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Unread 11-27-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Default Remington Parker GHE

And certainly no one would want a low grade Remington Parker, like this little GHE 20ga, SN 241, 600.
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I like the ringnecks better than them other birds on the belly plate...the quail are questionable? They don't look as real or lifelike. Why did remington change the bird patern anyway?
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Ken, the engraving on the GHE Bruce has displayed was done by Robert Runge, one of the most accomplished engravers of Parker guns. G or Grade-2 Parkers almost always had two birds engraved on both sides as well as on the floor plate. Each successive Chief Engraver had his own theme of what kind of birds he depicted. Runge obviously chose quail.

Nice gun Bruce.

Incidentally, the machine duplicated engraving on the DHE Repros is an exact copy of Runge engraving.
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Ill take it !!!!
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When did Runge start working for Parker?
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Don't know the date but he started with Parker Bros at a relatively early age and 'apprenticed' under his father if I'm not mistaken. He became head of the engraving department or Chief Engraver replacing Anschutz in the early thirties. It's all in The Parker Story but I don't have mine close at hand at the moment.
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Lots of misinformation in this thread - for a definitive biography of Bob Runge, see my article in the Double Gun Journal, Vol. 11 Issue 3 (Autumn 2000), entitled "When I Paint My Masterpiece."
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Yup, please read Kevin's article. Most information about Runge is from those who never met him. He and his family did have quite a long history at Parker Brothers, as well as Remington.
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One point of possible interest--the frame on that G was a fairly early Meriden produced frame. I would guess early 1900s-pre 1910. You can tell by the "shoe filing".
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Serial #241,600 1910?
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