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Old 06-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Aquired a GHE 20 ga. ser. # 231203 this past year. Wanted to get a letter but doing the preliminary check the site said there is no information for my gun on which to base a letter. Is this the final word or are there other avenues to explore?
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:48 PM   #2
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If the Parker came through Abercrombie and Fitch ther may be a record of it. Some here know the avenue to such information.

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The Griffin and Howe website, research category, has some three thousand Parker numbers that went through VL&D and A&F. Your number is not among them. That is about the end of the line for research except the PGCA collection of work tags. Your number does not appear there either. I think our researcher searches the work tag list when a letter is requested. Research material in this serial number range is not particularly interesting because no mention of the original purchaser is included in the stock books.

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Thanks to both Mister Murphy and Collins for your replys. Just going to like it for what it is.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:48 PM   #5
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Gary: If you were to post some pictures, we would enjoy it along with you. Is there any means to follow a path of provenance, starting with the person from whom you acquired this gun? 1929 isn't that far back - if you say it fast.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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I have the original buyers name from the family where I bought the gun. He owned a farm and hunted with it near Oregon Il. The family said the stock carving was done by a friend from that area. Will post some pictures if I can figure it out.
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You can email them to a participant here who knows how to post them. Unfortunately, I am not that person.
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I'll post them. hmcollins2@hotmail.com

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Thanks, Sent them over.
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Gary,

If sent to hmcollins2@hotmail.com they have not been received.

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