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Unread 03-25-2020, 07:53 PM   #41
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My smith only gave me the ok on the barrels themselves, I'll have to talk to him about the extracter. But it seems to me that the extractor has been modified to chamber a smaller shell.
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Unread 03-26-2020, 01:12 PM   #42
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My smith only gave me the ok on the barrels themselves, I'll have to talk to him about the extracter. But it seems to me that the extractor has been modified to chamber a smaller shell.
Perhaps he can find a extractor , probably would shoot fine with RST loads .
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The dimples are necessary to extract the right shell. The extractor looks homemade and poorly fitted. Not Parker quality.
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Is it possible that heat and some form of hammering was done to try and put the barrels back on face? It may be a reflection, but barrels appear to be off face. I hope I am wrong!
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The barrel lug appears to be welded in the hinge pin area and the bolt latching area. The heat discoloration in both areas is the evidence and could be easily removed with scotch brite, bright-boys,etc.
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Kevin, since you are in California, I would recommend having Dave Fjelline in Lincoln ,Ca., take a look at it. He has a passion for hammer guns--especially long barreled ones.
Just thinking, I wonder if Briley makes a 10ga to 12 ga conversion tube/insert that would allow you to safely shoot it--I believe they run around $600 installed.
I have recently been in your shoes. I picked up a 16 ga hammer gun with 34" twist barrels, a rare find. Unfortunately, it was in poor condition , and deemed unshootable in its current condition--still debating what to do with it.
I can get you Dave's # if you want

Dave is awesome!! Good guy and he'll take care of you and your Parker.
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I like this Gun. It appears to never had any checkering or engraving. Imagine the upgrade possibilities. Couldn’t be many left like this. BTW ... I own 12088 a 12 ga lifter built in 1878. I hope you’ll keep us posted on your Gun. When you take it to Dave you’ll know better what you’ve got.
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Hello again everyone and thanks again for everyone's input I recently became a member because of how great you all were and the insight you all have, it was worth every penny. I haven't called Dave yet because the shotgun is still with my smith he got pneumonia and is in the hospital and the shotgun is still at his shop. I figured I would wait until I got it back and for all the coronavirus stuff to settle down before I called. I do believe that the extractor was built by someone down the line. My local gun store has three poor condition very beat up Parkers and I was wondering if it would be worth saving them and possible restoring them. They are all in very rough shape rusted barrels, cracked stock so on and so forth. Thanks to everyone again, if I lived closer I would love to go to one of the get togethers you all have.
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Unless price is no object, buying such project guns is rarely a worthwhile endeavor. You will likely never even get your invested money back considering the way the large-bore market is headed for such guns. If you simply can’t resist the temptation buy the one with the best barrels and most sound stock. Cosmetic issues can usually be taken care of without spending a lot more money on the more important mechanical stuff. And if you buy one that you later learn the barrels are unsafe... then most of what you’ve got into it is wasted.





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Kevin follow Deans advice, it is a very expensive undertaking to restore whipped Parkers. Griffin & Howe currently charges $92.50 an hour ( posted on there web sight ) and most of the restorers mentioned on this forum do not deviate a great deal from that figure. So the best of the whipped Parkers requires 50 hrs. to restore it will cost you $4625, plus parts, plus materials, and plus tax.
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