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Old 08-10-2017, 10:07 AM   #1
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I am negotiating to buy Parker SBT s/n 237939. What bothers me is the barrel measures a bit over 32 inches and the choke measures between F and IM. Is there a way I can find out if the barrel was originally 34 inches before I commit?

It is listed as an SC grade. I don't have any pictures at present.

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The barrels are 32". Can't tell you about the choke, usually a SBT has somewhere between .035 and .045 restriction. Do you know the actual restriction?
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Serialization Book has it as 32" barrels.
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Choke is determined by the actual constriction between bore and muzzle. If the bore is at all oversized, a drop in choke gauge is useless.
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Thanks to all. Very helpful. I will be buying it and requesting a letter.

I will post some photos. It is in very good condition.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of SBTs. Shoot it, don't hide it in a safe. They are addictive. They eat lots of ammo. Feed it and it will grow on you. Have fun and enjoy your SBT.
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Thanks Jeff,

I shoot all my old shotguns. Most of them shoot great and I enjoy it. I used a Lefever nitro special at sporting clays last week. Good fun.

Back to the Parker SBT, in the store using a drop in gage, the chamber measured short of 2 3/4 inches. It looked about 2 5/8 as many of the Parkers I have seen do measure. Will I have to use 2 1/2 inch shells in it? Seems strange for a trap gun.
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Perfectly OK to shoot any modern 12ga. shell in this gun.
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Well I bought s/n 237939 and couldn't be happier.

Reading through other threads I figured out some of the markings but not all. Clearly it is a SC Grade 4 with a 3 lb 5 oz barrel. Any ideas about the A and the small W?

It appears to be in very nice original condition but the recoil pad has been replaced with a Pachmayr. If someone knows what recoil pad shoule be on a 1935/1936 SBT I may have it changed.

The case color is great and it locks up "like a bank vault". There is no mid rib bead but I don't think that will bother my shooting.

Looking forward to shooting it Sunday.

Please excuse my poor photography.

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lovely gun you have a very nice gun...charlie
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