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Saving a 1927 Parker SC SBT

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bob Hamilton, Oct 13, 2019.

  1. EEB

    EEB Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Going down early Thursday. You? BTW, what makes you think the stock has been replaced? The checkering looks to be “enhanced” very nicely, but that looks like Parker/Remington wood. Are there any Remington repair codes stamped on the barrel flats?
     
  2. vatrap

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    Yep, leaving very early Thursday. Should be there around lunchtime.
     
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    Thanks for showing us the treasure,shoot it enjoy it.
     
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  4. Bob Hamilton

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    I know the screws are a little buggered also, I will get those cleaned-up. Unfortunately this Parker has suffered from many mistreatments. Whoever buggered the screws also tried to to put the gun back on-face by pounding the barrel lug with something sharp/pointy to bring more metal forward. It's amazing it survived in such otherwise nice condition, it could be a lot of the "bad" stuff happened more recently. The front bead, maybe damaged with the barrel was replaced with a glow sight, that will also be corrected. The injustice!

    I agree on the caretaking part, I really hope my son develops an interest in vintage guns as he gets older.......
     
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  5. Bob Hamilton

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    Thanks Paul - Brad had also worked on some of my L.C. Smiths back in the day, I visited him and his shop once in Grand Rapids. In fact I had sent him a gun to work on and he passed away a few weeks later.

    Please do send a flyer, that sounds interesting, thank you.

    Bob
     
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    Is the 2 5/8" chamber an issue?
     
  7. Bob Hamilton

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    I shoot RST 2 1/2 shells in most of my old guns, so no issues.
     
  8. Drew Hause

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    The 2 5/8" chamber, designed for the old roll crimped shells, is not an issue, and many currently manufactured shells are less than 2 3/4".

    All 2 11/16" - Nobel Sport Low Recoil, Remington STS Premier, Remington Nitro, Federal Top Gun, Federal Top Gun

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    Is the chamber currently 2 5/8"? May wish to consider low pressure loads?
     
  10. vatrap

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    If you are fairly handy, there is a way to do it more permanently with steel shim stock. It’s also helpful to see if putting the barrel back on face will be enough to solve the lever problem. Take a look at the video starting at about 7 minute mark.
     
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  11. Bob Hamilton

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    I'm no Parker expert at all (this is my one and only). The stock checkering is nice, but it does not match anything I have seen online or in books, even if enhanced. Also the stock looks to be a different piece of wood from the forearm and does not have the same age to it. I'll have to go back and compare the stock to the factory letter. I hope I'm wrong!

    I'll post some more pics of the wood and a pic of the barrels flats when I get a chance. I'm open to learning more about this Parker from others who know more than I do. More to follow.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  12. Song Dog

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    Oh Boy Bob what a treasure, luster blue, remaining case color and XXX wood is just so wonderful for a 92 year old Parker. We both know that factory original letter might lead you on an another adventure to the owner of the SBT. High grade Parkers owners were anchors of their communities and local historical societies might be able to open up the another treasure of information. I'm puzzled seen some of the Parker records pages after they were Xerox in the basement of Remington @ Ilion they had information who ordered the Parker and where it was shipped?
     
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  13. Drew Hause

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    Bob,
    Another fine source for a factory-like repair is Larry del Grego and Son in Ilion. They have a website I believe. They have been the go-to for all things Parker for most of the collectors I know. They specialize in them and the Remington 32's.

    Scott Hanes

    Del Grego Larry & Sons
    parkershotgunrepair.com
    1757 Barringer Rd, Ilion, NY 13357
    (315) 894-8754
     
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  15. Bob Hamilton

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    Thanks Scott - I checked their website, they look to be the Parker experts. More to consider.

    Bob
     
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    Scott,

    Last I heard they still had plenty of floor plate screws too.

    Speaking of Parkers, Mr. P.B. called me if I was interested in a Parker he was peddling for a friend, told Mr. P.B. not any more, none with Parkers. He's still doing fine for being in low 80's.
     
  17. Bob Hamilton

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    Per the above post, here is a pic of the barrel flats, not sure what all marks are. Also, some more pics of the wood. Based on the typical SC checkering I don't think the stock on the subject SC is factory. The LOP is now 13 inches to the end of the wood, with one of the ugliest pads I have ever seen. It is a MC stock and that's not in the factory letter. The grip cap is also not original. The stock work was very nicely done and I have a feeling del Grego did it as the checkering is very similar to the Parker SA below . IMG_0265.jpg IMG_0269.jpg IMG_0270.jpg IMG_0272.jpg IMG_0273.jpg IMG_0274.jpg

    Here is the standard SC checkering Drew provided:

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    And the del Grego restored gun...very similar checkering style to the subject SC:

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    Parker-SA-Grade-12ga-Single-Del-Greg.JPG

    Maybe some Parker experts will chime in.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  18. Bob Hamilton

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    Also, thought I would provide the Parker price list from the 1929 pocket catalog that came with SC. How about an A1 Special SBT and SxS for under $1,300. I know, it's 1929 dollars, but does anyone have a time machine and bag of cash I could borrow for a few hours.....:11:


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  19. Drew Hause

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    Bob: don't toss that pad. It's a Jenkins, made by the Jenkins brothers from Indiana from around 1930 to 1955. R.C. "Rock" Jenkins was President of the ATA in 37' & 38', and the brothers had the Jenkins Brothers Gun Club, in Orleans
    1979-P013:00076 - Jenkins, "Rock" C.

    Someone might like to use it on their vintage M12 trap.

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