Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Parker Forums Parker Single Barrel Trap Shotguns

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 08-17-2015, 04:57 PM   #31
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Invincible
Life Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 26,956
Thanks: 25,782
Thanked 24,267 Times in 9,579 Posts

Default

Yup, words of a true trap shooter... "Must be the gun - can't be me." .....




.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 08-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #32
Member
Pa SxS
Research Chairman
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Chuck Bishop's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 968
Thanked 3,733 Times in 1,125 Posts

Default

Frank, the only way your going to figure out where the gun shoots is to pattern it. You say you have a high average with your Beretta so pattern your Beretta and adjust the Parker to match the POI. Or, if you can, go to your trap club, lock the trap on straight away and shoot from post 3. Adjust your comb height till you are centering the target. You didn't say what the dimensions of the comb/heel was. From the looks of the stock, the dimensions look low.
Chuck Bishop is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Chuck Bishop For Your Post:
Unread 03-01-2021, 06:36 AM   #33
Member
John Davis
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
John Davis's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 2,948 Times in 627 Posts

Default

While searching the forum I ran across this old thread. It began in 2013 and ended in 2015. Frank had come upon this old SB and was trying to make it work for him. It had a number of issues, but mainly as a trap shooter he needed it to shoot higher. Seems it was at 40/60 and of course he needed something like 60/40 or preferably higher. The thread seems to end in discouragement.

During this time frame, I had no interest in SBT's and never saw the discussion. Wouldn't have cared if I had. Fast forward to 2018 and I've started my journey into trap shooting. Had joined the crowed over on Trapshooters.com and was posting about shooting old SBT's. Frank saw some of my posts and reached out. He told me he had a Parker SB with some issues and one was he couldn't ever seem to figure her out on the trap field. He sent me some pictures and offered it to me. I bought the gun and the old girl found a new home. I got Brian Dudley to fix the stock and I removed the front bead entirely. I've been shooting singles with her ever since and she's my go to gun. For me, the gun shoots 80/20 and hits about 96% of the singles targets. It's also the gun featured on the cover page of the Parker Pages issue which contains my article "The ABC's of Parker SBT's."

The point is, it's funny how things work out and how much difference the fit of a gun can make.
__________________
"Life is short and you're dead an awful long time." Destry L. Hoffard
John Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to John Davis For Your Post:
Unread 03-01-2021, 07:26 AM   #34
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Invincible
Life Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 26,956
Thanks: 25,782
Thanked 24,267 Times in 9,579 Posts

Default

Thanks for the history on your SB John.

These things happen sometimes. We’re lucky when they happen to us and we’re able to make things in our favor. I’ve been very lucky to have bought three rare Parkers under strange circumstances similar to yours.






.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me,
a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2021, 09:00 AM   #35
Member
John Davis
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
John Davis's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 2,948 Times in 627 Posts

Default

I will be forever greatful to Frank.
__________________
"Life is short and you're dead an awful long time." Destry L. Hoffard
John Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2021, 12:56 PM   #36
Member
John Davis
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
John Davis's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 2,948 Times in 627 Posts

Default

Jeff Kuss texted me and asked if I was still shooting the release trigger. The answer is no. I had Brian convert it back to a pull.
__________________
"Life is short and you're dead an awful long time." Destry L. Hoffard
John Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-01-2021, 01:18 PM   #37
Member
JAMES HALL
PGCA Lifetime
Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 163
Thanks: 514
Thanked 478 Times in 97 Posts

Default

I to can be grateful if it allowed me to get the 34" one from John.
JAMES HALL is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JAMES HALL For Your Post:
Unread 03-01-2021, 03:04 PM   #38
Member
John Davis
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
John Davis's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,045
Thanks: 1,380
Thanked 2,948 Times in 627 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAMES HALL View Post
I to can be grateful if it allowed me to get the 34" one from John.
Just family swapping guns around.
__________________
"Life is short and you're dead an awful long time." Destry L. Hoffard
John Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to John Davis For Your Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2021, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.