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Phillip Carr 09-13-2019 05:07 PM

Non engraved CHE 12 gauge
 
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Thought I would post some pictures of a CHE I bought about 2 years ago. It was ordered June 1912 with Acme 28 inch ejector barrels.nice wood, and No Engraving.
The only thing engraved is Parker Bros on the sides.
Left barrel (.010) was ordered more open then right ( .040).
No mention of any gold inlays, or grip cap. ( letter states Capped pistol grip) I assume that this was done after gun was received.
The gold initials A. V. H. On the trigger plate are the initials of the buyer A. V. Hall.
A V Hall was the grandfather of the lady I purchased the gun from. He owned The Sherwood Hall company of Grand Rapids Michigan.

Dean Romig 09-13-2019 05:15 PM

We need to try that gun out on grouse & woodcock!.... are you bringing it to Vermont?





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Phillip Carr 09-13-2019 05:19 PM

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Phillip Carr 09-13-2019 05:30 PM

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Unfortunately not. But itís going out to shoot some doves and pigeons a few times over the next two weeks. DH 28 sent to Legh last week. Looking forward to some cooler weather to hunt in.

Bob Hayes 09-13-2019 07:28 PM

Nice action photo Phil
We open on Sept 28th and can't wait although I don't get to hunt much.

Bill Murphy 09-13-2019 08:30 PM

Phil you sure get the good ones. My unengraved CH is still unembellished and field used. My unengraved AAH is the same way, still unembellished and with a bit of use.

Dean Romig 09-13-2019 08:56 PM

Bill, does Steve still have that unengraved BH... the one with the ‘unusual’ stock and forend?





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Bill Murphy 09-13-2019 09:16 PM

Yes he still has it. I have bothered him enough that I think I am first in line if he ever sells or trades it. Young as I may be, I get the idea that Steve will outlive me.

Garry L Gordon 09-13-2019 09:28 PM

So, is there some common reason for these higher grades to have been ordered without engraving?

Dean Romig 09-13-2019 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Garry L Gordon (Post 281380)
So, is there some common reason for these higher grades to have been ordered without engraving?


I'll guess that every eccentric who ordered a high-grade Parker barren of engraving did so for his own particular reason(s).... or maybe they simply had an affinity for 'nice wood.'





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