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Unread 03-18-2013, 09:34 PM   #21
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Don't pay much attention to what you see 'similar' D grades selling for. The devil is in the details, and it would appear there may be a lot of details in your gun not apparent to the eye. Condition may trump rarity, but Provenance often trumps condition.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 05:36 AM   #22
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This photo is of a documented Parker factory Monte Carlo comb on a BHE.
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It's just speculation, but my thinking is that this gun was made up as a "presentation/prize" type of gun and ordered by some organisation. Possibly for the winner of some prestigious shoot. That's why it would be so much fun to trace its heritage.
One reason I say this is the over-large stock oval. While probably done at Parker, it's about twice the size of a standard D oval. Just right for some dedication to be engraved to the winner of a tourney.
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The size of a typical DH or CH stock oval is about 1" in height.
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The size of a typical DH or CH stock oval is about 1" in height.

...which is just about the size of the one in question when compared to the size of the grip cap in that picture.
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...which is just about the size of the one in question when compared to the size of the grip cap in that picture.
What are you, a mind reader? I was thinking the same thing, but trying to find a program I had that overlays a grid square that has user assignable cell dimensions. I am thinking that my 12 and 16 are pretty different dimensions. When I get my 12 back, I'll measure them.
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I have measured 2 DH ovals that I have here in the shop and that is where I got my measurements from. Actually it is about 1-1/16" tall.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 10:08 AM   #28
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The oval on my dh looks like the one on this thread . Brian has it right now. He may be able to compare them. I thought it was some kind of aftermarket oval.
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The oval on your gun was one of the ones I measured Wayne. The oval was used on DH guns and CH guns as compared to the shield on lower grades. The oval was silver on DH guns and gold on CH guns.
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I thought it was something someone just tacked on there. Its kind of ugley but there are enitials on it. would those have been engraved by parker.
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