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Another GHE--Does stock engraving count
Unread 12-12-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default Another GHE--Does stock engraving count

This little 20 ga took possession of me two years ago from an Ill. estate.The family could not recall who did the carving but thought it was done in the Oregon Ill. area. I have some old Stoeger catalogs and see they also did stock carving. It is dated 1932 and the gun was made in 1929. Has anyone seen this kind of carving on any other stocks? Is the checkering in the flat near the frame by the factory or the carver?
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Unread 12-12-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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There are other examples of folk art carving on buttstocks, done with varying degrees of success. This is likethe Germanic Scheutzen ( sp?) style.

The stock cheek panel checkering looks aftermarket to me.
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It was nice wood before it was carved. Wish he (the carver) would have stuck to coo coo clocks
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Yep. But we still see things like that today with laser engraved deer, hogs, dogs, girlfriends, etc. on buttstocks.

More Parkers are damaged by people messing with them than from any other cause.
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The stock cheek panel checkering looks aftermarket to me.
I agree.
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No need to apologize for it, it's still a NICE gun.
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At least it's nicely done, and not with a hatchet like some seem to be...
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Many years ago( 50 probably) I refinished a 16 gage DH Damascus for a fellow that had a setter in raised relief on the right side of the stock. It was not inlaid and then sculpted but was carved from the stock when it was shaped. I always assumed that it was a special order gun, was this possible? Happy New Year. Lee. (I'd post a smiley or something but haven't been able to figure out how to do it.)
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It was possible to order a gun from Stoeger's with "wood carving on rifle stocks". This is from their catalog No. 29 on page 15. Animals were $20. The Parkers were listed on pages 154 and 155. I don't see why they would not carve them as well when requested. I think catalog 29 is a 1937. My GHE was priced at $134.
Since my carving is dated 1932 I think it was done in the field. My hope was it would be a famous decoy carver someone would recognize. Not to date anyway.
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Lee hit the go advanced square and they will show up. that fellow was handy with a chisel though.
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