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Unread 09-18-2019, 12:36 PM   #1
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Default 1900s parker sxs questions?

Hey guys, I'm new to this and I am having trouble getting info on my sxs. I have a 1900s stainless Damascus what I have researched and found seems to be an AAHE grade 7 but I'm not 100% sure. Not sure how to attach pics either... help!!
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Well.... Parker Bros never made guns or barrels from stainless steel, so let's see what it really is.

Can you send the pictures to me as email attachments and I'll post them here for you?

dsromig@aol.com

There is a tutorial from the links on the home page for posting pictures.

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Bradley,

We have a book that has many of the serial numbers of the Parkers produced. It will tell us the grade and any extras of the gun. If you share the serial number we can look up your Parker and tell you the results.

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The Serialization book identifies it as a D6 but it is really a D7.





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The serial number is 95275 on the frame above the serial is the number 7 and below the serial looks to be either an A or upside down v if your looking straight at it. On the barrel flat on one side has a DD c 3" 7 and an A on the other side and number 1 in the middle on the flat of the hook.
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95275 is listed in the Serialization book as "D6" Which equates to an AH.
Further, it is listed as a 28" 12ga. A 1 frame 12 is a delight to hold.

I should mention that the information in the Serialization book is often questionable, if not right-out wrong. If your gun clearly says 7, but only a single A, that, too is contradictory.
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Thanks guys!! I'm am happy to actually own such a piece of history. It was a daily used aahe 7 and still is functioning. Once i can post pics I will. Someone at some point in this guns life nickle plated the barrel... no idea why other than an old timer told me prob sole fancy pants cowboy had it done...lol!! I love talking history with the ones who lived it. Thanks again for everyone's help. I love the gun and it will be the center piece of my hunting reserve I call home.
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The 'DD' indicates that the barrels are/were spectacular Parker D6 6 Iron "Turkish" damascus



Have you considered a Parker Research Letter? http://parkerguns.org/
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I can post the pictures Brad sent to me and that I cropped and enhanced after I get home from PA.

IMO it is a grade 7 AAH judging by the engraving, the stamps on the water tables, etc. but folks can decide for themselves.

After having seen the pictures of this Parker, I believe the serialization book to be wrong about the grade of the gun.





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"A" and "7" are not contradictory markings, Edgar. I own such a gun and, as I recall, The Parker Story explains the situation. After Grade 7 was offered, again, as I recall, there was no AA grade and A was the marking on the flat. The serialization book entries are determined by the price of the gun and the steel type listed in the order book. They are all over the map on Damascus guns because Damascus guns go all the way from Grade 1 to Grade 7, leaving only the price to determine grade. I can't wait for the pictures.
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