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Unread 02-03-2015, 11:07 AM   #21
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No way to know Brad, but a "few" have been reported. Whatever that means.

This gun was purchased at the Las Vegas arms show.

I see it as an interesting exercise in gunsmithing craftsmanship and a "what if" look if Parker had commercially produced sidelock hammerless guns.
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Unread 02-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #22
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Unread 02-03-2015, 02:27 PM   #23
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Bruce I am a little surprised that Parker did not offer this design during the transition period, Hammer Sidelock to sidelock to box lock. I guess that Lefever filled that niche. H&R never got up to production speed to compete with Parker.
One more area of study if they had.

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The safety button on that Parker is from a Lefever.
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Unread 02-04-2015, 08:29 AM   #25
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I have located another of these conversions with a PGCA letter from Ron Kerby indicating the conversion was done by Parker. The ser # of this gun is 2625. The current owner has read the letter to me and I will try and obtain a copy.The gun is for sale and one of our members, a good friend, is interested. More to follow. The current owner believes Parker has Lefever do the work?
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Unread 02-04-2015, 10:29 AM   #26
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Interesting relocation of the plunger lock-screw I hadn't noticed before.
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Unread 02-04-2015, 11:39 AM   #28
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I can appreciate the engineering that went into these conversions, but I wish they used low grade hammer guns, instead of spoiling beautiful grade 3 hammer guns. Maybe it's just me.
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Depending on who made them, maybe they didn't "spoil" anything. If these are Parker efforts - or perhaps even test prototypes - they were possibly made up in the shop with bits on hand. Thus, no existing guns were sacrificed. Even if they were, it was a "cost of doing business" for Parker.

It will be interesting to see what the "letter" has to say...
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It would be interesting to see the date of the first of these conversions in comparison to the date of the first hammerless Parkers.
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