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Unread 04-13-2020, 09:39 PM   #11
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Nice job on the rainy day gun Gerald
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Unread 04-14-2020, 04:54 PM   #12
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New to this site, my single post was about loads for a hammer gun I was "rehabilitating" tho "resurrecting" might be a better description, and comments began to move the thread in a restoration direction. Just now reading various posts, I ended here. If not already known by us fixer-upper types, by doing a combination of the heat method used to color metal brown, then wipe on blueing the still very warm barrels and letting it stand until the surface rust forms, you can create a great new look that doesn't shout refinish, raising the visual condition description one or two levels.

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Unread 04-14-2020, 05:11 PM   #13
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Gerald,
You had much more ambition for the old gun than I ever did. That is for sure. And it cleaned up to be presentable.
Every person that I hunted with who saw the gun always told me “you can make that think look like new, why not?” Because it would have defeated the purpose for why I bought the gun to begin with. To have a beater.
And I knew that the exterior pitting could not be cleaned up without putting more effort into it than it was worth.
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A good cleaning can do wonders for worn Parkers.
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Brian; I wanted the gun just to have something to do and it was just the ticket for that. I learn something every time I take a Parker apart. This one was harder to take apart than it was to put back together. That Oxpho blue sure turned out black and I have read that it lasts pretty well. We will see. Shot some clays today again and it shot well again like a Parker should. With a little care one could hunt it another hundred years. Gerald.
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Well Phoey Rainy Day found a new home already. I sure will miss her but I don't hunt in the rain anyway. The new owner left here grinning, He thought it was a Purdey.
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