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Unread 04-20-2022, 01:05 PM   #1
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I know I’ve posted this before but we still see questions like “Who engraved my Parker?” so I hope this can fill in some blanks and help out some newcomers to the world of Parkers.



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Has there ever been any information posted about the # of man hours per gun by grade sort of thing?

It's amazing to me that one guy could be responsible for so many nicely engraved guns.... And still not go insane.
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Maybe look in The Parker Story for that information...?





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These masters likely designed the patterns for journeymen to follow for the lower grades and only actually worked on the Grade 5 and higher guns.
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I agree Dave.





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Where does Robert P. Runge fit in? I guess he was considered a Remington engraver, not a Parker engraver.
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Where does Robert P. Runge fit in? I guess he was considered a Remington engraver, not a Parker engraver.

I was asking myself that same question yesterday.
I think I should look at TPS again and if necessary make a correction.


Okay, I somehow missed mentioning Robert P. Runge; this straight from page 454 of The Parker Story, “Master engraver Robert “Bob” P. Runge who began employment at the Gun Works in 1934…” when the Gun Works was under the ownership of Remington Arms and eventually retired from Remington.




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For Robert P. Runge one wants to see Kevin's The Double Gun Journal article, "When I Paint My Masterpiece" Volume Eleven, Issue 3, page 41.
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