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Unread 09-21-2019, 09:06 AM   #11
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I'm not disputing what you're saying, Bill. I just don't understand what a 6 is doing on a grade 7 gun. The AAH came out in 1892, but the subject gun was made in 1900.
No question about the lack of reliable information in the 'book', but if the 'book says it's grade 6, and the gun is marked 6, is the gun a grade 6, or a grade 7 gun which was sold for a grade 6 price?
I am also anxious to see the photographs.
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The gun doesn't have a 6 on it. It is marked as a A 7 the barrel is marked also A with a DD 3 and number 1 for the barrel. Should have pics posted as soon.
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Ah! This whole thing has gotten me turned around. I guess if it says 7, and Dean feels it is, and given the book is often inaccurate, Id say its safe to assume it is a 7.
If it were imine, Id be looking to have that nickel removed.
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I am getting it removed and refinished. The gold on the triggers is worn off so I'm gona get them replated also. Going to be a long process... but worth it!
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I don't see where Dean has anything to do with our conversation. It has a "7" stamped on it, end of story, unless it is remarked. Dean only generously offered to post pictures. Somewhere in TPS, or somewhere, it is stated that early grade 7s were stamped A, as mine is.
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The suspense is killing me: need to see photos and how you found the gun.
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I'm still not able to post pics, I have been trying to figure it out. But the story behind the gun is I went antique shopping as it is one of my hobbies and likes. Anything fishing related, automotive, farm and of course guns. I hit a couple flea markets local and pawn shops that day. I was specifically looking for fishing reels and an old shotgun to put in the bonus room/man cave of mine. This guy had some old gun parts, knives, reels etc. And the gun was just laying their. So I told him what all I was looking for and we made a small lot group of items and I paid him for it all. He told me a little about the gun said that it was basically wall art because someone tried to restore it it seemed to him and most time when you do this its ruined. I've dont alot of research trying to just figure out what ammo mainly to use to see if it worked. That's what brought me here after all of my own research I was still confused to what it was, what load ammo should I use etc. I knew what parker brother guns were. But I saw ones like mine and the pricess and was like no way this is what I have in my hands... well it is in fact a well used but in clean working condition aahe grade 7. The stock at some point was cracked and gunsmith repaired it and did a good job. The barrel at some point was nickle plated no idea why other than its shiny lol!! It has a floral design so my thoughts are maybe some rich family owned it at some point and the lady wanted it cause its was pretty... makes sense right? Pics are coming soon!!
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I will post several pictures of the gun when I get home tomorrow.

The gun has full coverage deep relief floral engraving commensurate with the engraving quality of any AAH Parker I have ever seen.
It also has a 7 stamped on the water table above the serial number and a A beneath.

The proof will be in the seeing, not in what is printed in the serialization book and a research letter may even identify the gun as an A Grade... but like I said, you need to see the pictures, then determine the grade.





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What exactly has been done to the barrels?
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Tha barrels have been entirely nickel plated.





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