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Unread 06-29-2020, 09:26 AM   #11
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Funny you mention that...

I was going through my stuff and actually found that I had a new old stock small cap also. I forget what I have sometimes.
I did send that one off with the old style cap to have a mold made.
The molds are made as of now and I wilL be having some made up for my inventory soon.
Super. Please let us know when they are available. Happy Monday
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Just looking at the grip caps on my guns and noticed that the small size has a period or comma after MERIDEN but the large size doesn't?!?

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The reproduced DHBP's that I have tried (3) are slightly under sized with the hole spacing a little short. These are no. 1 size. Two are made from the same mold and were not good examples to be using for that purpose as they have the same defects, small chips and the sides are not right. It would be nice if we had a source for better made ones. I had rather fit the plate to the stock than fit the stock to the plate. If someone had a good example to use to make a mold would it ruin it to use it?
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Just looking at the grip caps on my guns and noticed that the small size has a period or comma after MERIDEN but the large size doesn't?!?

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The one on my 00-frame VHE appears to have a period there where it should be a comma.

Parker Bros. were always very good at proper punctuation in their roll stamps for rib legends and elsewhere if punctuation was expected for proper English.


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Another real trivia grip cap item. Did they make a small size PARKER / ILION, N.Y. grip cap? In another thread about 20-gauge 241779 I noticed it has a PARKER BROS. / MERIDEN. CONN. grip cap.
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I believe they did for the smallbore guns.
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One of our highly esteemed PGCA Members has a Remington era Parker .410 Skeet gun with a Parker Bros. Meriden, Conn. grip cap.





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That would be odd in more ways than one. Weren't most 410 guns half (uncapped) pistol grips?
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That would be odd in more ways than one. Weren't most 410 guns half (uncapped) pistol grips?
A great many were but an optioned Skeet gun would have been an an exception.

I saw another Skeet configured .410 at the Kittery Trading Post in Maine about 15 years ago that also had the Meriden grip cap.






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Here are the results of all this.

Reproductions of factory new quality. All with wide flanges so they are guaranteed to fit/fitted on any original stock. They are double molded with locator pin holes on the underside.

All three meriden styles are pictured. Early, late and late small size.

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