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Unread 02-23-2017, 05:28 PM   #71
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I was as intrigued by how his great grandfather could have come into possession of the gun as I was by the gun itself. If what the OP stated was true and great grandfather was a poor man it's got to be a great story. It looked to me like the barrels had been clipped a little. Who would do that to a gun like that? I have a feeling this gun will resurface again.
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Unread 02-23-2017, 07:09 PM   #72
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Larry, who did the restoration work on your gun?

The two photos are not of the same gun. It is easy to think theybare at first glance.
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Mike Franzen, "how grandpa came to own the gun" is an interesting subject. When I was in college, I shot skeet at a local Izaak Walton League, along with a couple of guys who were also in the University. One was a gun bug, the other not so much. A couple of years went by and we lost contact. One night, "not so much" called and told me to come to his home near Annapolis to look at a gun for him. It was a rainy Sunday morning when I arrived at his home on the Severn. On the dining room table, he had laid out a worn and abused prewar Pigeon Grade Superposed and a gorgeous AHE Grade Parker trap gun. He asked if I were interested in the Browning and I told him I was not. He then said that I would be buying the Parker, because he had some expenses he had to take care of. I told him I couldn't afford the Parker and he replied that I could afford it. He said that I would write him a check for $2200.00. So that is one way "Grandpa" can end up with a hot Parker. I protested that the gun was worth several times what he was asking. He rose above my protests and forced me to take the gun.
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I protested that the gun was worth several times what he was asking. He rose above my protests and forced me to take the gun.
And then the alarm clock sounded and you woke up. And that my friends is "the rest of the story".
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No way, Larry. This is not a normal fable from the forum. I am not that talented a writer. I displayed the AHE Trap at the West VA hoedown run by John Allgood and others. It was enjoyed by those who picked it up. Unfortunately, it was not the hit of the show because a B Grade hammer gun and a flock of Becker Foxes were also displayed.
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Unread 02-24-2017, 08:21 PM   #76
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good storey bill...i would be broke in a situation like that...charlie
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Anybody want to check the membership roster from a few years ago to see if Stephen Lyons is still a member?
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Unread 03-02-2017, 09:51 AM   #78
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Not in the Autumn 2016 roster.
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Not in the '15, '14, '13 or '12 rosters either. I guess he didn't join or elected not to be listed.
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