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Who for Parker Restoration?

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by dolphin77, Mar 17, 2011.

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  1. dolphin77

    dolphin77 Member

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    I have a wonderful old Parker, DH 16ga, Damascus, 0 frame...I'm either going to sell it or have it restored, and hopefully replace the double triggers with a single...who would anyone recomend for the restoring...? Thanks, WC
     
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    Where are you located? Many highly qualified people to consider.

    Restoring a D grade Parker with Damascus barrels and changing to a single trigger is like restoring a Packard and then dropping a Chevy engine into it. Unless your plan is to destroy it's value, keep with your plan to restore it, not modify.

    Pete
     
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    Expensive proposition. The gun has quite a bit of value. Sell it.
     
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    OK...I have emailed and/or talked with several people that deal with Parkers and the price they suggest runs from $3900 to $5900...I would not sell the gun for less...I realize that there may not be a market for them at that price, but I won't consider less, so please don't tell me I'm crazy, etc...If I did sell it it would be to buy a Parker Repro...Thanks, WC
     
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    Post pictures. You may get your price right here.
     
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    Gun works of central NY, located in Rome, NY is one of the best for Parkers, Winchester model 12 and 21's.
    Ask for either Henry.
     
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    Turnbull...
     
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    Pete, converting any Parker to a Miller single trigger is an up grade, not butchering. I have 2 Parker single trigger assemblies on my work bench that are worth about $1,000 apice. But spending the money to get that DH Damascus barrel parker restored would be a waste of money unless it had sentimental worth to you. I was told years ago by a Parker collector who once owned a Invincible grade among other rare Parkers that a 90% + original condition Parker is worth more then any 100% restored one including ones put out by Delgrego or Turnbull.
     
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    Pete Mazur, 530-268-2412, jprest@sbbmail.com Pete does incredible work and is a regular member (Juried membership) in the American Custom Gunmakers Guild (as is Doug Turnbull). I have seen a lot of his finished work at our annual exhibition and the before pictures and the transformations were remarkable. would also pay close attention to what Toolmaker said. Get the prices and the current value and do the math.
     
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    had a vh 16 redone by larry del grego about 5 years ago very happy with the results and felt the price was fair
     
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    For those of you who never seen a Miller trigger.
    toolmaker251_2008_03037.jpg
     
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    I am glad you are not in charge of my mutual funds! Tom Rhoads
     
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