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Unread 04-13-2021, 03:21 PM   #31
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BTW, the number above is a typo. The correct number for Bill: 706-276-7668.

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Was it a waste of time? Hell No! Successful Restore!
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First, I want to thank all of you who responded to my initial post. AND, I especially want to thank those who referred me to Bill Schwarz as an excellent restoring gunsmith.

In my initial post, I questioned whether trying to restore the gun was a waste of time. I got some good guidance from this group.

Today, I picked up the gun from Bill. I had no idea what kind of restoration awaited me. It was beyond my best expectations! It could not have been the same gun!

It is beautiful, and he proofed it with RTS shells, so I can shoot it—-if RTS and their peers ever get back into production from supply chain problems.

There are some “before” photos earlier in this thread. I will post some “after” photos shortly.

Meanwhile, I cannot recommend Bill Schwarz any more highly. Thanks again to those who connected me to him.
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Just to give a one quick comparison “before” being brought back from the dead:

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John, what a transformation, and a testimony to the abilities of Bill. Thanks so much for sharing the results with us. This will likely cause a backlog at Bill's, after all the Parker guys see these results.
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Now that is very cool! I hope you join PGCA as you clearly have the interest. I know you feel a lot of pride in rescuing that old gun
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Beautiful restoration or shall I say resurrection.
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looking real good now go shoot her.....charlie
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"looking real good now go shoot her.....charlie"

Charlie, I plan to WHEN I can get low pressure loads. RST, and everybody else seems to be out of stock--supply chain.... Not sure when I, or anyone else will get some.

I welcome any leads to sources.
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Now, that is absolutely beyond incredible. Who would have guessed it would come out THAT gorgeous! I didn't think there was a chance in hell that you'd get anyone to restore it. Bravo for persevering and going the extra 50mi on that one!! This gun will most certainly reset the standard of whether someone will get what seems like a total wreck of a gun restored or not. You are my hero John!! Had I spent the money to restore that gun I wouldn't regret it for even one micro-second!
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