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Unread 09-08-2022, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default 1884 Top Lever Grade II

Early morning surfing paid a nice dividend today. Sometimes you just get really really lucky.
It's a 1884 3 Frame 10 Gauge, 30" Barrels with clean bores and Dog's Head Butt. The case color and Damascus barrel pattern is truly amazing. Thank Heaven for those Cabela's guys. If it wasn't for their occasional pricing "mishaps" I'd never afford most of my Parkers.
The only flaw I can see is a small chip at the toe on the butt plate that has been filled in. I can live with that.
I'm so glad I woke up this morning. Landing a nice Parker is more fun than catching a big fish.
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Unread 09-08-2022, 12:37 PM   #2
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What a beauty!! You're a lucky guy!





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A great example when it comes to the metal work on the frame for sure. The barrels have likely been refinished. And the wood as well. Someone did a real number on that checkering. Eesh.
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A great example when it comes to the metal work on the frame for sure. The barrels have likely been refinished. And the wood as well. Someone did a real number on that checkering. Eesh.
My saving grace is that when it's delivered to my local store I can request a refund. Thankfully, it's very beneficial to have more experienced eyes on this forum help me along. There doesn't seem to be a mullering border. My exuberance may have been a bit premature.
Thank you Brian!
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If you don't care for the checkering it can be remedied.





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If the price was what I thought to be right the checkering if not correct wouldn’t hinder me in the least . But then I’ve got a soft spot for 10’s
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If the price was what I thought to be right the checkering if not correct wouldnít hinder me in the least . But then Iíve got a soft spot for 10ís
How soft is that spot for $2800? Objectively, a candidate for restoration is X amount of value, plus the cost of the restoration. If the restoration is accurate and correct it can be rewarding, even if you never recoup the cost as long as you are happy with the result. It's beyond annoying when the sales people say "it's original" when asked, though considering the source it's not surprising at all.
I'm just like everyone else, a good price equals value. How can you justify value on a gun such as this one? Beauty and value is in the eye of the beholder. I always strive to be able to recoup my firearms investments, even if close I'm okay with it. I'm won't live long enough to "come out" on mistake guns, I'm not in business anyway. Collecting shooting arms shouldn't give me such a headache. Sorry for the rant, I'm a bit frustrated.
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nice gun at a good price...I d be happy to own such a pretty gun in my favorite ga no 10....charlie
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I have it's 1886 twin. Just had to have the barrels done. This one is gorgeous.
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Lovely gun.
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