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Unread 01-05-2021, 01:50 PM   #11
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Don’t feel that way Andy. These are some of the nuances of learning about Parker’s that we will continue to learn over time. You can never stop learning
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You guys are awesome, thank you. JUST pulled the trigger on a VHE two minutes ago, will post photos when she comes in and all is proven OK. Will be my first one other than my Repro.
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Like Dean I have a very nice laminated barrel T/A hammer gun that lettered as having been returned to the factory around 1903 for "rebrowning" of the barrels. This one also has a nice brown/plum colour. Generally speaking the Brits browned their barrels, but W.W. Greener wrote that a high contrast black/white finish was used in some cases especially where harsh conditons were expected.
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The letter on my DHE 16 Titanic steel, states it was returned in 1910 for rebrowning, obviously they were still using that term for rebluing.
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Original black & white Twist colors under the FE with the barrels "plum"



Grade 0 Laminated Steel



Austin's 4 Iron "Turkish" D4



Baker, Lefever, Ithaca & Hunter Arms were all finished in "black & white" unless specified otherwise

Bro. Walt's Crass 4E with "American Flag"

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that Ithaca really stands out....charlie
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My Grade 3 Ithaca Crass had plum brown chain link damascus
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All american makers finished in Black/white.

Some will age to a brownish hue.

In regards to the OPs mention of turnbull giving them Brown/white. As far as I know Turnbulls shop has (Maybe not always) subcontracted out their damascus finishing. At that time they were likely using Kearcher, which would fit the Brown/White description as that is how his finishing tended to look.
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