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Saving a 1927 Parker SC SBT

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

  1. Bob Hamilton

    Bob Hamilton Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ed - PM sent.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. Bob Hamilton

    Bob Hamilton Well-Known Member

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    Update:

    I received the Parker SC Trap back today, all the work is done now and it's ready to go for another 93+ years. Vintage Firearms in Grand Rapids, MI did all the work. The biggest thing is that it was put back on face, now it's like new. I can't show a picture of that, but here are a few before and afters of other parts of the gun:

    Before (breach face of barrel):
    IMG_0258.jpg

    After (Cleaned-up with line details):
    IMG_0690.jpg

    Before (Screws in bad shape and not timed):
    IMG_0254.jpg

    After (Screws cleaned-up and timed):
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    Before (Incorrect Recoil Pad):
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    After (Period Recoil Pad):
    IMG_0685.jpg

    IMG_0693.jpg

    Good original case colors (nothing had to be done to the wood or metal finishes):
    IMG_0684.jpg

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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  3. marchmadness

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    Wow, fantastic shotgun.
     
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  4. Jimmy Bowen

    Jimmy Bowen Well-Known Member

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    Bob, that turned out beautiful !!! Nice job.

    I know that you'll take it out and enjoy it like it was meant to be.

    Jimmy Bowen
     
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  5. Bob Hamilton

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    Hello Jimmy - Thank you. This was a project, but everything turned out great and I can’t wait to take her out. I shot her once before I had all the work done to test it out and it’s a sweet shooting gun. You know I love Ithaca’s, but this one begs to be shot.

    Hope all is well.
    Bob
     
  6. nitro27man

    nitro27man Well-Known Member

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    Great Rescue, Bob! Thanks for posting the end result.

    I picked up my own SC this spring and it is near the same age as yours! Made in September of 1927, only 279 guns later than yours. Interesting that it was completed BEFORE your gun even though yours was started earlier. Both are in stock book #78 and both weigh 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

    It was originally a straight-grip gun but has been restocked to a MC version and has a fairly high comb so I can shoot it ok. Also of interest is that the Beaver-Tail forend is not attached to the iron like it should be for a Parker. I have been told it is more like the way a Win M21 forend is attached to the iron.

    Fortunately its barrel is still factory-length 32"!!

    Here are a few photos.

    Parker SC left frame.jpg

    Parker SC Left side checkering.jpg
    Parker SC Stock left side.jpg
    Parker right frame.jpg
    Parker SC Right side stock checkering.jpg
    Parker SC Stock right.jpg
    Parker SC Barrel Breech.jpg
    Parker FE Iron Attachment.jpg

    Scott Hanes
     
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  7. rookieshooter

    rookieshooter Well-Known Member

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    FANTASTIC! I past my Parker down to someone else, who will eventually do the same.
    And to think that the Parker Bros were more known for their coffee grinders at the time.
    Once new a trapshooter many years ago that I built custom aluminum cases for some of his Parkers.
    He had so many, that he built a reinforced concrete room in his basement, complete vault type door to house them in.
     
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  8. puablo

    puablo Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!!!
     
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  9. Bob Hamilton

    Bob Hamilton Well-Known Member

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    Scott,

    I'm glad you found your vintage trap gun! I remember we talked a little about Ithaca's and you certainly can't go wrong with a Parker, they are great guns.

    That is interesting that our SC's are so close to each other, small world of vintage guns.

    Thanks for the update and the pictures. And....now that you have the bug, you can always get an Ithaca SBT to go with the Parker!

    Bob
     
  10. saskbooknut

    saskbooknut Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for sharing pictures of your Parker SBT, repaired and ready to dust clays again.
    I'm not sure that I would have had the courage to buy it, as it was, but you sure have a handsome gun. A little envy here.
    I hope it just smokes targets for you.
     
  11. Bob Hamilton

    Bob Hamilton Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - A little bit of a gamble, but it really worked out in the end. I have had others that did not end up as well, kinda goes with the territory with these old guns. I can't wait to get it out, I have not shot in awhile now.

    Bob
     
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