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Unread 01-12-2023, 07:31 AM   #1
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Are hammer guns generally heavier than hammer less guns? I picked up a grade II top lever that comes in at 8 lbs, letter confirms the weight. What I find interesting is itís on a 1 frame, 30 inch barrels with unstruck barrel weight at 3.1. Seems like a lot of weight.
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Yes, 8lbs for a 1 frame gun is very heavy.

Not that it could not happen. I once saw a 2 frame 12g gun with a cannon breech that weighed more than most 3 frame guns. Over 10 lbs.
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That’s wild, I’ll have to check the stock to see if it’s weighted.
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how does it balance?
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Typical Parker balance, right at the hinge. The weight seems to be centered. I’ll be coming around in Feb. I’ll let you know and I’ll bring it with me.
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I have a 1-frame 12/30 T/A hammergun that currently weighs 7.54 lbs. that has had no alterations whatever other than some very professional refinishing. I can’t imagine it has lost nearly 1/2 lb. of moisture in the wood…

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This is mine, interesting dates and serial numbers....... hmmm. Yours must have been sitting awhile. C grades are very nice? I'll get an actual physical weight, I got a feeling it's 8lbs or over.

Parker shotgun, serial number 44446, was completed on March 21, 1884. According to Parker Bros. Stock Book No. 16, it was a Quality G, Top Action Hammer Gun, 12-gauge. It featured Damascus steel barrels with a length of 30 inches. Its stock configuration was a pistol grip. According to Parker Bros. Stock Book No. 16, its specifications were: Length of Pull: 14 1/4”, Drop at Heel: 2 1/2”, Weight: 8 pounds. The chokes were patterned RH full and LH full.
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Yeah, stop by for show an tell. The woodcock wont be safe as far as the eye can see.
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Yeah, stop by for show an tell. The woodcock wont be safe as far as the eye can see.

That's the truth! I researched the gentleman who originally ordered mine and I found this newspaper clipping on him...


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My Grade 2 12 letters at 9.6lbs. It’s on a #2 frame.
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