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Old 09-15-2018, 10:08 PM   #1
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I’ve never owned an Ilion Parker or handled any that I’m aware of . Anyway is there a noticeable difference in quality , fit or finish ?
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Probably the most noticeable difference is the thickness of the wrist. Not nearly as fine and ergonomically agreeable to the hand as the Meriden Parkers were made.

I like the Ilion Parkers very much but to me, they just seem to lack something intangible though the fit and finish is all there. It's like something, I don't know just what, but something, didn't make the trip from Meriden to Ilion......







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A fellow I know is bringing a VH 16 in for my consideration . And the gun was made in Ilion so was just wondering .
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I have a few Remington guns that I hunt with. They usually have better stock dimensions and nicer wood then the older guns. I seem to gravitate towards the Ilion guns.
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True about the figure of the wood. It’s like Remington only used straight grain American walnut on the Trojan and the grades 0, 1, 2, 3 each got wood with figure that Meriden would have used for at least the next higher grade.






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Here is 241,601 , the last C in the records. Itís an under 7 lb 12ga, thin wrist, delicate checkering , a fast upland gun at IC and Mod. I have been privileged to be its caretaker for many years.

Years ago I was offered GHE 241,602 , a 20ga. It was a stretch financially and I passed it by, to my regret now. It was a very nice gun.

If a Remington Parker comes your way, think seriously about it.
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All things being equal I don't think there is any difference in value. My favorites are the Damascus barreled guns.
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Are Parker Reproís more like Meriden or Ilion Parkers in their craftsmanship and finer details?
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I own one Illion Parker now and hope to add some more. There was a GH on a half frame a few months ago I really wanted

The quality seems pretty high to my eye.
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The Parker Reproductions were exact copies of high condition Ilion Parkers that Mr. Skueuse sent to Japan to be duplicated.

So - they look like Remington Parkers in almost every way but the manufacturing procedure was nothing like the processes used by Remington.





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