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Unread 12-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #1
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I have a grade 7 hammerless pigeon gun made from witworth fluid steel. it's an awesome gun in shop table condition but very worn otherwise. It's missing the buttplate and it's from my great grandfather. Made in 1897 I believe serial number 87449. Curious about restoration and value and all. I was told this site was better to talk to for this and appreciate the help. Also please tell me what pictures would be best such as close up of gold shield etc.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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#87,449 is a Grade 7 gun. Any and all pictures would contribute to a reply evaluating its worth on today's market.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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Ill get pictures up next post, and i dont really want to sell it. But even though i plan on keeping it i still dont want to hurt the value.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 06:46 PM   #4
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Pictures (close as possible and in focus) should include the butt stock, the end of the buttstock, all sides of the receiver, the flats of the receiver, the forend, the bottom of the barrel flats including the lug, the rib inscription, and the end of the rib where it meets the end of the barrels (looking down from the top.) Also take an accurate measurement of the barrel length.

Your one lucky guy to have such a gun and a family heirloom to boot!
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Unread 12-28-2011, 06:54 PM   #5
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Yes, pictures please. If you have a grade 7 Parker, you need to join the PGCA.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 07:28 PM   #6
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Im almost done with the pictures but i think a fairly rough measurement of the barrel length is 28.5 inches.
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Unread 12-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #7
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Here are some of the pictures:

















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Unread 12-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #8
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Here are the rest, let me know if i did something wrong, im relatively new to guns so i may have taken the wrong pictures



















Its in ruff shape..
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Unread 12-28-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
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Do you have pics of the muzzle end?

PS. Get a research letter. You say it's in rough shape but I think it looks awesome.
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What is a research letter? And you mean like this?



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