Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

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

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
1877 Lifter
Unread 04-19-2022, 09:18 PM   #1
Member
Johnny Mercer
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Posts: 11
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts

Default 1877 Lifter

I recently bought this Parker off the net on a whim. When it arrived, I really liked the way it looked for its age. The wear on the grips made me think it could be original. It locks up good and tight, but the barrels have some minor pitting on the inside. The forend has some damage and there is a missing part on the left side plate. Hammers and triggers work. Haven't cleaned it yet so the pictures I took was the way it came. Appreciate anything you can tell me.
Thanks Johnny
Attached Images
File Type: png parker open breech.png (406.6 KB, 20 views)
File Type: png parker damascus.png (340.0 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg parker left side panel.jpg (44.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg parker right side panel.jpg (48.4 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg parker butt.jpg (51.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: png parker double hammer 1.png (445.4 KB, 7 views)
File Type: png parker bottom lifter area.png (446.1 KB, 5 views)
File Type: png parker left stock.png (426.4 KB, 9 views)
File Type: png parker right side stock.png (451.7 KB, 6 views)
File Type: png parker stock bottom.png (457.0 KB, 8 views)
File Type: png Parker hammer.png (420.5 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg parker flats.jpg (49.6 KB, 12 views)
File Type: png parker forend.png (487.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg parker trigger guard.jpg (30.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg parker barrel bore.jpg (41.7 KB, 9 views)
Johnny Mercer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Johnny Mercer For Your Post:
Unread 04-19-2022, 10:13 PM   #2
Member
B. Dudley
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Brian Dudley's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 9,985
Thanks: 443
Thanked 15,476 Times in 4,184 Posts

Default

That is a nice early unmolested grade 2 lifter. The gun is completely original.

In this period, the grade 2 was the first to begin sculpting the breech balls. Later on it was the grade 3 and up that had them. The grade 2 was also the first level where damascus barrels were standard. Lower grades would be twist or laminated.
__________________
B. Dudley
Brian Dudley is offline   Reply With Quote
Visit Brian Dudley's homepage!
Unread 04-19-2022, 10:27 PM   #3
Member
Johnny Mercer
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Posts: 11
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts

Default

Wow, that makes me happy to see that its original. Thank you for the other information as well.

Last edited by Johnny Mercer; 04-19-2022 at 10:58 PM..
Johnny Mercer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-19-2022, 11:53 PM   #4
Member
Joe D.
PGCA Member
 
Joe Dreisch's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 523
Thanks: 3,205
Thanked 764 Times in 257 Posts

Default

Please don't go overboard with any cleaning other than a standard bore cleaning, exterior wipe-down and grease (RIG) on the metal, and light wipe down of the wood. That gun is in quite respectable condition and any extra effort style cleanup could detract from that wonderful condition. Nice gun!
Joe Dreisch is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Joe Dreisch For Your Post:
Unread 04-20-2022, 12:24 AM   #5
Member
Johnny Mercer
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Posts: 11
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts

Default

I was planning on using Ballistol on the metal parts with a nylon brush. Will have to get some Rig haven't had any of that in years. Thanks for the advice I will be taking it easy.
Johnny Mercer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Johnny Mercer For Your Post:
Unread 04-20-2022, 06:00 PM   #6
Member
ArtS
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2021
Posts: 484
Thanks: 26
Thanked 544 Times in 236 Posts

Default

There are usually a few old locks available; try eBay. If you can ffind a cheap one of the same type, you can probaboy get a replacement for the missing pin.
Arthur Shaffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-20-2022, 06:05 PM   #7
Member
Mills
PGCA Lifetime Member
Since 3rd Grade
 
Mills Morrison's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9,963
Thanks: 13,334
Thanked 11,520 Times in 4,163 Posts

Default

What the others said. I love the straight grip too
__________________
I have a conviction that to be a sportsman is a mighty long step in the direction of being a man. Archibald Rutledge
Mills Morrison is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mills Morrison For Your Post:
Unread 04-20-2022, 08:50 PM   #8
Member
todd allen
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,810
Thanks: 1,471
Thanked 2,414 Times in 899 Posts

Default

That's a nice early Lifter. You'll note that there is no radius at the juncture of where the standing breech meets the water table. Not a huge deal as long as you stick with light loads, but that is a weak spot on the really early guns.
I have one of the early guns (1874) and shoot it just fine, but I am mindful of what I run through it.
Great gun! Enjoy!
todd allen is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to todd allen For Your Post:
Unread 04-21-2022, 01:01 AM   #9
Member
Johnny Mercer
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Posts: 11
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arthur Shaffer View Post
There are usually a few old locks available; try eBay. If you can ffind a cheap one of the same type, you can probaboy get a replacement for the missing pin.
When you say lock are your talking about buying the whole metal side and the parts?
__________________
I've shot my wad, but my powder is still burning, and my lead is still flying.
Johnny Mercer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-21-2022, 01:07 AM   #10
Member
Johnny Mercer
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Mar 2022
Posts: 11
Thanks: 17
Thanked 13 Times in 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mills Morrison View Post
What the others said. I love the straight grip too
Thank you. I have never had one, but this gun feels like it was made for me. When I swing to point at a top corner of a room then look down the barrel, I'm dead on.
__________________
I've shot my wad, but my powder is still burning, and my lead is still flying.
Johnny Mercer is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Johnny Mercer For Your Post:
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 04:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2023, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.