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Central Valley CA, 20ga. DHE Letter
Unread 06-20-2019, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Central Valley CA, 20ga. DHE Letter

I thought I would share the letter on this gun. Has many qualities/specifications of the so called California duck guns.
Does anyone know if Dinuba, Tulare County was formerly a duck hunting area in the era this gun was made?? Mostly raisin farms and fruit and nut trees now days.
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According to Frank Hall's book They came to shoot, there were 3000 duck clubs in California at that time.
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I have a similar DHE 20 with the requested medium thick comb. My gun was ordered by a quail hunter, and the gun weighs a bit more than yours. I've assumed that when someone ordered the medium thick comb that it was to accommodate larger hands. Any other theories? Maybe to make the stock stronger for heavier loads...or...? How many of these larger comb guns do you suppose were ordered?
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I would be inclined to think a "medium thick comb" would be ordered by a man with a thinner than average cheek or face.





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I always thought the ticker combs were easier on the cheek for high volume shooting. Sounds like a neat gun Craig, I'd love to see some pictures if you pick it up.
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So, my gun with the medium comb has a larger than average wrist (4.5 inches circumference on the straight hand stock). I assumed that with the larger comb came the larger wrist, but I know what happens when one assumes.

I'd be curious to know if your gun, Craig, has a larger wrist also. Let us know when you get the gun if you would, please(?).
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Fully checkered fore-end. Sounds like an interesting Parker.
I think one of my Parkers went to Tufts Lyon Arms. I will have look thru my letters.
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That gun would fit me perfect with my duck hunting clothing on!!!
Love to see it.
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Scott: In the warm summer months 14"+- works good for me, once I dress for ducks 13 1/2" is perfect for me also. In the summer I just slip on a leatherman pad and it brings the LOP to 14".
Anyone know where to buy a copy of Fred A Halls book They Came to Shoot
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Any choke info on the gun? Craig are you coming to NH this summer? If so would like you to get together with some of us for a shoot and lunch.
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