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Unread 09-23-2019, 12:40 PM   #41
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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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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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I was unhappy, but accepting of your posts, Edgar, until you cited the TPS reference without citing my reference to the contrary. I would like you to tell both sides of the story. I would repost your TPS reference and also mention that Bill Murphy has an A marked AAH in his hands, which you didn't do. You also didn't cite Mr. Mullins' reference in TPS about the A stamped AA in that work, which you did not find in your incomplete search. I am an admitted curmudgeon and not about to change.
I assume the two, above quotes, are what you're referring to. Not exactly a reference, but, as you stated, being a curmudgeon, I'll accept that as an, albeit weak, reference.
Bill's MUCH more accurate reference, came after any of my posts, and I did thank him for his valuable post.
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Unread 09-23-2019, 03:06 PM   #42
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I hope everyone also noticed on the breech end of the right barrel flat where Grades 3 and higher are stamped with the grade number, this gun is stamped with a 7 in addition to the 7 stamped on the left water table.






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Unread 09-23-2019, 06:10 PM   #43
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I know the pictures are tough to evaluate, but to me it looks like the chokes have been honed? The muzzle wall thickness looks thin to me.
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Unread 09-23-2019, 06:23 PM   #44
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It is getting evaluated. The wall looks thin because of the chipped nickle on the edges. It deff throws it off. It is getting removed and refinished.
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Unread 09-23-2019, 08:17 PM   #45
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Edgar and I are hugging as we speak. All we want to do is see the letter and the progress of the restoration. I still want to own the gun so I can restore it along with my other AAH.
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Unread 09-23-2019, 08:24 PM   #46
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What do I have to do to get a research letter started? I'd like to know the history of the gun. Who owned it first and where it's from.
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Unread 09-23-2019, 08:53 PM   #47
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Join the PGCA, which will make your letters much less expensive. The home page gives information about ordering letters for $40 instead of $100.
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