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Unread 11-23-2020, 10:33 AM   #1
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Is the Parker serialization book worth buying? I have all the other books on Parker Shotguns and does this book offer any more insight that the others don't?
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If you are seriously into Parkers, without question. It lets you confirm originality of gun characteristics. But note that not all guns are in the listing, because it originated from the order books, and there are a few that are missing. I have two of the serialization books, so I don't have to chase it between floors!
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The Serialization book at around $40 is most definitely worth having and it will become your go-to reference book on individual Parkers. Keep in mind though, there are some errors in it due mostly to typos on the part of those who transcribed the several millions of keystrokes in doing this huge project.





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The Serialization Book is based primarily on the stock books with the exception of grades D and higher which were missing in the stock books but were found in the order books after the order books were examined. Those D grades and above were then added to the Serialization Book
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Lot's of information in the SB beyond serial numbers. You'll learn way more from the SB than you will from a $40 Parker.
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Lot's of information in the SB beyond serial numbers. You'll learn way more from the SB than you will from a $40 Parker.
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I think you will enjoy it and I think it really is a must have even if a particular gun you looking up isn't listed from time to time. I have 2 copies...that way I can always get to it.
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had passed up getting one of these. wasn't sure of it's use to me. after reading these threads i had mrs clause locate one of 2 copies avail on amazon. will be under the tree waiting for me. cant wait to peruse it. thanks to all for the good advice nudging me towards this. matt k
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Chuck, seems you are confused by my comment that says in so many words that the Serialization Book is well worth the price for its informative content.
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Thanks for the replies! Found one on ebay for $35.00 and it should be here next week. Hope both of my Parkers are listed.
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