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Unread 12-08-2018, 02:49 PM   #1
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The Jan/Feb 2019 issue of SHOOTING SPORTSMAN magazine includes a feature article written by David Trevallion entitled "The Parker Reproduction Story". Trevallion writes: "Parker Reproduction guns were in every respect equal - if not superior - to the originals." He has dedicated this article to the memories of Michael McIntosh and Larry Baer.

If you're a fan of Parkers and Parker Reproductions you're likely to get a warm feeling from reading the article.
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Great article on the inception and history of the Parker Reproduction by one of the Masters in the gun world.... David Trevallion! Thanks David. 😊

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Look forward to seeing that.
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Great article. Very informative on the story.
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It's nice to see the article. I don't think DT brought any new information on the repro, but the article summarizes the repro very nicely.

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I certainly hope a copy of this article will find a home in the Parker paper section of the archives.
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I certainly hope a copy of this article will find a home in the Parker paper section of the archives.
I will be seeing Dave in the very near term, I'll ask for permission to do just that.
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I think I may have shared this information in an earlier post some months back but will mention again in case someone missed it. When I was interviewing Jack Skeuse in the mid 1990ís for The Parker Story section on Reproductions he indicated when they lost their production at the soon to be closed Olin-Kodensha factory they began to search for another manufacturer in Europe that would & could build their gun to the same high quality that was done in Japan. They talked to several but found only one that met their standards and was willing to make it. ( As I recall it was in Italy ). The problem was they would have to ask a retail price of approximately ten thousand dollars for it after manufacturing and production costs. Realizing this was not feasible considering that their previously made DHE grade gun was in the three thousand dollar range.

This merely illustrates the measure of high quality of the Japanese Olin-Kodensha made Parker Reproductions. Tom Skeuse (and family) demanded and expected nothing less! 😊
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. . . and if you take that $10,000.00 that a Parker Reproduction DHE would have to have retailed for back in 1989 and plug that number into an inflation calculator, a Parker Reproduction DHE would retail for $20,393.95 today! This makes the currently available Repros in today's marketplace look like screaming bargains, eh?
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