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Unread 04-07-2022, 09:43 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Iím looking into purchasing a DH and came across one with these birds on the floorplate. I was wondering if anyone knows what these birds might be. Me being new to the world of Parkerís might be a standard bird that appears on parkers, but I'm not sure if Iíve seen these. They might be obvious but for some reason I canít figure it out haha! Thanks everyone!
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Well they're not bobwhite quail and they're not ruffed grouse or woodcock and they're not waterfowl or shorebirds. And they're not ringneck pheasants and they don't look like prarie chickens or scaled quail and they're not passenger pigeons or mourning doves either. There's not much else left... could they be sharptail grouse? Or are they just a figment of the engraver's imagination...? Some are easy to recognize while some others defy identification... your guess is as good as mine... probably better.





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I’m glad that I’m not alone! Thank you so much, Dean!
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Pin-tailed Sandgrouse.
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They are archetypes, not any specific species. Itís part of the charm of Parker engraving throughout most engraving periods.
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Gambel's Quail or Mountain Quail. The top knot on a Mountain Quail is straight where a Gambel's Quail topknot is curved forward, so this is probably a rendering of a Mountain Quail.
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Possibly a Black pheasant.
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Hello all,

Iím looking into purchasing a DH and came across one with these birds on the floorplate. I was wondering if anyone knows what these birds might be. Me being new to the world of Parkerís might be a standard bird that appears on parkers, but I'm not sure if Iíve seen these. They might be obvious but for some reason I canít figure it out haha! Thanks everyone!
Austin, I think those birds on wonderful, and somewhat unique. If that DH is otherwise good, I'd go for it just because of those birds. Do you know the timeframe for the gun? I have a guess.
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