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Unread 05-27-2021, 08:34 PM   #1
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Iím in the process of returning my PH serial number 144,983 to the field. As part of the journey, I want to repair her trigger guard which was abused during a very old repair. I have a engraver who is going to tig weld and repair the hole, and then recut the serial number and border engraving. Here is my problem, I canít seem to find any images of the numbers 9, 8, and 3 for him to use in the restoration. The 144 is readable, but a portion of the 9 and the 8 and 3 are gone. Would anyone who has any of these digits in a comparable grade Parker be willing to share images of their trigger guards? Thanks in advance. Jim
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That’s got to be welded, filed, polished, re-engraved and nitre blued.

If it were mine I would send it to Geoffroy Gournet. He knows exactly what those numbers need to look like.





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If it is welded, it HAS to be rust blued.

Weld will not take nitre or hot blue evenly. It will look like crap.

Rust blue covers a weld fine.
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Thanks Brian, I didn’t know that.





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You may find these examples helpful.

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I will note that the engraving pattern on your guard is typical of a V grade. Not a P.
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Thatís great Brian.

Many thanks.
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I will note that the engraving pattern on your guard is typical of a V grade. Not a P.
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