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Parker frame question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fnj682, Apr 19, 2011.

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  1. fnj682

    fnj682 Member

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    I recently acquired a complete receiver for a Parker s/s. Does anyone know if any measurement can be made to determine the frame size? I know that the frame size is marked on the barrel, but not having the barrel, I'm at a lose. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Look at the water table it should have a stamped 1, 1 1/2, 2 etc.
     
  3. clb

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    The watertable doesn't show the frame size, it's on the bottom of the barrel lug and since he doesn't have the barrel, he can't tell.

    Here is what you are looking for:
    Measure between the centers of the firing pin holes
    Zero frome = 1"
    1/2 and 1 frame = 1 1/16"
    1 1/2 and 2 frame = 1 1/8"

    Those are the most common frame sizes, if you need other help just ask
     
  4. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Just looked at one here it is marked 2 and does measure 1 1/8".It's marked on the barrel lug nothing on water table. I thought they were marked on water table also. Bill
     
  5. fnj682

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    I appreciate the help. Thanks for the measurements. It measures 1.125" from center to center. I have a #2 frame 12 gauge but the barrels are too large for this receiver. Maybe it might be 1 1/2 frame or a 16ga receiver? Any way to tell?
     
  6. Gapper

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    My 12 ga #1 1/2 measures 1.125 at firing pins, 2.250 across the fences. Different frame sizes can share firing pin width dimension. GAP
     
  7. clb

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    If you post the full serial number, it may be in the Serilization Book
     
  8. fnj682

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    Someone checked the book for me and it says it was a 12ga GHE 28" capped pistol grip. No mention of frame size but I was told they had stopped using 1 frame before 1928 and I know #2 barrels are too big. My guess is a 1 1/2 frame. Now if I can only find the whole front end of the gun (I think it's going to be like looking for a needle in a haystack). Any suggestions about finding barrels and an iron will be helpful. Again, thanks to all for trying to help.
     
  9. g7777777

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    You should advertise what you have on the parker forum(s) Someone may have the front end- you might luck out

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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