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Who works on Parker guns?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Holeinmypattern, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. Holeinmypattern

    Holeinmypattern TS Member

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    I have an older friend at my club who doesnt do the computer thing. He is looking for someone to do some repairs on an old parker single he pick up at an auction. Anyone know who does good work on these, so I can pass it on to him?

    -John
     
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    Custom-Craft Ltd Mr. Abe Chaber 203-748-1830
     
  3. GW22

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    Hit the link.

    -Gary
     
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    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    Larry DelGrego is tops.
     
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    DelGrego hands down.

    I've seen his work on what I called a junk skeet gun. It returned looking like new, wood and all.

    His father got all the Parker parts that Remington got rid of.



    Regards.....Gerald
     
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    DelGrego w/out question.
     
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    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you should ask who has had some quality work done is satisfied and what did you pay? Marks born again bird guns does great work at a reasonable price. Also go to doublegunshop.com and ask the same question. You will get a lot of good answers. Bill
     
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    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Go to a person who has replacement parts in case you need them. DelGrego is the only parts source I am aware of for Parker singles.
     
  9. pdq

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    Dewey Vicknair of Vicknair Restorations (Google for it) has done work for me and others on Parkers and other high grade shotguns. He specializes in the repair and restoration of vintage shotguns.

    For an example of his work, take a look at the current edition of the Double Gun Journal, specifically the article about the recently discovered LC Smith that Admiral Peary took on expeditions in search of the North Pole, and it's restoration. Next to Teddy Roosevelt's Fox, this gun (soon to be sold I'm told) will probably be the 2nd most expensive American shotgun ever sold.

    The gun required extensive restoration, and it was entrusted to Vicknair.

    He's done work for me and others, and whether it's making a minor repair or extensive restoration, his work is excellent. Just don't be in a hurry, as he typically has a 3+ month backlog.

    Pete
     
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    Connecticut shotgun manufacturing,are the current makers, and do repairs I believe. Jack
     
  11. headhunter

    headhunter Well-Known Member

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    do they also work on Parker Reproductions?
     
  12. Bisi

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    Heck, I didn't even know Parkers needed to be worked on.LOL

    Great guns.
     
  13. pdq

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    Bisi:

    as an owner of Parker shotguns, yes they need work. While very good guns, they weren't the greatest, and if you plan to shoot yours, they should be gone over. Friends have encountered unfortunate accidents with Parkers.

    And -- you should shoot yours if possible. Mine is a P grade from 1889 that I've shot using RST shells. Breaking clay targets with a 120 year old gun is especially fun.

    Doubles trap with full choke barrels and dual triggers however is a challenge.

    Pete
     
  14. Bisi

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    Pete, I haven't shot my Parker since I got the new gun. Thought I would give the girl a rest, she earned it. The new gun is a 1929 "Elsie" LC Smith, that has still got a lot of hard work in her before she will be retired.

    My youngest gun is a 1973 Remington 3200, and I've worked on her more than all the rest put together.

    Good shooting

    Bisi
     
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