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Unread 02-18-2021, 07:44 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Iím picking up my first Parker soon a 12 gauge VHE and there is a stock crack behind the safety about 1/4Ē to 1/2Ē long. Iím wondering if anyone could shed some light on how much of an undertaking ,financial and physical, it would be to have it repaired such that you couldnít tell it was there. Recommendations on a person to send it to is also appreciated.


Also would be interested in opinions on leaving it as it is. I shoot less than 10 shells a year through it and Iím a mild stickler for originality.
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Hi Dylan:
Try member Brian Dudley. Looks minor from here and I would guess it could be made to disappear.
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And there may be absolutely nothing wrong at all...

Except your safety button is installed backwards.
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And there may be absolutely nothing wrong at all...

Except your safety button is installed backwards.
Now that is bizarre......what do you make of that?
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Now that is bizarre......what do you make of that?


Someone took it apart and put it back together the wrong way.
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Someone took it apart and put it back together the wrong way.
Do you think it would still work even if itís on backwards? I guess that a lesson learned for me there.
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Someone took it apart and put it back together the wrong way.
I will reach out when I have had a better chance to examine it if I want to repair anything. Thank you
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Cracks in that location aren't uncommon, more so on single trigger guns, as there is less wood. I would recommend that you fix it because you never know when you might bump it sideways and then have a split stock. Repairs are almost always stronger than the original stock.
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Splits behind the top tang can be indicative of the frame moving on recoil. Not always but usually. Slight rearward movement of the frame causes the tang to work like a wedge forcing the grain apart. B. Dudley can tell you if it is frame to stock gap and if this needs to be repaired. Splits do not get better with use.
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