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Oh heck I did it again !

#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:21 pm

Seems a rather decent looking circa 1881 Parker Grade 1 10 gauge lifter found its way to me . This ones on a 2 frame with 30” twist steel barrels . I already have a circa 1881 Grade 2 10 gauge on a 3 frame with 30” damascus barrels . Also this new to me gun is an English (straight grip) stock . Intrested to see how this one will do with 00 , 0 and 1 buck handloads .
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#2 Post by Old No7 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:50 pm

Interesting...

What loads do you use with twist or Damascus barrels -- blackpowder or low-pressure loads or handloads?

I passed on a sweet English 16ga recently due to the Damascus barrels, as the rib was loose and the barrels were mighty thin at the muzzle...

Tell us more please on how you shoot those -- OR inspect them prior to shooting too?!

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#3 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:12 pm

If the barrels ring true and don’t have any deep pits I usually shoot . Mostly my handloads with smokeless , although I have a Parker GH 16 that was made in 1911 and is damascus that I shoot the promotional dove quail loads . Think I have 19 or 20 guns with damascus or twist barrels that I shoot , some more often then the others of course . I shoot the previously mentioned 16 Parker quite a bit as well as three or four of my Parker 10’s . Actually killed a doe last week with a circa 1891 Parker EH 10 gauge with factory original 28” damascus barrels (only made 70 or so of those with that barrel length in that Grade) shooting my handloaded homecast 0000 Buck . Twenty six yards boom flop . FWIW I have a circa 1881 W&C Scott hammerless 10 gauge my maternal grandfather acquired her n 1946 or 47 . He killed a veritable pickup load of hawks with that gun back in the 40’s thru 60’s . I’ve since picked up pre 1897 W&C Scott hammerless in 12 and 20 that are also damascus. The 12 and 20 look pretty much unused .
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#4 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:20 pm

I’ve got several friends that are big on the RST shells for their non fluid steel doubles . They make pretty decent low pressure shells but to me the cost is a bit prohibitive .
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#5 Post by gamekeeper » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:05 am

Congratulations on the Parker... :mrgreen:

It breaks my heart to think of the beautiful and sound Damascus barreled Parkers that I resleeved for Westley Richards American customers.
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#6 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:04 am

gamekeeper wrote:
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Congratulations on the Parker... :mrgreen:

It breaks my heart to think of the beautiful and sound Damascus barreled Parkers that I resleeved for Westley Richards American customers.
I have an LC Smith that was resleeved by Westley Richards .
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#7 Post by 6pt-sika » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:44 pm

Paid the guy today hopefully I’ll have in hand by Friday !
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#8 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:36 am

Here are some pics from the GB auction as I do not have it in hand yet .
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#9 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:18 pm

Looks like a keeper!

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#10 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:57 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
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Looks like a keeper!
The seller said he was gonna mail it yesterday , so I’m hoping I’ll see it Thursday . I wanna pattern this one with Buck at 25 yards and the VH 16 I wanna try with 0 and 1 Buck as well as my home cast slugs .
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#11 Post by 6pt-sika » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:02 pm

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#12 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:04 pm

BEAUTIFUL.... :mrgreen:
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#13 Post by 6pt-sika » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:05 pm

Of course I’ve not shot it yet , but it appears to be in way better shape then my Grade 2 lifter :wink:
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#14 Post by 6pt-sika » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:06 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:04 pm
BEAUTIFUL.... :mrgreen:
Thanks !
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#15 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:49 am

Sika, what a lovely double. I'd be on cloud nine having that Parker lying across my lap.

8)

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#16 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:24 am

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Sika, what a lovely double. I'd be on cloud nine having that Parker lying across my lap.

8)
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#17 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:37 pm

Tried the old lifter this afternoon with my homecast 669 grain slugs and my homecast 0000 Buck all at 25 yards .
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#18 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:39 pm

I have it on my ATV for my next trip to the stand along with my Mannlicher Schoenauer MCA 270 Carbine .
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#19 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:41 pm

Best of luck making meat with it!

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#20 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:52 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
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Best of luck making meat with it!
Thanks ! It’s only a matter of time :wink:
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#21 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:05 pm

Six, bro, PM me your address and I will send you some targets that don't have masking tape or cinnamon sprinkled all over them.

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#22 Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:25 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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Six, bro, PM me your address and I will send you some targets that don't have masking tape or cinnamon sprinkled all over them.

:lol:
Not cinnamon but rather dirt spatters . And thanks for the offer !
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#23 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:42 pm

I was at the gun club today shooting skeet . Shot three rounds with my new to me 16 and one round with this old lifter . The old lifter held up her part of the bargain but I steered her wrong three times out of 25 . For a first round a 22 of 25 while not spectacular isn’t so bad .
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#24 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:01 pm

I'd say it's a keeper!

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#25 Post by 6pt-sika » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:21 pm

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:01 pm
I'd say it's a keeper!
I haven’t used the bore/choke gauge to find out the nominal bore and points of constriction but I’m of the opinion that this gun is somewhat open .
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