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Unread 01-16-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Need advice on heirloom Parker shotgun

I have my father's Parker Brothers shotgun which has not been fired in many years. I believe it's a 16GA. It has Damascus steel barrels. The serial number is 69918. I would like to use it myself and then pass it on to my son. I am leery of entrusting it to a gunsmiths near me for refinishing. I live in Winston Salem NC.
I have a box of RST 16GA shells, shot size 9 which I was advised to use due to the Damascus steel barrels. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Unread 01-16-2019, 05:43 PM   #2
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If you can wait until the end of April, there is the Southern Shoot, and that is where hundreds of shooters turn out and the Parker/LC Smith challenge is held and we have a tent there with probably over a hundred Parker collectors that would give you first hand advice on your gun. Since you are so close you have to come. I come from MI and have been doing it for over ten years, you need to come and talk to PGCA members about your gun.
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You can’t do better than that invitation. The Southern Side by Side in Sanford, NC at Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting Schoot is the best of the best.






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Opening day (Eric) gives good advice. Sounds like a good gun
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Yes, attend the southern. Have it looked at by anyone willing to do so at the Parker/LC tent. Bring the barrels to John Hosford in the vendor area and have the barrels measured and get his assessment on it.

Maybe even Go out on the course with some new friends and shoot a round.
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Dan the serial number you referenced indicates your gun is a Grade 3 with 28"
Damascus steel 16 gauge barrels and a PG stock. A nice configuration in most anyones book. Once again, take it to the Southern and or post some pics here. Also a research letter may turn up some useful or interesting information for you, I would suggest you order one.
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