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Old 07-02-2018, 08:25 PM   #11
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I need to find a way to see what it's worth. Any ideas because where I have been looking requires the Grade Stamp?
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At that time period, the lack of grade stamps is not uncommon. But, at that time, the grades were clearly defined, for the most part. The D indicates damascus barrels, which makes it at least a grade 2 gun.

Not necessarily Brian... and I'm looking at one Damascus tube and one Twist tube. That being the case, I think it would be a stretch to call it a grade 2.... I'd give it a grade 1. A grade 2 of that era should have ducks or prarie chickens engraved on the lock plates and a single bird in a round vignette on the bottom of the frame.





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Mr. Goodman - we need to see a clear picture of the checkering pattern of the forend please. Even very early on with four-digit serial numbers the forend checkering patterns differ significantly between grades (or dollar quality) 1, 2, and 3 Parkers.





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The amount of engraving and the breech ball shaping are right in line with a grade 2.

Lifters of that period did not start sculpting the breech balls until grade 2 guns.
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Mr. Goodman - we need to see a clear picture of the checkering pattern of the forend please. Even very early on with four-digit serial numbers the forend checkering patterns differ significantly between grades (or dollar quality) 1, 2, and 3 Parkers.





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No Leo - on the forend please. Although it may be worn even more than the grip and may be almost non-discernable now
The LPI of the grip area looks too coarse for a grade 2.





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The free space around the forend latch would seem to indicate Grade 2 checkering... but the coarse LPI seems to indicate otherwise. It looks to be about 14 LPI.

These early Parkers certainly are puzzling...





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Thank you very much, this somewhat steers me in the right direction. On to seek the value ��
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Thank you all, going to the next step, then it needs a new home.

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