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Unread 01-10-2019, 11:08 AM   #31
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I've been throwing my Grade 2 up a few times and it felt abnormally good , so I just measured the drop . The comb is 1 3/4" and the heel is 2" . Correct me if I'm wrong but that's not normal for a field gun made in 1884 unless it was special ordered . If it were on a 2 or 3 frame I might speculate pigeon gun , but this things on a 1 frame .
Craig I assume we are speaking of a 12 gauge ? Also how's it configured including barrel length ?
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Very high dimensions for the period - likely to be ordered that way.





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Very high dimensions for the period - likely to be ordered that way.
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I just ordered a letter for it and the lifter 10 I got before Xmas !

I "thought" I needed to replace the part that holds the lever back when the guns open , but I spent a bit of time using brake cleaner and a very small pick . Now the lever stays back as it's supposed to .

The other Grade 2 12 is supposed to arrive tomorrow (Friday) and the Grade 0 12 I would hope will arrive next week some time . If they intrest me like this old beat up Grade 2 I'll pay the "letter tax" for them LOL's .
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I got a letter on my recent 4 frame and it was ordered by Carlos Gove, famous gun maker from Colorado. Was apparently the only Parker he ordered so probably his personal gun.
That most recent 4 frame really should migrate north to the Old Dominion , the central part to be more exact

At the least it oughtta make the spring trip to Sanford NC !
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Craig I assume we are speaking of a 12 gauge ? Also how's it configured including barrel length ?
12 gauge 30 inch Damascus . I originally stated the gun was a 2 frame and that's what I thought it was until it arrived Tuesday but it turned out to be a 1 frame .
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12 gauge 30 inch Damascus . I originally stated the gun was a 2 frame and that's what I thought it was until it arrived Tuesday but it turned out to be a 1 frame .
Personally I would consider that frame size to be a positive surprise, sounds like you do as well. I'm with you on the fact that it is not a Pigeon configuration
and Dean as well on the special ordered dimensions.
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I have letters on all of my guns where info is available and I have all letters organized in a PGCA binder. Worth every penny. It is like being able to admire your guns without getting them all out of the safe.
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I have a one frame on the way as we speak. Stay tuned . . . .
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Once again the USPS screwed me . The other Grade 2 was supposed to be here Friday and going by their tracking system its not arrived in Richmond yet much less Orange . Now if it had a long distance to travel Id be more understanding but Aberdeen MD to Orange VA is about 160 miles . The USPS has had the damn thing for five days and it was sent Priority no less .
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USPS priority is the absolute slowest means of shipping in the country. There's folks that swear by it because it's registered and every step is signed for as I understand it. Personally I despise shipping via USPS. Way to slow for my liking.
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