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Unread 08-30-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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After being on the forum for at least a couple years, I have finally joined up. I recent received my new membership package and thanks to the Parker Group for that.
I currently do not own a Parker but that may change again. I have owned three in the past and only regret selling the 2nd one. Made money on the other two but not enough to purchase a shooter quality 16 Gauge for upland hunting. I currently am making do with a Belgian 16, and a Fox Sterlingworth 16 and I also use a Lefever 12 Gauge with RST light loads. Plus I have too many pumps, 20,16,12 Winchester model 12s, Ithaca Model 37 20 Guage and my very early SKB 20 Guage O/U. I love to hunt Ruffed Grouse, Turkey, and Whitetail. Will see what more I can do while I can.
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Welcome Mike!

A Parker 16 is strong medicine on both grouse and turkeys, depending of course on choke.

Hope you find one soon.





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Mike where in Michigan are you located?
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Like Rich said where in MI and don't worry about the Parker problem we can help you thin out some of those pumps and autos to pay for the first (of many) Parker 16.
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I'm in Hudsonville MI, just SW of Grand Rapids, have a lot of memories in some of those Winchester pumps, I'll be at the Grand Rapids gun show this coming Saturday, will be trying to sell a nice Browning Sweet Sixteen to help the cause. If I had to only have three guns, a shotgun, a rifle, and a .22 rifle I would have to keep my Win 16 Model 12, a Model 94 made in 1908 with 26" Barrel, tang peep sight, and a 1950's Model 39 Marlin Lever action. All three of my Parkers from the past were 12 Guage 2 frame guns. The middle one was a keeper that I should have kept. Story of my life. I worked in a GM Plant in Wyoming MI on Salary and bought more guns out of trunks of cars in the parking lot after shifts, I have never bought a firearm to collect, always to shoot and use as intended.
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Everyone needs a 16ga M12, the standard by which all pump guns shall be judged and found wanting.
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At one time I had a bunch of M12's and a few M42"s. I regret selling a nice 20ga skeet gun and a M42 solid rib skeet. Life lessons I guess
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My first shotgun was a mint 20ga Mod12 that we paid $45 for in about 1965. Unfortunately it was stolen out of the back seat of my car as it sat in our driveway.
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Mike,
Welcome to this forum, I joined last year and I am glad I did, there is so much valuable info in here and helpful members. I am up in Kalkaska, if your up this way, stop in at kalkaska glass and say hello.
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