Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Parker Forums Parker Hammer Guns

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Fishtail Lever Survey
Unread 03-30-2022, 01:23 PM   #1
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Invincible
Life Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 29,791
Thanks: 30,996
Thanked 28,955 Times in 11,148 Posts

Default Fishtail Lever Survey

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?




.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me, a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dean Romig For Your Post:
Unread 03-30-2022, 01:29 PM   #2
Member
Mike of the Mountain
PGCA Lifetime
Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3,155
Thanks: 10,624
Thanked 5,606 Times in 1,671 Posts

Default

I checked my frame size and this gun is a 2 frame. The fishtail mates perfectly with the hammer profile. I played around with it and it does open with the hammer cocked but I have to tap the top of the bbls with my off hand for the bbls to pivot. I will give it a real good lube and see if that does the trick.
Mike Koneski is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mike Koneski For Your Post:
Visit Mike Koneski's homepage!
Unread 03-30-2022, 03:51 PM   #3
Member
Stan Hoover
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Stan Hoover's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 421
Thanks: 1,021
Thanked 891 Times in 272 Posts

Default

No fishtail here, I keep wishing
Stan Hoover is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-30-2022, 04:37 PM   #4
Member
WHO
PGCA Member
 
Wayne Owens's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 370
Thanks: 1,741
Thanked 1,212 Times in 202 Posts

Default

7 frame 8 gauge and 6 frame 10 gauge will not open with right hammer cocked. 0 frame 20 gauge does open.
Wayne Owens is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Wayne Owens For Your Post:
Unread 03-30-2022, 05:13 PM   #5
Member
Dave Moore
PGCA Member
 
Dave Moore's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 103
Thanks: 2
Thanked 544 Times in 62 Posts

Default

I have two hammer guns with fishtail top levers. A O frame 16 and a 1 frame 12.
The O frame 16 will open intermittently with the right hammer cocked, it is very close.
The 1 frame 12 always opens with the hammer cocked.
Dave Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Dave Moore For Your Post:
Unread 03-30-2022, 05:53 PM   #6
Member
Aaron Beck
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 138
Thanks: 21
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts

Default

Dont want to derail the survey but is it possible wear or attempts to tighten the wear have changed function despite original intent?
Aaron Beck is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Aaron Beck For Your Post:
Unread 03-30-2022, 09:11 PM   #7
Member
Dean Romig
PGCA Invincible
Life Member
 
Dean Romig's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 29,791
Thanks: 30,996
Thanked 28,955 Times in 11,148 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aaron Beck View Post
Dont want to derail the survey but is it possible wear or attempts to tighten the wear have changed function despite original intent?

I would suspect that there would have been enough clearance originally been built in to the gun originally produced with the fishtail lever to have accomodated this possibility.





.
__________________
"I'm a Setter man.
Not because I think they're better than the other breeds,
but because I'm a romantic - stuck on tradition - and to me, a Setter just "belongs" in the grouse picture."

George King, "That's Ruff", 2010 - a timeless classic.
Dean Romig is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Dean Romig For Your Post:
Unread 03-30-2022, 09:40 PM   #8
Member
Harold Pickens
PGCA Member
 
Harold Lee Pickens's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 3,136
Thanks: 1,814
Thanked 6,185 Times in 1,659 Posts

Default

16 ga 0 frame Fishtail will not open with right hammer cocked
12 ga Grade 2 1 1/2 frame straight lever will open
__________________
"How kind it is that most of us will never know when we have fired our last shot"--Nash Buckingham
Harold Lee Pickens is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Harold Lee Pickens For Your Post:
Unread 03-31-2022, 05:40 AM   #9
Member
CL
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Craig Larter's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,166
Thanks: 2,177
Thanked 7,681 Times in 1,329 Posts

Default

My 6 frame fishtail 8ga O grade will not open with the right trigger cocked.
Craig Larter is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Craig Larter For Your Post:
Unread 03-31-2022, 08:04 AM   #10
Member
Mike Bartlett
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 41
Thanks: 15
Thanked 43 Times in 20 Posts

Default

12 ga, Grade 1, 1-frame, fishtail lever, always opens with right hammer cocked
Michael Bartlett is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Michael Bartlett For Your Post:
Visit Michael Bartlett's homepage!
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:39 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2022, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.