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John Bastiani 12-20-2020 10:33 PM

Parker Book by Muderlac
Is the book by Muderlac on Parker guns(shooting Flying and the American Experience) worth buying? Also: I noticed there is a All brown cover and a cover that shows a Parker on the front. Is one book a hardcover and the other a paperback or a 1st edition- 2nd edition or limited edition.

Brian Dudley 12-20-2020 10:54 PM

It is a very good book about various makers told through the lens of Parker Brothers and their place in it all. Great photography as usual.

John Davis 12-21-2020 07:58 AM

Ed was a good writer and all of his books are worth buying. If you are building a Parker library, you need them all. There is only one edition of each, with limited editions available as well.

Dean Romig 12-21-2020 08:06 AM

The brown one is the limited edition we pre-paid $100 for in advance of its publication. It has loads of excellent historical data you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. Ed was the consumate researcher in getting factual information for his books. He was a world of knowledge in his area of expertise.


Garry L Gordon 12-21-2020 08:42 AM

I think you'll also find Ed's views on collecting interesting. I certainly did. I especially enjoyed his thoughts on the distinguishing features of the different grades. Lots of things to think about that you don't generally encounter. I met Ed at a gun show in Illinois (yep, the state actually allows those), and enjoyed talking with him. I found him a passionate guy, and that passion shows in his books. You should definitely add the book to your library.

John Davis 12-21-2020 12:35 PM

Passionate is one word to describe him. If it weren't for Ed, there would not have been a Fred Kimble book.

Dean Romig 12-21-2020 01:45 PM

because of a certain level of prodding John?


John Davis 12-21-2020 02:14 PM

Ed laid down a challenge and I accepted.

Bill Murphy 12-21-2020 05:31 PM

Let's see. "Ed's wife is a lovely person." Ed was a great researcher. Shooting Flying is a great book, maybe the second greatest Parker book.

John Bastiani 12-21-2020 10:26 PM

Ordered the book today and it should be here around Dec. 28th. I think I have most of the books on Parker guns now. The Parker Story(2 volumes) Two by Muderlac-Two by Johnson and one by Baer.

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