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Unread 11-18-2020, 09:01 PM   #11
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What a nice gun!
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Unread 11-19-2020, 11:48 AM   #12
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Very nice !

I've got a 0 grade 4 frame 34" that has issues and a Grade 3 4 frame but 32" . Doubt if I ever get one in a higher grade

But I do NEED a 5 frame 10 !!!!
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Unread 11-19-2020, 04:42 PM   #13
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hope you find a 5 frame.....charlie
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I have a few 4 frames but have yet to find a 5 frame. I know they are out there though
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What are the serial numbers and ownership provenenance of some of those #4 frames? The owners may have been Parker company shooters of some interest.
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One went to E K. Tryon. One went to Carlos Gove in Colorado and the order books are missing for my C which is a bummer
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Bill do you own any 4 frames owned by Parker shooters?
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Yes, I own W.S. Perry's 33" Bernard Steel C Grade top lever. Parker Brothers built this gun for Perry in 1887 but a year or two later, they built him a hammerless gun which they apparently wanted him to shoot. The C Grade was not used much and survived in mint condition. I don't know where the gun was all this time, but stored with it was his 33" Greener Royal eight gauge, also having survived in mint conditon. I was able to buy them several years ago in a market that didn't appreciate such guns. The Parker was displayed in the Concours de Excellence at the Vintage Cup a few years ago.
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Mills, did Carlos Gove perform any of his magic on your #4 frame?
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As a "refresher" to this thread, I direct those interested to my article in DGJ Volume 13, Issue 2, Summer 2002 entitled "Parker Bros. 1879 Quality 5 Underlifter 10-Bore Hammer Gun." This gun is a number 4 frame, 32-inch, 11 pounds even "whomper", whose factory provenance and post-Meriden history is fascinating. The article also contains the best pictures I was ever able to take in my series of DGJ articles over the years.

The elderly man from whom I purchased the gun had made a 15-minute VHS video tape of the gun from every conceivable angle in his driveway with the assistance of his son. His still pictures in his ad copy were terrible quality, but the video was near broadcast quality. When I asked him why the gun had not sold in the 3 months that I had been tracking it, he said that no one would pay him the $20 plus postage he was charging for his video production costs and mailing. I sent him the $20 plus $100 to hold the gun for me until I watched it.

I watched it 3 times and sent him the money. The gun won the award for "Best Original Hammer Parker" at the Gold Medal Concours d'Elegance of Fine Guns at the Vintage Cup, Orvis Sandanona, September 22, 2001. Best $20 I ever spent!
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