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Unread 11-18-2023, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi I am a new member and I am NEW to collecting and learning about Parkers. I have a P grade with some ornate engravings and a Damascus barrel. Did the P grades have much engravings generally speaking? I checked the water table its marked with a P. Thank you !
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Pictures would help as P grades had minimal engraving
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I am trying to figure out how to upload the Parker P grade engravings will do asap. Its a Damascus barrel and its hammer less.
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"A" barrel? or Barrels?
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Is it a hammer gun or hammerless?

Does it say Damascus Steel on the top rib?

The P or Grade 1 in either configuration would normally have had either Twist or Laminated Steel.



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Is it a hammer gun or hammerless?

Does it say Damascus Steel on the top rib?

The P or Grade 1 in either configuration would normally have had either Twist or Laminated Steel.
Your post is a little confusing. A 'P' grade is a Grade one, but the inverse isn't necessarily so. I have never seen a grade 1 hammer gun with a P on the watertable, nor have I seen a P grade with anything but 'Twist' or 'Parker Steel' barrels.
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When I get home from deer camp I will post pics of both hammerless and hammer Grade 1 guns with Laminated Steel barrels.





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Edgar, a mutual friend acquired a20 ga. Hammergun late production that had a P on the water table
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It won't be the last time I was wrong, and I'm pretty sure it wasn't the first either.

edit: TPS has an asterisk under 'laminated' to indicate there were, in fact, 20.
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Edgar, are you looking in the Grades section for both hammerless and hammer guns?





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