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Unread 08-07-2023, 01:30 AM   #1
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Hello,

Recently joined as I started a new job fresh out of school and for the first time in about 8 years have a job. Acquired a VHE 16 ga 2.5" last year and much enjoying being a future Parker collector. I look forward to gaining some of the knowledge from everyone here.

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Welcome, Andrew! You have lots to look forward to. What do you know about your gun? Care to share a picture or two with us?
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welcome aboard. What part of the country are you from?
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Welcome, Andrew! You have lots to look forward to. What do you know about your gun? Care to share a picture or two with us?
Thank you for the warm welcome! I don't know much about it and it looks like I already made one mistake. My Parker is a VH, not a VHE. It is on a number 1 frame and appears to have been used quite extensively. Attached are some pictures of the gun.
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welcome aboard. What part of the country are you from?
Hi Harold,

I appreciate it! I'm out of the midwest. I float back and forth between the east side of Indianapolis and Battle Creek, Michigan.
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Welcome aboard Andrew. If you are in the Hoosier state on 08/26 there will be a SxS shoot just down the road from you in Batesville, IN. Would give you a chance to meet several members as I think we have about a dozen or so signed up as of today. You would also get the chance to look over several Parkers as there will be a display. The info on this shoot has been posted on the forum, hopefully the link below will take you to the thread.

https://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39273
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Andrew, according to the Serialization book, 197288 is a VH 16 gauge with a capped pistol grip and 28 inch barrels. It was made in 1922 and there are records available on your gun. PGCA members get a substantial break on the cost of a research letter (created from looking at the original records for your gun). Membership is well worth the investment, especially now that you have one Parker and will very likely be getting another (hey, it happens!)
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Andrew, my first Parker was a VH16 1frame with 28 in barrels also. Took alot of birds with it and still have it.
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Welcome Andrew! Parker Universe is a great place to be.
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I appreciate it Mike, It sure seems to be the place to be!
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