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Unread 02-28-2012, 06:51 PM   #11
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Art:
With all due respect to Mr. Day, it is not a good idea to mess with the stocks of these guns if you have limited experience in stock work. Especially chequering. There is nothing wrong with being an amateur, but not with a Parker DH.

If you'd feel more comfortable getting consultation from PGCA members, by all means do so.

And yes... Dale Edmonds is very good for barrels. I've used him myself. So is Kim Aylworth whom I've also used.

Perhaps the officials of PGCA have a favourite stock worker. But they are not omnipotent in this regard. It is you who must feel a sense of comfort. These are your guns now. At least for a few years.

Best, Kensal
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Unread 02-29-2012, 08:16 AM   #12
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I spoke with Mark Larson on the stock last night. I think I will have him do the extended stock wood. I want a reference for someone to do the cleaning and barrell work and reinstall the stock when it's finished. Taking the stock off was a real "TREAT". I know now I shouldn't be in there by myself. This gun has a steel barrell too but some fool cut 1 side off about 1/4" and not the other? I'm sure it's best to have it cut even then blued. Anyway thanks for the advise and any references for the work to be done are welcome. Art
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Art:
I believe Dale Edmonds can handle all your barrel work. Maybe... just maybe... Keith Kearcher, too. If you want the best there is, then the only choice is Kirk Merrington in Kerrville TX. But he's way backed up on work.

For the rest, you can PM me.

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Unread 02-29-2012, 09:29 AM   #14
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Mark will do an excellent job on the extension also ask Mark if he would clean up the stock and checkering or if he has someone he would recommend. The stock will have to be cleaned up and refinished before Mark works on the extension. Eric
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Mark said he would do the whole job. So unless their is feedback that he can't handle it. That's who I'm going to have do the work. Art
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I wasn't sure but I thought Mark could handle it, he does a nice job. Brad Bachelder in Grand Rapids MI could take care of your barrels 616-459-8924
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I'm on my 4th call to Brad and still haven't heard back from him. Maybe so busy I should use someone else?
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His shop is closed on Mondays and only open I think to 1pm on Sat. Call around 10 or 11 in the morning I never have had a problem.
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must be nice to go to a gun show and find two decent guns at hopefully reasonable prices.

here in the north east it is rare to go to a show and find a decent gun anymore. and if one does it often is way over priced. gunbroker has become for me the gun show of choice.

the up coming baltimore antiques show is a notable except. usually find a good gun there at a fair price. any other exceptions you care to mention?
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I was very suprised to find these two at the same table and even got a discount for buying both. I did buy them at a low price and I'm going to redo some parts of them to make them very nice. I found one other DHE w/steel barrel that was reasonable and in great orig. cond.. I wish I had bought it too. But I had already spent my limit that day and needed to walk away.
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