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Unread 03-10-2021, 10:38 AM   #1
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Here's a picture of a friends shotgun circa 1891. I can't recall seeing any other grade 3's with waterfowl? Anyone else have D's with anything outside the norm?
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Unread 03-10-2021, 10:56 AM   #2
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Ducks are much less common than the flying turnips, but not rare. A member just brought over his newest acquisition, also a DHE, with flying ducks. Quail are also scarce.
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I’m still haunted by a DHE 12 gauge that came into a local shop for an ejector problem that could not be fixed by the shop. The Gunsmith had deactivated the ejectors. Because the shop owner knew I liked Parker’s I was in the back and got to look at it for about 2 minutes when the owner came in the pick the Parker up. What bad timing. It by far was the nicest DHE I have ever seen. It had a Chiseled full strut gobbler on the bottom.
I should have spoken to the owner, but because I was in my friends shop I was hesitant. Damn I regret not speaking up.
The back story was the guy that brought it in had inherited 2 Parker’s and was was having problems with this one.
I’m bet the gun is still in Tucson.
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The flying ducks Edgar spoke of. Clicking the image should enlarge it.
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Thanks Edgar. Love to see a picture of them. Checked a couple of mine but all I could find were different interpretations of the flying turnips

That gobbler must have been amazing Phillip!
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Those ducks are great!
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Ducks and turnips are most often seen on Grade 2 Parkers.





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Agreed.
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All those ducks look better than the flying turnips on my DHE 16
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Any idea who coined the phrase "Flying Turnips"?
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