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Unread 11-16-2021, 03:28 PM   #1
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Can anyone refer me to a competent gunsmith to inspect and advise on the shootability of my 1925 vintage Damascus Parker ? I also need stock replacement. I live in SE North Carolina, but of course can ship the gun if needed. Many thanks, David Parker
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Jim Kelly
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Darlington, SC
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An excellent gunsmith that specializes in vintage doubleguns. He restocked Bo Whoop I to perfection, IMO.
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Thank you Sir; I will check him out
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Jim Kelly
Darlington Gun Works
Darlington, SC
(843) 393-3931

An excellent gunsmith that specializes in vintage doubleguns. He restocked Bo Whoop I to perfection, IMO.
Yes, Jim Kelly is a fine gunsmith. He has a young man working for him now and he is going to be a good gunsmith. The one huge problem with Darlington Gun Works is many months for your gun to be finished. February of 2020 I dropped of my hammer gun to have the loose rib fixed. October 2020 I drove to the shop and asked for my gun back. It was not fixed, first they could not find it and when they brought it out to me there was a half inch of dust and dirt on it. I was told turn around time is 6 to 10 months.
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Breck Gorman in Beaufort SC. 804-357-3404. He does refinish work on Damascus and can measure barrels as well I think. Give him a call. Cant hurt or breck.gorman@gmail.com

I would think, without looking, this could be a drive down and drop off adventure.
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Yes, Jim Kelly is a fine gunsmith. He has a young man working for him now and he is going to be a good gunsmith. The one huge problem with Darlington Gun Works is many months for your gun to be finished. February of 2020 I dropped of my hammer gun to have the loose rib fixed. October 2020 I drove to the shop and asked for my gun back. It was not fixed, first they could not find it and when they brought it out to me there was a half inch of dust and dirt on it. I was told turn around time is 6 to 10 months.
Thanks for the detail on Darlington. David
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Breck Gorman in Beaufort SC. 804-357-3404. He does refinish work on Damascus and can measure barrels as well I think. Give him a call. Cant hurt or breck.gorman@gmail.com

I would think, without looking, this could be a drive down and drop off adventure.
Mr Hering thanks for this referral. David
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Mr Hering thanks for this referral. David
You are welcome. Hope you get it measured. Good shooting.
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