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Unread 11-02-2013, 06:34 AM   #1
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Hi.
Hope what I write makes sense.

On my DHE is a plate in the butt, with some initials, I need help to decipher them.

It is a 20 gauge without safty, sold in Fresno CA in 1917.
There is an old thread about its history.

I have not been able to get the story of how the gun ended up in Denmark.
I have written to city town historic archive in Fresno, they told that back in 1900 there were a large number of Scandinavians in Fresno.
Therefore, if I could decipher initials, I might get on the way.

I just bought a new camera and dabbled with it.

Hope sombody i able to decipher it.

Best regards Mikael Kjaer
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:31 AM   #2
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Hello Mikael and Welcome to the Parker Gun Collectors Association.

You need to contact our Parker Researcher Chuck Bishop to order a PGCA Research Letter on your Parker. You will need to supply him with the gun's serial number and send him payment of $100 USD or join the PGCA for $40 and then a research letter will cost you only $40 additional, thereby saving you $20.
The research letter will likely tell you who the gun was ordered by and it may very well be the same person who's initials are on that silver oval in the stock.

Please let us know the results of your efforts. It appears to be a very interesting Parker and if it sports thirty-inch or longer barrels there are collectors who value such a gun very highly. What condition is the gun in? Can you show us more pictures please?

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Hi Dean

Thanks for the reply.
I have the PGCA Research Letter, the gun i sold from Lewalt and shleuters hardware store in Fresno CA. But there is no name of the end user.

I hope to find out who has used the gun and perhabs how it ended in Denmark.

In my first thread i placed a copy of the PGCA letter.

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Link to my first thread

http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthr...t=mikael_kjaer
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What is the title of your first thread so that we may look at it again.

The engraving on the emblem appears to be original Parker Bros. factory work, but of course, it may not be.

There's got to be more information somewhere - I can't believe this is a dead end.

Fresno is at the edge of a huge agricultural area in California and probably loaded with upland game and waterfowl in those days.
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The title was "Help with id"
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Thanks, I clicked on the link you provided and read it all over again.

Very interesting... there's got to be more to it.
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Reading from left to right it appears the initials are G, T, C. The larger script T in the middle is usually the first letter of the last name . . . so my guess is the person's initials that had them engraved into your gun are GCT.
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I read it as an L, F, C making the person's initials L.C.F., but I wouldn't bet a fiver on that!! Those designs either side of the date are often said to be associated with engraver Joe Loy when found on Remington or Ithaca doubles.
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Here's a stretch.... Maybe 4 letters
LGTC.... Something Gun & Trap Club ?

Or maybe not.....

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