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Unread 07-16-2019, 07:53 PM   #11
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I had the gun shipped to me. The rib inscription looks right, but they forgot the arrows on each end. The barrels are after market.
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You could just ask them for additional photos...

But, I will tell you that in my opinion they are aftermarket replacement barrels.
Aftermarket as in not even steel parker barrels from perhaps a later gun ? I emailed them asking for more details .

Seems like it would require alot of effort to mate a set of barrels from a different brand of sxs or have a set made . Instead of just sleeving the originals . I wonder how that's even done , cut the lugs off the originals and tig them to a different set of barrels then hand fit them ?

So at best we have a Frankenstein gun here .
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I had the gun shipped to me. The rib inscription looks right, but they forgot the arrows on each end. The barrels are after market.
Perhaps it is a good shooter just not much collectors value ?
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So at best we have a Frankenstein gun here .
We call them “Frankenparkers”.





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We call them “Frankenparkers”.





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Now you got me curious if anyone has tried to take a set of barrels off one of those Spanish 10 gauges and mate them to a parkers lol not sure how that would even be possible .

I don't have anything against such guns if it takes a bit of frankenparkering them to keep them from the scrap bin and in the field . The question I have though is why not just sleeve the original barrel set if they are that far gone .
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Hey Milton.... why do you capitalize the word Spanish but I haven’t seen you capitalize the word Parker? The Parker Brothers shotguns were named after their inventor and founder, Charles Parker... a real person.





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Hey Milton.... why do you capitalize the word Spanish but I haven’t seen you capitalize the word Parker? The Parker Brothers shotguns were named after their inventor and founder, Charles Parker... a real person.





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Half the time I am replying with my phone and the autospell keeps changing Parkers to parker.
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I know what you mean - I’m posting from my iPhone most of the time.

But I got so fed up with the danged spellcheck feature that I shut it off...... no more problems.





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A number of companies have made complete barrel sets for Parkers over the years. Belgian, Spanish, English and others. Barrels sets that were custom made to fit guns sent to them for extra or replacement barrels. Mostly in the days of damascus barrels being deadly to even think about shooting.

Most of these barrel sets are of very good overall quality.
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I know what you mean - I’m posting from my iPhone most of the time.

But I got so fed up with the danged spellcheck feature that I shut it off...... no more problems.





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I much prefer using my desktop , but usually use my phone for handling emails and such things which also notifies me of forum replies .

So I guess Jeff K purchased this gun or has handled it at some point ?
Im not sure how often Pugs updates their for sale/sold on their website.

Doesnt look like its easy to find a decent Parker Brothers 10 ga in the 2500$ range . Thats about where I was looking to spend if I opt for a 10 ga or save up more for one of the 8 gauges .

A few people have told me to just find a NID 10 magnum , 8 gauge power but legality of 10 bore hunting .Which is kind of a mute point since I dont hunt waterfowl , well not currently anyhow .

L.C Smiths seem to be cheaper than Parkers but to me the Parker hammer and hammerless guns are just the best looking .

There is a cheap EH 10 gauge up for sale but the seller description sounds like someone shot steel shot through the barrel .

Everythings kind of up in the air right now on trying to decide want I want to get later on . I thought of getting a Parkers 10 ga and perhaps just try to find a Davenport to fill that 8 gauge itch . Im not even sure if Pugs still has the 8 gauges for sale . One of them has been listed on their site for 4yrs now that I always wanted . Looks to have a horizontal crack though through the wrist area . Seems like that could be a problem when shooting a 8 gauge .
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