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Unread 05-18-2024, 07:26 AM   #11
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Hi Craig,

The gun is righteous, I forwarded a lot of original info from original owner's family. The sad part is that there are at least two crappy fakes out there. It is Gough signed as well. At one time it lived with four Whitworth Beckers where it stood proud. A killer gun in all respects.
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Unread 05-18-2024, 11:34 AM   #12
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Here is one of the "tribute guns" seen at a Vintage Cup years ago --

30051 FE-HE 01 (2).jpg

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Hi Craig,

The gun is righteous, I forwarded a lot of original info from original owner's family. The sad part is that there are at least two crappy fakes out there. It is Gough signed as well. At one time it lived with four Whitworth Beckers where it stood proud. A killer gun in all respects.
Thanks Tom I appreciate your input, killer gun for sure. I would love to just handle it some day. For a duck hunting nut that loves HE's it was great to discover it's existence.
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Let me chime in:

An early famed gun, early 'Ansley' style FE engraving with contemporary embellishments to enhance profit, serial number from late Phila. production FE, that was later found with the original family. Should not have been renumbered, not fair to the original gun, nor the collecting fraternity, and most likely not legal. Talking about the mentioned 'Tribute Gun', not the outstanding FHE shown in Josh's incredible book. Ok, maybe I am an old curmudgeon!

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Fantastic book for sure. The photography and descriptions are outstanding.

Very well done Josh from a very happy customer.
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I'm a little surprised that Parker collectors have not commented about the collection or an individual Parker in the EK collection. I'm so appreciative Mr. Kline shared his collection and was the driving force regarding the publication of the book. Most will never own even one of Mr. Klein's Parkers but it sure is entertaining.
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I hope they're not all gone.
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There’s still some available.
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What I enjoyed seeing is that not all of the guns are “perfect”. They have signs of use, some warts and flaws that are all honest. Sometimes you see collections where every gun is perfect and the viewer is supposed to believe that they are untouched.

The quality of the photography really shows the hand made element of the guns, especially in the engraving.
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As for Craig's question about Parker guns of interest in the book, I can't get the du Bray BH 28 gauge (straight/splinter, two triggers) out of my mind. Oh, to carry a gun like that after some wild Bobs!
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