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Unread 01-02-2017, 09:07 AM   #71
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I grew up shooting my grandfather's and my Dad's 16 ga. VH on grouse, woodcock and pheasants here in Massachusetts and just outside of Boston when there was no shortage of native birds. My uncles all shot Parkers, albeit high grades than the VH I was shooting. My brother and I were told constantly by my Dad and two uncles that Parkers were the best American made doubles by far. But this is as far as my knowledge went. They were great guns and you didn't need to shoot any other gun. Until I joined the PGCA, I never realized or even gave it a thought hat there was so much history and information to be learned about the Parker (or as we say here in New England, 'Parka'.) PGCA events such as the one we just had at Major Waldron's have allowed me another vehicle to not only make new friends and acquaintances but increase my knowledge of these fine old guns. I come away from these events and forums reflecting on how little I know and how far I must go to gain an increase in my knowledge base on Parkers. I most appreciate the times at these events when I can inquire and more than that just listen to the gents who know so much more about Parkers, their manufacture et al, So, I say, let's continue these events and bring in more youth to the PGCA community so we can insure these guns continue to be appreciated and treasured for years to come. They are indeed a part of America's history and sporting culture. Thanks again for yesterday's event at Major Waldron's. And thanks to the club for hosting us. Oh and I apologize for the length of this post. I'm just in a sentimental mood right now and felt the emotional urge to communicate with you all.
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Most eloquently put, Allen. I wish a broader strata of our current crop of 'experts' had a similar degree of sensitivity, understanding and humility regarding knowledge of The Parker Gun. Happy New Year!
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Where are all the pictures I love looking at? It is too long of a drive for me but I live it though you guys. Frank
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Where are all the pictures I love looking at? It is too long of a drive for me but I live it though you guys. Frank
Frank- there is another thread on this shoot and the pictures are there.
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