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Unread 08-01-2019, 01:04 PM   #21
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Parker Twist, original finish
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If a person wants to be correct about it, common misnomers are

Damascus Twist... should be just Twist

Underlifter when applied to a Parker ... Parker termed it a lifter action and there are no Parker side lifters , top lifters or anything else.
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Looking at those great Remington barrels, easy to see why a customer would go for a CE-Grade rather than the CEO-Grade --

P135944 01 CEO-Grade 12-ga right 8x10.jpg

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I have Parker Twist barrels on a P grade with original finish and they do not look at all like yours, Bruce.
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Gary: This is c. 1875 Parker "Stub Twist"



This is c. 1890 Parker "Fine English Twist", which was of course not made in England

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I was thinking those were barrels of Parker made Twist . If not, is the consensus that they are English Fine Twist ?
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John Davis' research suggests that Parker Bros. made Twist and Laminated Steel barrels in-house 1877 to possibly 1882.
Scroll to the bottom here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...4S6OIN1bA/edit

1877 Lifter possibly with Parker Twist courtesy of Mark Landskov; refinished by Brad Bachelder



Lifter era catalogs listed "English Twist", but there are Lifter examples with ribs marked "Stub Twist" and "Plain Twist".
Possibly someone could check an early top lever catalog for the descriptive term?
1890s No. 1s were listed as "Fine English Twist"; Quality T hammer guns with "Twist".

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My P grade (1903) looks like Drew's example of "Fine English Twist". I tried to take some photos but cannot get them to come out clear enough.
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