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Unread 10-12-2018, 07:31 AM   #11
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Probably Russ, but I cant even see anything at all that would indicate there were any borders.





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A little food for thought ????

The original owner purchased the gun with NO checkering and it became a kitchen table project to checker the gun. Mystery solved !!!
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The proper borders are on the wrist. VERY worn, but visible in a couple areas. I can see it at the bottom of the grip above the cap and also at the rear spur. When you recut enough worn original checkering you get pretty well versed in finding such things.

Everything about the wrist and forend look completely right to me by way of how original Parker checkering will wear over 100 years of use.

The only thing that strikes me as a little odd is the noticable difference in wear between the wrist and forend. I woukd expect it to be the other way around.

What the OP stated is correct, it is a grade 2 gun with grade 0/1 checkering on it. I personally just chalk it up as a factory oddity.
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While most, including me Dean, agree the checkering appears original to the wood, there's always the possibility the wood isn't original to the gun.
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Originally Posted by edgarspencer View Post
While most, including me Dean, agree the checkering appears original to the wood, there's always the possibility the wood isn't original to the gun.
but in the original post - he said the stock was numbered to the gun

" The woodgrade and stock serial number (100XXX) are correct for the G"

unless it was replaced at the factory at some point
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Yup. I missed that part Rick.
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Just going to have to Order The Letter !
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I think Allan Swanson already gave us the information from the letter.





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It looks right to me. Not the right pattern but it could have certainly been shipped that way. The mullered borders are the first to go. You could take the forend iron off and look for the serial number on the wood and remove the trigger guard and do the same to make sure the wood wasn't replaced with lower grade Parker wood. I think there is a good chance that the wood is original to the gun despite the lower grade checkering pattern.
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he does say the wood is numbered to the gun
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