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Unread 10-07-2019, 11:12 PM   #21
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I don't know what year the process was invented, but I know the 1927 Model A had a chrome, spring steel bumper, and radiator cover.
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Unread 10-08-2019, 02:47 PM   #22
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Great memory Edgar. Chrome plating was developed at Columbia University in 1924.
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Great memory Edgar. Chrome plating was developed at Columbia University in 1924.
Go figure, cuz I can't remember what I had for dinner last night.
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Unread 10-08-2019, 06:33 PM   #24
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Got my Letter and looks like it's 1878 not 77--ther is no mention of "Nickel" or "silver"--I'm sure it is Nickel!!???http://parkerguns.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1570570322
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Chrome plating supplanted Nickle plating because Chrome will form a tightly bound oxide layer that stops further oxidation. It's what makes stainless steel stainless. You had to polish Nickle, which took time and elbow grease.
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Unread 10-08-2019, 09:39 PM   #26
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Kind of puts to rest the theory that these old hammer guns had 3+ inches of drop. Many did but you'd be surprised how many had modern stock drops of 2 1/2 or 2 3/4 inches at the heel.
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Plating aside, that is a nice gun. Great dimensions for an early gun.
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Unread 10-09-2019, 12:42 PM   #28
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I don't know what year the process was invented, but I know the 1927 Model A had a chrome, spring steel bumper, and radiator cover.
If I remember correctly the first Model A came out late in 1927. Mine is a few months later. Lots of chrome. Not meant to hijack but canít resist showing the reality of Edgarís observation. Cheers Jack
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Car guys have nothing on the owner of this 1878 Parker. When Tom Poss and I were barely out of grade school, he was driving an outstanding 1934 Ford. I saw the '34 on a visit to his family's Maryland garage and was suitably impressed. He knows a little about cars. Maybe with a little bit of push, he will tell us about the old girl.
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Hi Billy--sure wish I had that old '34 Ford--had a lot of good times in it!!!
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