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Unread 03-24-2021, 08:46 PM   #21
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Charlie, thanks. I was wondering if I could run a bronze brush through it, and whether to use Hoppes or similar with it. Will try it. BTW, good last name
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Thanks, Mike. Maggie Valley is a beautiful area. When I was a kid, I went to Camp Hemlock around there. I learned to ski at Cataloochee.

Not sure if I will be free to travel up there any time soon, but if the opportunity develops, I will try to check with you. Not sure how to use the PM, but I guess I can learn.

If there is anyone in the Metro Atlanta area, I get down there fairly often.
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Charlie, I ran a bronze brush with solvent through one barrel with a drill 3-4 times. Still pretty dirty looking. May be too pitted. I am guessing that I need a top quality gunsmith with proper equipment to really make that call.

Thanks for the advice.
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There are several folks all around Georgia and Western North Carolina that will be happy to help you be advised of a reasonable choice. I live in Maggie Valley, NC and will be glad to help you evaluate the Parker. You should also join our organization as you may have the beginnings of Parkeritis. Itís a wonderful disease.

Just be advised that "Perkeritis" is incurable.
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Take your gun on a trip to the Southern Side by Side in April in Sanford, NC. PGCA has a booth manned by Parker experts and many other experts will be on site. The Southern is the best side by side shotgun event within a thousand miles of your home. U, as listed in the Serialization Book, is a "type" of gun, an underlifter. In grades, a U denotes a grade within the 0 or zero quality realm. The "U", describing an underlifter is not a stamp on a gun in my experience.
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Thanks! Unfortunately, my family has other plans for me that weekend. I will keep it in mind, if that changes.

That being the case, I saw recommendations on this forum for Bill Schwarz in Ellijay, GA. That is only an hour away from me, reasonable to drive for an evaluation. Does anyone know if he is still working or have many here had experience with him?
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John; Bill is a very good Parker smith. 706 296 7688
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John check your pm.
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Bill has done work for me in the past and is a talented Smith and well versed in Parkers
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Thanks for the recommendations. I have talked to Bill, who was very courteous. I plan to take the gun to him for evaluation as soon as my work schedule allows (he does not work weekends, and does not do computers).
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