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Unread 05-14-2012, 08:20 PM   #21
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I am sure some of these changes were done as a cost savings but I'm beginning to believe many of these suble differences we see in frame sculpting early or late guns along with barrel swamping and even differences in trap forends all lead up to getting a gun to a specified weight or to get the balance point were it needed to be.
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Unread 05-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #22
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This is a 1 1/2 frame 215929 1926
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@Kevin McCormick. When you wrote the piece on RPR did you get to meet him?
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@Kevin McCormick. When you wrote the piece on RPR did you get to meet him?
I thought that's what the article said. I just read it the other night for the first time coincidentally.
Mr. Runge was unflattering about the conditions at PB in Meriden as i recall. They were very cheap in their dire financial condition. People tripped on badly patched floors, etc.
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Ms. Runge, Mr. McCormack is a close friend. He, in fact, met Robert Runge on many visits to the DelGrego shop. I never met Mr. Runge, but I have been friends with the DelGregos since 1972. If you would like to contact Mr. McCormack, email me at wilmrph@verizon.net and I will put you in touch.
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OK folks, here is a repeat of SN 241,600, the 20ga G ( third photo), and another of my SN 241, 601, the last C in the Serialization Book and a gun sold in 1939( first photo). See what you think about the frame sculpting.

For Sarah Runge, the engraving on the C floor plate, though unsigned, has been attributed without hesitation to your grandfather by several people that I regard as knowledgeable. Runge dogs were distinctive. The G looks to me like it could be Runge engraving but I am not prepared to say that it is, as these lower grade guns like G's were often done by engraving staff rather than the master engraver.

The second photo is of a 1910 C 16ga, and you can see the frame sculpting does not extend as far to the trigger plate as it does in the 1939 gun.

Back from Boy Scout camp after a session watching over several archery departments serving about 1000 boys. What fun even though it was over 100 degrees every day.
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Bruce, the engraving style on the floor plate of the G you show appears to have been done by the same hand that engraved VH to GH Runge/DelGrego upgrades I have seen.

I almost bought a 20 gauge Runge/DelGrego upgrade "skeet gun" a few years ago for $2400... I should have done it. It eventually sold for over $7k less than a year after I had the chance to buy it.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #29
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how do you know who the engraver was ?

this is my 0 frame20 # 217442

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pic didn't attach...will add later, when i figure it out.........


& there it is now........
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There were a few Parker engravers who's work is usually identifiable but most are not so easy to identify. Parker engravers were not allowed to sign their and it is extremely rare to find a gun with initials or a name engraved in an obscure spot.
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