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Old 11-22-2018, 09:06 PM   #1
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Hi!
Several questions about my Damascus Parker shotguns in GH (1922) top photo and DH (1894) bottom photo.
1. Please identify the type of Damascus used in each set of barrels.
2. The GH barrels are not as bright as the DH- what can cause this?
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Old 11-23-2018, 10:14 AM   #2
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GH is Parker D3 3 Iron "Oxford"
DH is Parker D4 4 Iron "Turkish"
Lots of information here Jim
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...YvzD18i3c/edit

re: coloring is dependent on the source/composition of the steel, technique, and a little witchcraft
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...g51u_SnEM/edit


Parker D3 Oxford refinished by Channing Will.
Two wavy zipper welds within the straight ribband edge welds OR viewed another way, 2 full scrolls between 1/2 scrolls



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Thanks very much Drew.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:11 PM   #4
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I never get tired of admiring Damascus barrels
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I agree with Mills. They are beautiful pieces of the gunmakers art. Those bbls have character that is lacking in the look of fluid steel. Kind of how I always liked curvy dames too!!! More character. ;-)
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What style of Damascus was used in Parker guns such as BH listed as Extra Fine Damascus?
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Mostly the same 6 Iron "Turkish" as AH, with the flats marked 'DD'.
This 1896 BH courtesy of E. Robert Fabian

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