Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Parker Forums Parker Reproductions

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
stocking of repros
Unread 01-22-2019, 08:36 AM   #1
Member
Daniel G Rainey
PGCA Member
 
Daniel G Rainey's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 479
Thanks: 649
Thanked 302 Times in 143 Posts

Default stocking of repros

After looking at the normal web sites that sale Parker repros it seem to me that a lot of these guns appear to be stocked high. Drop at the heel of 2 1/4 is about normal. A gun stocked that high would no more work for me than a Parker made 1900 with 3 inch drop at the heel. Are there many or any repros with drop at the heel of 21/2 or 25/8?
Daniel G Rainey is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-22-2019, 08:56 AM   #2
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 21,333
Thanks: 17,775
Thanked 16,336 Times in 6,681 Posts

Default

Yes there are but like you’re discovering, there aren’t a lot of them.

The straight, or English, grip models are typically stocked even higher than their pistol grip cousins. The two straight grip repros I owned were stocked pretty high but I learned to shoot them both pretty well. I did find that the older I get, the less flexible I am becoming and it’s not as easy to adjust to an ill-fitting stock as I once could.





.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Dean Romig For Your Post:
Unread 01-22-2019, 09:46 AM   #3
Member
Randy Roberts
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Randy G Roberts's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 574
Thanks: 337
Thanked 632 Times in 278 Posts

Default

I'm with you Daniel. I have bought and sold several over the years to keep the gun fund running but never owned one personally for just that reason. They don't fit me at all which is to bad as they are beautiful guns......
Randy G Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Randy G Roberts For Your Post:
Unread 01-22-2019, 12:55 PM   #4
Member
B. Dudley
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Brian Dudley's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 6,784
Thanks: 221
Thanked 7,643 Times in 2,288 Posts

Default

The Cataloged standard dimensions of Repros of all gauges was 1-3/8" at Comb and 2-3/16" at heel. Now, the comb on Repros is about 1" father rearward that Meriden Parkers, so that Comb dimensions equates to more like 1-1/4" on a closer comb. I personally feel like these dimensions are too high for many shooters, but it was clearly felt that more wanted dims like these at that time.

I have found some Repros are closer to the 1-1/2" and 2-1/2" Drops that most would feel more suitable today, but that is not the norm.
__________________
B. Dudley
Brian Dudley is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Brian Dudley For Your Post:
Visit Brian Dudley's homepage!
Unread 02-20-2019, 10:31 AM   #5
Member
SXS OHIO
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,355
Thanks: 322
Thanked 1,094 Times in 364 Posts

Default

I could talk for hours about this issue. I will try to keep it short. I learned to hunt rabbits at about 11, dad gave me a heavy 12 SXS non selector 30". I used it but never liked it! My older brother was given a little lovely Fox 20 SW with double ivories...man it was sweet! Dad no longer hunted and we did not have much luxury cash in them days so I used the big 12 for several years. I did ok on rabbits if they got out there or I cut them in half. Don't think I ever hit a rooster with that gun. Now I know why..pretty sure I was shooting under them. I started working at 16 for Woolworths in the coffee shop, soon I bought a Hi Standard pump 20....I shot that gun well! Later I got a better paying job in Sheet&Yube steel mill. Being a smart modern young man I thought I wanted a Over Under they looked so cool and sleek! I bought a SKB 600 all engraved up, silver receiver 26" 20ga. I sold my pump to a older kid. I soon found out I could not hit with the SKB and sold it, next I bought a Remington 870. It saw little use...I got very interested in GIRLS. That lasted way to long, did not get married till I was 35. So now I get back into hunting, deer was my main interest as we no longer had wild pheasants left in eastern Ohio. Ohio was a shotgun state back then so I bought a deer barrel for 870. Then one day on the Gun List that came in the mail I saw the full page add for Parker Reproduction SXS shotguns at close-out prices. I got on the phone to Jaque's and bought a 20ga two barrel set.....My SXS addiction started that day! An infection I still have as I type. I did not like the single trigger of my PR, it was way to hard to switch the barrel selector. So I sold that set and looked for a double trigger model that I found in short order. About that time I started shooting sporting clays. Something I had never done before so I had to learn. I shot and shot till I started breaking birds and slowly got better at it. Self taught and had no clue about stock dimensions and all that. I kept shooting and learned to shoot my repro and got much better at it. Well that gun is stocked 1 1/4 by 2 1/8 That is high compared to the old Parkers and Fox guns I wanted to own. Wow that dimensions stuff is important! Now today a look for the old guns that are stocked hi. They are hard to find indeed, its a battle I fight all the time. In the past 10 years I have bought several PR sets and 3 Parker guns that have hi stocks. I ordered a made for me CSMC Fox and bought a few English guns and two Ithica Classic doubles all are stocked kinda hi. My advise is...If you want to own all kinds of shotguns and be able to shoot them (ALL) well stick with 1 1/2 2 1/2 and the correct pull you shoot. You can find the old ones stocked that way if you take your time. Minor bending will also help in some cases. Restocking is a expensive option. I know the PR market...there are guns out there with lower dimensions, look for one of them! I am a wild bird hunter, I do not have time to think about what gun I have and how it shoots hi or low, I want a gun in my hands that shoots exactly ware I point it....period. I have shot the feet of several roosters and blasted the breast meat...not good! When I have a proper fitting gun its head shots for me...(-: Stock dimensions are not the whole story, get to the patterning board often, shoot sporting clays and find your sweet spot. Don't buy guns that do not fit if you plan to hunt with them. SXS Ohio
Kenny Graft is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-20-2019, 06:24 PM   #6
Member
James L. Martin
PGCA Member
 
James L. Martin's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 256
Thanks: 233
Thanked 478 Times in 106 Posts

Default

Like many I had a 28ga repro ,it was stocked too high, sold it to a friend who also found it too high. Never understood why they were not made in a few different stock dimensions.
__________________
" May you build a ladder to the stars climb on every rung and may you stay forever young "
Bob Dylan
James L. Martin is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-20-2019, 07:38 PM   #7
Member
Autumn Daze
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Dave Suponski's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,826
Thanks: 4,241
Thanked 3,782 Times in 1,679 Posts

Default

And that is the only reason that the two 28 gauge Repros that I have owned in the past have been sold.
__________________
"Much care is bestowed to make it what the Sportsman needs-a good gun"-Charles Parker
Dave Suponski is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dave Suponski For Your Post:
Unread 02-20-2019, 09:05 PM   #8
Member
Randy Roberts
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Randy G Roberts's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 574
Thanks: 337
Thanked 632 Times in 278 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Suponski View Post
And that is the only reason that the two 28 gauge Repros that I have owned in the past have been sold.
That's why I have never owned one. That and they left off about 4" of barrel.
Randy G Roberts is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Randy G Roberts For Your Post:
Unread 02-21-2019, 09:25 AM   #9
Member
Setter Man
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,163
Thanks: 780
Thanked 772 Times in 328 Posts

Default

How hard would it be to bend a repro stock?
Jay Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-21-2019, 10:15 AM   #10
Member
Wild Skies
PGCA Member
 
Greg Baehman's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,589
Thanks: 632
Thanked 1,977 Times in 576 Posts

Default

Forum associate, Chuck Heald, bent his Repro's D@H more than 3/8" down.
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=9320
. . . and more on the matter . . .
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=17035
. . . and even more on the matter . . .
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=7127
__________________
Wild Skies
Since 1951
Greg Baehman is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2019, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.