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Unread 11-11-2022, 11:53 AM   #1
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I have a Parker Brothers side by side 28 gauge that was manufactured in 1903 according to its serial number. Are there typical markings that will tell me the choke size in each barrel or do I need to buy a choke guide to determine?
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In order to accurately measure choke constriction you will need a 28 Gauge bore micrometer. With it you may find bore diameter and choke constriction which will translate into a numerical choke value by subtracting muzzle diameter from bore diameter. Then to find out how it actually delivers a pattern shoot some paper targets with various loads. Good luck with your new gun.
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Scott, If you post a few pictures including the water table and barrel flats you will quickly learn more about your gun that you likely believed possible from this group. 28 gauge Parkers are very desirable and generate significant interest and discussion. Congratulations on owning a special gun.
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There will not be any choke stamps on a Parker produced in Meriden (pre-1937)

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