Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Non-Parker Specific & General Discussions Damascus Barrels & Steel

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-2018, 01:01 PM   #11
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 20,041
Thanks: 15,941
Thanked 14,404 Times in 6,029 Posts

Default

That may not have been the result of boring but rather the result of striking.

What is the length of the choke tapers?



.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 01:10 PM   #12
Member
mobirdhunter
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Garry L Gordon's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 318
Thanks: 966
Thanked 425 Times in 148 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Murphy View Post
.020 "past the forearm" is definitely a sign that the gun has been fooled with. The scariest gun I have ever examined is the probably unique #1 frame ten gauge DH grade gun. It hasn't blown up yet, but the chamber walls are thin beyond description. It is factory original and is in the order book. It is #71767 as I recall. Look it up.
Just curious, Bill, if you remember, what was the wall thickness that you describe here as "thin beyond description"?
__________________
"There are people who display knowledge and there are people who share knowledge -- and there's a big difference." Lefty Kreh
Garry L Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Garry L Gordon For Your Post:
Old 09-18-2018, 01:47 PM   #13
Member
Mills
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Mills Morrison's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 7,330
Thanked 4,059 Times in 1,731 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Romig View Post
That may not have been the result of boring but rather the result of striking.

What is the length of the choke tapers?



.

Several inches, but I did not measure exactly. Seemed really long.
Mills Morrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 03:25 PM   #14
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 20,041
Thanks: 15,941
Thanked 14,404 Times in 6,029 Posts

Default

When the choke taper gets up into the 6+" range I'll admit it does seem long. But that is very common on some Parkers.





.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 03:31 PM   #15
Member
charlie cleveland
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 9,068
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3,912 Times in 2,137 Posts

Default

mills i believe that weight had something to do with thickness of the barrel...my light weight guns all have thin barrels....have not measured them but you can tell by eye that they are thin....charlie
charlie cleveland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 03:35 PM   #16
Member
Mills
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Mills Morrison's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 7,330
Thanked 4,059 Times in 1,731 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean Romig View Post
When the choke taper gets up into the 6+" range I'll admit it does seem long. But that is very common on some Parkers.





.
Could be 6, but I don't know for sure. One gun is 1889 and the other is 1906 or so. Very similar, despite basically two different Parker eras.

The variations in Parker barrels amazes me. They seemed to really know what they were doing though
Mills Morrison is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mills Morrison For Your Post:
Old 09-18-2018, 03:37 PM   #17
Member
Mills
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Mills Morrison's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,566
Thanks: 7,330
Thanked 4,059 Times in 1,731 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlie cleveland View Post
mills i believe that weight had something to do with thickness of the barrel...my light weight guns all have thin barrels....have not measured them but you can tell by eye that they are thin....charlie
You are right Charlie. It seems if they wanted to lighten the weight of gun, they made the barrels thinner.
Mills Morrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 08:01 PM   #18
Member
Bill Murphy
PGCA Lifetime
Member Since
Second Grade

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,472
Thanks: 3,673
Thanked 4,197 Times in 2,390 Posts

Default

We did not measure the wall thickness of 71,767.
Bill Murphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2018, 08:34 AM   #19
Member
mobirdhunter
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Garry L Gordon's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 318
Thanks: 966
Thanked 425 Times in 148 Posts

Default

This information probably just confirms the obvious, but I have a GH 12 that has 30 inch Damascus barrels and is built on the #1 frame. It's unstuck barrel weight is 3 lbs 9 oz and the barrels weigh 3 lbs 2 oz. The gun weighs 7 lbs .55 oz. The chokes are .040 in each barrel and are about 4 inches long each. The minimum wall thickness at 9 inches from the breech is .047 for both barrels. This gun letters as weighing 7 lbs.

The barrel strikers could work wonders! Yes, these are factory guns, but when you look at the individual guns, they are much more like custom made than one would think at first glance.
__________________
"There are people who display knowledge and there are people who share knowledge -- and there's a big difference." Lefty Kreh
Garry L Gordon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2018, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.