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Unread 07-19-2020, 10:23 PM   #1
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Regarding the Winchester / Parker 2 barrel sets,
How many of these sets were really made ?
Did each barrel have it's own forend ?
Are their examples of each gauge (bore) available in 26" and 28" ?
Were the barrels marked 1 and 2 ?

Regarding after market .410 barrels.
Did anyone other than CSMC produce them ?
How did the barrel stamping (and flats) differ between Winchester / Parker and CSMC barrels ?
How did these barrels fit on the original 28 gauge forend ?
Did the breach end diameter differ from the 28 gauge barrels ?

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(7/27) All good questions Bob, thanks for playing.
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I bought a set of ,
.410 CSMC BARRELS
THEY HAD TO BE FITTED
28 GA SKEUSE FOREND
WORKED FINE ONLY
PROBLEM WAS EJECTOR
STOP WAS DEFECTIVE
THEY SENT MORE BUT
WERE BRITTLE AND DID
NOT WORK, HAD BILL
SCHWARTZ FIX PROBLEM
SO SUPER SATISFIED EVEN
WITH HAVING TO REPAIR
NEW .410 BARRELS
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The other company that attempted it went bust and a few people were left hung out to dry. The quality was inferrior ant they were heavy and unbalanced.
I don’t remember the name of the company but it’s good that they’re gone.





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Dean, are you referring to the Simmons Co. in Olathe, KS? I know there was some discussion here of them producing barrels to fit Parkers, but don't recall if any were actually produced and sold.
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No, it wasn’t Simmons. Wish I could remember the name....





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We (some PGCA members) examined the Simmons attempt to manufacture Parker barrels. The initial inspection made clear that their present shop employees could not duplicate the quality of past efforts with Winchester and Krieghoff barrels. The barrels were very poorly made and couldn't be fitted to existing Parkers, regardless of claims to the contrary. The Simmons representative could not have been more unaware of the result of their attempts. Nice guy, though. Our one meeting ended the Simmons project. We heard no more from them. I was very disappointed.
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Production with proper rib matting and engraving(outsourced) was cost prohibitive
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No, it wasn’t Simmons. Wish I could remember the name....
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I think they were in Louisiana




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Jim, the Simmons barrels were unacceptable, nothing to do with matting or engraving cost. The barrels were junk. The company that Dean mentions is not familiar to me. Someone should know who they were. Simmons were the only barrels that I am aware of that were presented to us for approval. Simmons thought they were finished. They were not "finished".
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Thanks Bill only going on a phone conversation with them several years ago
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