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Unread 03-13-2022, 07:12 AM   #1
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I just found another Parker that had to come home with me. Its a G grade hammer made in 1901. Serial 100937 it has a fishtail top lever. I cant seem to find any info on this. Can any one educate me on this lever. Thanks in advance
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Looks like records are available for a research letter. Well worth the $40 bucks. Also, post photos and tell us more about it. What gauge? Etc? I have two fishtail G hammer guns and love both of them.
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The fishtail lever was originally introduced to facilitate opening and closing the action with the right hammer fully cocked. Some didn’t need it though. It seems certain frame size/gauge combinations needed it while others didn’t. Parker Bros. being the thrifty yankee company that it was had an overstock of these levers when hammer guns were being phased out so they used up the remaining stock of these levers on hammerless guns.





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Huh, my fishtail lever O grade 16 will not open with the right hammer cocked.
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Send it back Harold!


Better yet… send it to me.





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Thanks to all, much appreciated.
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Huh, my fishtail lever O grade 16 will not open with the right hammer cocked.
I've found the same thing .
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I've found the same thing .
I have a fishtail TL that won't open with the right hammer cocked too.
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Maybe this is the right time to ask those with a fishtail lever hammer gun that won't open with the right hammer cocked...

WHAT FRAME SIZE IS YOUR GUN?






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I need to check my two when I get home. But Dean asks a good question
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