1891 Parker

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1891 Parker

#1 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:43 pm

Well I just won an auction in Massachusetts for a circa 1891 Parker EH 10 gauge . That unto itself is no big deal , the intrest to me in this gun is the fact that it has factory 28" barrels only 68 or 69 were made in this grade with that length barrel . It's also by the "Parker letter" choked cylinder and close ! This thing "oughtta" be pretty decent with my buckshot and or slug handloads . Guns on a #2 frame and by the letter is a couple ounces under 8 pounds supposedly . Won't get to see it in person until March 19th as I'm outta the country until then . But after I get home hopefully I can get the couple small issues addressed as well as trying it on targets . Thing should do very well on the skeet field with my Red Dot powder and 1 1/8 ounces of shot handload !
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Re: 1891 Parker

#2 Post by Mike Armstrong » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Usually the old "short 10s" pattern very well. I have a Remington hammer Model 1889 that was my great grandfather's and was modified by a gunsmith here in Southern CA sometime in the first decade of the 20th century (it was made in 1893). It began with the standard "short" 2 5/8" chambers. The chambers were later lengthened to the "old magnum" 2 7/8" length and the left barrel kept with an improved modified choke but marked "Not for Ball." The left barrel had all the choke removed for shooting "punkin' balls," and the rib had a small set of open sights neatly dovetailed into it and zeroed for the ball ammo that was still available then. I've fired both barrels with shot (old factory Peters #4s) and they pattern very well, even the chokeless barrel. I have about 4 rounds of factory ball (also Peters) but haven't fired it because it is hard to find and I can't see handloading more--it would take a custom mold to make the balls.

Worst thing about it is that it has excessive drop in the stock, which makes it kick like mad, even though I put a pullover pad on it. It has the fluid steel barrels that their field grade guns had ("Damascus" was for swells--my great grandfather hung onto his silver!).

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Re: 1891 Parker

#3 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:41 pm

Thanks ! This one should fit in well with the others of the same brand in my accumulation .
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Re: 1891 Parker

#4 Post by gamekeeper » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:01 am

I rarely see Parker's for sale over here, you are fortunate to find so many. Congratulations :mrgreen:
SO WHEN IS THIS ..."OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER"...SUPPOSED TO KICK IN?

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Re: 1891 Parker

#5 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:03 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:01 am
I rarely see Parker's for sale over here, you are fortunate to find so many. Congratulations :mrgreen:
Just for the record I have a few that came from your side of the pond as well !

In particular a circa 1881 W&C Scott back action 10 gauge that was owned by my maternal grandfather from 1946 until his demise when it came into my possesion . That gun got me started loading for 10's . Now I think in my accumulation I have ten double 10's all hammerless except for a trio of Parkers . I "had" a very nice circa 1905 WW Greener 10 with fluid steel barrels that I let go a couple months ago .
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Re: 1891 Parker

#6 Post by GunnyMack » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:11 pm

Wait, didn't you get another Parker 10 last time you left here?

I say it's high time for you to get all your Parkers out for some pitcher takin so we can drool! Yeah it can wait till you get back.

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Re: 1891 Parker

#7 Post by 6pt-sika » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:35 am

GunnyMack wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:11 pm
Wait, didn't you get another Parker 10 last time you left here?

I say it's high time for you to get all your Parkers out for some pitcher takin so we can drool! Yeah it can wait till you get back.
Thats all good and fine !

And yes last year I actually bought two while I was overseas a GH #2 frame 12 gauge 32" and an NH 10 gauge #3 frame 32" .

But after photobucket jumped ship I have no intrest in learning how to do it thru some other website . I post some on FB and thats gonna be about it .
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Re: 1891 Parker

#8 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:41 pm

The Parker arrived at the shop yesterday or so I was told via email and it arrived in good shape so I was told !
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Re: 1891 Parker

#9 Post by 6pt-sika » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:53 am

At the moment the wife and I are sort of on a vacation !

We went to Butuan Saturday spent the night stayed in a hotel there , then went on to Surigao today and will spend 4 nights there then back to Butuan for a night then back to Cagayan de Oro City . This place we're at in Surigao is very nice although its raining , I got a pretty decent deal on a balcony room on the ocean its actually more like a suite . If it rains the whole time I'm okay with it , I can lay around in the room and on the balcony !
Parkers , 444 Marlin , 6.5mm's , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines !

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