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Unread 08-05-2020, 12:23 AM   #21
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The best idea may be to save the money, and put it towards another Parker.
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I'd add a correct pad to get you the right LOP and perhaps get the barrels rust blued and stop right there for now.
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I agree with Dean and Jim, hunt with it as is, just use a slip on butt pad. There are some nice ones out there that are buckle on leather and have multiple removable spacers in them. Gary Fatheree (The Leatherman) from the Carlisle, PA area makes. I have some of his pads for my guns and they work great.
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I agree with Dean and Jim, hunt with it as is, just use a slip on butt pad. There are some nice ones out there that are buckle on leather and have multiple removable spacers in them. Gary Fatheree (The Leatherman) from the Carlisle, PA area makes. I have some of his pads for my guns and they work great.
Agreed on the first part. I intend to shoot this nifty little gun exactly as it is.

With respect to the slip on butt pad suggestion, I wish I had know about the Leatherman suggestion, because I came to the same conclusion, and I already ordered the Gamekeeper Slip-On Recoil Pad from Galazan.

Great advice from lots of guys, which I appreciate.

This gun is perfect in its own way, and I have no doubt that it will be hell on grouse and woodcock as it is.
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Keep us posted. Post some photos. Hope it works out for you!

No two of my Parkers have the same dimensions and there is pretty wide variation too. I have learned to adjust
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You heard good advice from some of our best members.
I can only add GO SLOW !
Use a slip-on of some kind and shoot it at every chance you have. You'll learn a lot about that gun. It really looks in great condition and unmolested, both wood & metal. A Correct Pad, even w/a thin back spacer, should give you the length you may need.
Please keep us posted.
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You heard good advice from some of our best members.
I can only add GO SLOW !
Use a slip-on of some kind and shoot it at every chance you have. You'll learn a lot about that gun. It really looks in great condition and unmolested, both wood & metal. A Correct Pad, even w/a thin back spacer, should give you the length you may need.
Please keep us posted.
There has been a chorus of good advice, and I ordered a slip-on pad from Galazan last week. I love this little gun. It's way too short, but if I close my eyes and mount the gun, I am looking straight down the rib when I open them.

I am inclined to shoot it "as is" in the grouse woods this fall. It should be just the right size for picking your way through the popple.
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Good decision, good luck, and good shooting.
Keep us posted as to your hunting success with it.
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Have faith in your gun, it will always, always shoot to the same POI. Consistant Gun mount is our biggest adversary in the grouse woods.





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Be aware that adding significant length will change your mount point on the stock, thus the sightline down the rib will also change.
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