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Unread 06-24-2012, 02:04 PM   #21
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Whoever you send the barrels to should be instructed to properly plug those four holes in the bottom rib that were drilled the last time the barrels were reblued.

Incidentally, Parker Bros. didn't make any "magnum 3 inch." twenty gauge guns in the 1905 era so please don't attempt to shoot 3" magnum ammunition in that gun.
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That gun would have never left the factory with the rib matting in that condition. A good engraver can easily reengrave the wavy line matting. I have seen this done a few times.And the refinish the barrels. I agree with others have the stock made correct and put the correct grip cap on the gun.
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According to "The Parker Story" occasionally a gun left with "chatter" - when the rib is double stamped. So, Iguess it is possible to "miss" a stamp.
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Sir,

I would not sweat the rib. IMO that does not take anything away from that gun. If she were mine I would not waste my time or money trying to have that minor issue fixed.

She is a dandy. And IMO a VH is a lot better gun than a VHE. Shoot her up.

Iam sorry for giving my opinion only. If the rib does really bother you. Contact Simmons or an engraver. Charles Lee in California may be able to do something for you. I would expect this to get pricey though.
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I am in Florida (central) if you know a good rust blue barrel guy - thanks
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Mr. Cibelli, For the sake of clarity please read pages 426-427 of "The Parker Story" regarding the rib matting machine. This was a fully automated machine developed by Mr. Hayes. I believe the reference to "Chatter" had to do with the roll mark of the makers name on the rib. I have a D damascus gun with this occurence.Sorry for the lousy scan.
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Anthony:
If it were me, I'd send the barrels to Brad Bachelder for blacking. What's a few dollars for UPS? If the buttstock is not original, you might cast around a while to see if you can find an original replacement. It's a No. 1 frame so there is a fair chance one might turn up. Try our "for sale" forum or ebay. A complete restock can cost you a bundle.

Your forearm needs more than rechequering. A good stocker should be able to bring it back along with a recut of the lines. Again... Bachelder if you are not a pro yourself.

As for the frame, try cleaning it up with a worn dishwash "scrubbie" and some Hoppes for lubricant. Go carefully and try to leave colour in the engraving. It should look very nice.

Best, Kensal

PS: I agree that the rib matt spots might well have been a factory botch.... mostly due to the added rib length/roll die capability.
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I just don't believe that rib would have ever left the factory in that condition. I've seen entries in the stock books where the supervisor wasn't satisfied with the work and sent it back for rework.

I'd get it to a good barrel man and get his opinion as to how it might have happened but regardless, it is what it is now. I would probably get the matting re engraved and get it re blued properly.

Nice gun!
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thanks for all the imput

as far as the "chatter" - I was only trying to point out that not all Parker guns left the factory "perfect"
I agree with - Kensal PS: I agree that the rib matt spots might well have been a factory botch.... mostly due to the added rib length/roll die capability.

2 questions - is the "scrubbie" metal?
- where is Brad Bachelder?
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might well have been a factory botch.... mostly due to the added rib length/roll die capability.
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You apparently missed Dave Suponski's response along with the picture of the Parker Bros. rib matting machine. The 'wavy line' rib matting was not roll-die applied and therefor was not subject to the "chatter" or double stamp caused by it.
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