr. Conroy but did you take notice to the fact the gun comes with a set of 28ga barrels, for an O frame?

Anyone know the story on that?

Ken Hill 08-04-2018 06:46 PM

No I didn’t notice the 28 gauge barrel was an O frame. I was too busy admiring the engraving. It is nice to see something a little different than a standard A-1.

Ken

Dean Romig 08-04-2018 10:25 PM

Nice gun - very nice engraving... It doesn't seem surprising that a set of 28 gauge barrels would be marked with the frame size to match the frame size of the gun... The surprising thing for me is that it is the first Parker Reproduction combo 20/16 set I've ever seen with a set of 28 gauge barrels. I'd sure like to see the original order for that gun.





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Greg Baehman 08-05-2018 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Ken Hill (Post 249925)

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Anyone know of or had work done by Frank Conroy?
His website has some nice examples.

Thanks,
Ken

Besides being an accomplished engraver, Frank Conroy along with Ray Poudrier, Jack Dudley and Chis Gilgun were the founding fathers of The Vintagers Order of Edwardian Gunners.

As far as the 28-ga. set of barrels goes, I have never heard of Parker Reproductions building 28-ga. 0-frame barrel sets. I have to believe that they were most likely furnished by CSMC (Galazan offered 0-frame 28-ga. barrels to fit Parker Repros for a time). The 28 and 16-ga. barrel stamps of this set are stamped similarly and consistent to the way CSMC stamped them for their Parker Reproduction barrel project.

Ken Hill 08-05-2018 09:09 PM

I emailed the seller. He thinks the 16 and 28 gauge barrels are factory. As Greg mentions, the barrels don't have the standard repro markings.

Ken

Dean Romig 08-05-2018 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken Hill (Post 250012)
I emailed the seller. He thinks the 16 and 28 gauge barrels are factory. As Greg mentions, the barrels don't have the standard repro markings.

Ken



Well, some folks "think" he's wrong.

How else can these two sets (16 & 28) be explained logically. Greg is right and I think he nailed it... CSMC





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George M. Purtill 08-06-2018 06:43 AM

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Frank is a wicked good engraver, wicked nice guy and wicked good shot. He engraved my shield on my SSS that everyone likes.

He took my silly little drawing and made art of it.

Greg Baehman 08-06-2018 11:12 AM

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Thought I'd add these pics of the subject Conroy-engraved A-1 Special 4-bbl. set . . . for without them, this thread would become useless to future viewers. In addition, you don't see Parker Reproduction tri-gauge sets on an everyday basis. When was the last time you saw one?

Dean Romig 08-06-2018 11:30 AM

Thanks Greg - Perfect!





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