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Old 07-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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I was under the impression that V grades all had the butt plate spur inlet into the stock. But I recently acquired this 1928 production 16 gauge VHE and, as you can see, it wears a dogs head butt plate with no spur. My first assumption was that the stock must have been cut in front of the spur inlet, the spur ground off, and the butt plate refitted to the shortened stock...but it measures exactly 14.25 inches from the front trigger. It appears in all other respects to be the original V grade stock, with the expected inlaid gold shield.

Did some Parker V grades leave the factory without a spur on the butt plate?
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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to save labor and keep price down later in production, not sure what year it started. people here should have an answer soon.
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It was in the twenties Scott, but not sure of the exact year. Same holds for all Parker grades with the DHBP but those with skeleton butt plates, of course, were immune to that cost-saving measure.
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Is one screw flat and the other round? If so I have one that way.
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Nope. They are both domed, but the top screw head is damaged and corroded.
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