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$125 Grade 10 Gauge Lifter
Unread 05-12-2020, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default $125 Grade 10 Gauge Lifter

I had posted about this one a few weeks ago for informational purposes only and ended up “needing” it. It is a 10 gauge Grade 3($125 grade) with 28” Laminated steel barrels(these have a “P” stamp and actually measure 28 3/8”). The Parker Story lists only 2 10 Gauge Grade 3 Lifters with 28” Laminated steel barrels. It’s on a #2 frame and weighs 8 pounds. It has 2 5/8” chambers, I have a few lifters for the short, short 10 like that and already have some reloads ready.

These pictures don’t do it justice, but I had to take a few quick ones and share. Look at the receiver, could this have been nickel plated? It doesn’t mention it in the letter, but it looks like there is case coloring under that silver finish on the bottom of the receiver.

The gun is very well balanced, it doesn’t feel like a 10 gauge.

I will post the letter and something mentioned that is quite interesting below.
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Unread 05-12-2020, 10:42 PM   #2
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Here is the letter along with the engraving on the rib. It seems like this person was upset with their Laminated steel barrels(which seems hard to believe). They sent it back to have Damascus engraved, if you look at the rib it looks like the good folks at Parker started to do it then changes their mind. Chuck and I enjoyed speculating on what might have happened.
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Glad to see you got it Jay! That is one beautiful, rare hammergun. I don't think you will ever regret it's purchase.
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Unread 05-12-2020, 11:33 PM   #4
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Thanks Wayne, once I found out it had 28" barrels(instead of 30" listed in the ad) from you, which I appreciated...I knew I would try to get it. I am still a little too excited over it
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Unread 05-13-2020, 07:08 AM   #5
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Wow, very special! Those cyl/mod chokes on a 10 ga are interesting. Wonder what he was shooting with it. I like that combo, have it on a 16 and a 20 Parker.
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Nice! Love the engraving on the dollar grade lifters.
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Beautiful 10 Jay, and that silver is just the patina you get from a very well cared for case hardened finish as it ages. Great condition!
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Very interesting. One of my recent hammer guns had the same "mark rib Dam" in the books. Mine has Damascus barrels and maybe they forgot to engrave the rib
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A beautiful...and quite interesting...gun!
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Is the stippling around the scrollwork on the bottom of the action unusual? I don't remember noticing that before on the few Grade 3's I've seen.
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