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Unread 07-18-2020, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Parker Hammer Light Restoration

Thought I would share some details of a light restoration to a Parker Hammer 0 grade. Gun has little color with typical wear, oxidation, and discoloration to frame. Barrels had a couple dents with a few pits and some orange peel in the bores. However, color on barrels was still good (distant recolor perhaps). Forearm was well worn and oil soaked with checkering and borders worn. Stock had a toe chip, the usual dings, bruises, and wrist checkering wear. Screws are not ideal. Here is how it turned out.
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Stock head was very oil soaked, could not see any grain. While getting the oil out smith found a couple cracks needing repair. First two are before, third is after.



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Unsightly toe chip......before




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Forearm was cleaned up and checkering cleaned with a pass through. Borders re-cut.

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Wrist checkering was pretty good with most wear on borders. Therefore, decide to try and match forearm wear look so tried to clean checkering and only re-cut borders.

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My intent with the project was to get the gun safe to shoot (inspection, dents, oil soak). I also did not want a total restoration...more of a light restoration so it would still show age. Therefore, I was interested in keeping the wood a little darker and yet give it some finish for protection. A little glossy for me but happy with the results.


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This is how such guns should be done. Way to go.
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I should be clear that I did not do the restoration, just gave the parameters. Barrels are courtesy of Breck Gorman and furniture cleanup was done by Craig Libhart. Both were great to work with and I would recommend their work.
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This is how such guns should be done. Way to go.
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If you remember you did a GHE straight grip 12 for me a few years back achieving the same results. I love the look of the "refreshing" technique you used.
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Unread 07-18-2020, 04:07 PM   #10
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A "Hunter's" refinish! Very nicely done, but doesnt take away the characteristics of a fine old gun. Kind of what I was thinking about for my sidelever Greener in a current post.
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