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Unread 06-19-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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I'm a little late on my introduction, but I'm Dave Erickson and I live in western WI about 3 miles from the Mississippi River. I've always been fascinated with shotguns and I'm just tip-toeing into some American classics. My Parker is a 1913 16 gauge VH. The gun handles gracefully, and feels lighter than it is. Unfortunately it has a repaired crack in the wrist and cast-off for a lefty, but despite all that it shoots pretty well for me especially on mid to longer range targets where I have time to snuggle in and let those FxF chokes do their job.

My goals are to have fun with it at the range, take a few wood ducks with it, and just enjoy owning a Parker.

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Welcome Dave!

That's a very nice looking VH. Is it a 0-frame?





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Thanks, Dean.

It's a 1 frame. That said, it weighs a very shootable (for me) 6 lbs. 10 oz. and the 30" barrels swing so sweetly. I've owned quite a few 16 SxS's, but for shooting longer targets this one is in a class of its own. I'm already visualizing these barrels swinging on ducks in the bottoms!
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Welcome Dave. You have the right attitude regarding your gun....shoot it and enjoy it. Don't change a thing it's perfect just the way it is.
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Welcome Dave . There is a kind of magic in a Parker 16 gauge.
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Thanks, Mike!
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Thanks, Dean.

It's a 1 frame. That said, it weighs a very shootable (for me) 6 lbs. 10 oz. and the 30" barrels swing so sweetly. I've owned quite a few 16 SxS's, but for shooting longer targets this one is in a class of its own. I'm already visualizing these barrels swinging on ducks in the bottoms!
Very nice Dave.

When you're pursuing ducks with the old girl, it won't like steel shot.
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Thanks, Bill! I already have my RST bismuth ready to go! If things go well perhaps I'll reload some low pressure bismuth when the RST's run out.
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Dave I use the RST 2 1/2 hull in all my guns regardless of gauge. It might be a #1 frame and fluid steel barrels but remember the wood is 100 years old so low pressure shells regardless of use.
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