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Unread 03-22-2015, 10:07 AM   #51
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My gun was advertised as a "D" grade, is there a difference between the "D" and "DH"? I'm familiar with the E meaning ejectors but I didn't know about the plain "D" and I didn't find it referenced in the Parker Identification section. Thanks in advance.
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Unread 03-22-2015, 10:42 AM   #52
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the H simply means hammerless

so for example a DHE is a hammerless D grade with ejectors
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Cal, the H represents Hammerless - which is what you have.
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Thanks to both of you gentlemen. I figured it stood for hammer or hammerless. I guess mine is actually a DH then, not a D.
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Was any (or all) of the engraving on these guns done by hand? I know Greener had their "machine" engraving, what about our Parkers?
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The only rolled on engraving used on Parkers was on the 0 grade hammer gun lock plates in the 1880s. did not last long. All other engraving is by hand.
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Unread 03-28-2015, 06:09 PM   #57
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I don't think a roll stamp could do this, but I could be wrong........
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Thank you both gentlemen, I suspected (and hoped) that it was all by hand. Amazing workmanship, I'm proud to own such a piece of American craftsmanship.
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The rib matting was done by machine and the legend on the rib was usually roll-stamped, though some of the higher grades and some of the early hammer guns rib legends were hand engraved.
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This is an example of the rolled on "engraving" I mentioned in my post above.

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