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Unread 04-21-2022, 01:29 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by todd allen View Post
That's a nice early Lifter. You'll note that there is no radius at the juncture of where the standing breech meets the water table. Not a huge deal as long as you stick with light loads, but that is a weak spot on the really early guns.
I have one of the early guns (1874) and shoot it just fine, but I am mindful of what I run through it.
Great gun! Enjoy!
Thanks, I will use the proper light loads if that time comes. Right now, I just happy to have this remarkable gun in this condition from 1877. My plan is to keep it looking this good. I was worried more about the stock cracking.
I've shot my wad, but my powder is still burning, and my lead is still flying.
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My first Parker was made in 1878 and like yours, is in very good original condition. Once I got the gun in hand I wanted to learn all I could about it. Like you, I found this website and discovered a whole world I never knew existed. So I paid $40 and dove in. Turned out to be the best $40 I have ever spent. You should join us. You never know where it might take you.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Mercer View Post
When you say lock are your talking about buying the whole metal side and the parts?
They appear pretty regularly there and on Gunbroker. They are generally the entire lock, left or right. You generally won't see the tiny individual parts. Some people want a ton for the, some are more realistically. You will likely never use the lock plate but can get use able small spares.
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