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Unread 09-22-2019, 07:22 PM   #31
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Can’t wait to see her completely restored.
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Unread 09-22-2019, 08:19 PM   #32
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It's going to need a engraver to bring back the luster. You are one lucky guy to come across that gun. Ken
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Dan Cullity in E.Sandwich, MA can do the re-engraving. I have seen a worse AAHE that he did and his work was phenomenal!






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I am constantly amazed at what people do to their guns. I have seen quite a bit... but this one might take the cake to date. What was done to the barrels is what I refer to.

You are fortunate to have a Parker of that grade in your possession. Hopefully the barrels are salvageable and in decent condition apart from the plating. That would justify further work on the gun. All else can be fixed/replaced one way or another. It would not be cheap by any means, but the grade would justify it.
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An interesting observation that I see is that the gun was converted from extractors to ejectors at some point by the factory.

The gun dates to 1900. About 2 years before ejectors were available, but the barrels are not fitted with the bolt bite wear plate, but suggests the return to the factory was before 1910, and possibly before 1905.

A letter may reveal some interesting information on its history.
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Right, the stop screw in the bottom of the lug is filled over.

I've had two Damascus barreled 16 gauge GH guns that went back to Parker Bros a decade or more after manufacture to change to ejectors.

And notice that all the screws are perfect or near perfect.






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Thanks for all of the knowledge and guidance, I will surely be looking into getting it into a better state. First cleaning, removing nickle, replating or replacing triggers, and having the barrel refinished and the engraving done on the barrel is the first on the list. Also stripping the stock of the coating and really seeing if we can repair the stock better without the plates. But that repair definitely tells a story I am sure. The fellow i am going to see near me is very experience and aware of the state it is in and I think he is just as excited to get it back to its luster days. I prob haven't been this excited about a gun since i built my 50 ae AR lol!! Its a nasty little toy...
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I am so tired. After two of my posts stating that I own an "A" stamped AAH, Edgar continues to state that hammerless AA grade guns are always stamped AA on the water table, apparently disputing my two posts as untrue. I have been through this kind of BS before on this site, being told I was not telling the truth about a gun that was in my hands as I posted. Thanks to Bill Mullins, I am no longer a liar. Edgar, get this straight. There are a bunch of AAH guns that are marked A on the water table. Again, end of story. This is a wonderful gun and I wish I owned it so I could give it my version of a restoration. Thanks again to my friend Bill Mullins. I can't wait for that PGCA letter.
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I'm not disputing what you're saying, Bill. I just don't understand what a 6 is doing on a grade 7 gun. The AAH came out in 1892, but the subject gun was made in 1900.
No question about the lack of reliable information in the 'book', but if the 'book says it's grade 6, and the gun is marked 6, is the gun a grade 6, or a grade 7 gun which was sold for a grade 6 price?
I am also anxious to see the photographs.
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Ah! This whole thing has gotten me turned around. I guess if it says 7, and Dean feels it is, and given the book is often inaccurate, Id say its safe to assume it is a 7.
If it were imine, Id be looking to have that nickel removed.
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My reference to Dean was his post after having had pictures in hand.

The only reference to the characters stamped on the water table that I can find in TPS is in the right column on page 334; "The water table of the AA grade guns will also show the number "7," and on hammerless guns, the "AAH" stamp."
This was the info I've seen in TPS, NO Where did I say, or imply that Grade 7 guns were ONLY marked AAH

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I am so tired. After two of my posts stating that I own an "A" stamped AAH, Edgar continues to state that hammerless AA grade guns are always stamped AA on the water table, apparently disputing my two posts as untrue. I have been through this kind of BS before on this site, being told I was not telling the truth about a gun that was in my hands as I posted. Thanks to Bill Mullins, I am no longer a liar. Edgar, get this straight. There are a bunch of AAH guns that are marked A on the water table. Again, end of story. This is a wonderful gun and I wish I owned it so I could give it my version of a restoration. Thanks again to my friend Bill Mullins. I can't wait for that PGCA letter.
Oh My God, Bill. You've completely gone off the rails. At the very least it appears you've forgotten to take your medication.

Where The heck do you see ANYwhere in this thread, where I called you a LIAR, Bill. In fact, Bill I Stated that I WAS NOT disputing you.
Your relentless accusations that everyone is arguing with you really is getting long in the tooth Bill. Go take a chill pill and reread the whole thread, and if you find ONE tiny inference of me, or anyone else calling you a liar, PM me.
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I was unhappy, but accepting of your posts, Edgar, until you cited the TPS reference without citing my reference to the contrary. I would like you to tell both sides of the story. I would repost your TPS reference and also mention that Bill Murphy has an A marked AAH in his hands, which you didn't do. You also didn't cite Mr. Mullins' reference in TPS about the A stamped AA in that work, which you did not find in your incomplete search. I am an admitted curmudgeon and not about to change.
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