General Parker Knowledge

  1. Need a gunsmith?
  2. How can I join the Parker Gun Collectors Association?
  3. Do you know any place to shoot?
  4. Do I need a license to buy or sell a firearm?
  5. How can I get good detailed pictures of my Parker without a professional studio?
  6. Look up gun terms in a gun dictionary.
  7. What do they mean when they refer to a "wall hanger"?
  8. When was my Parker made?
  9. Should I restore my Parker to like new?
  10. What are the differences in shot sizes?
  11. How did Parker Bros. pattern their guns?
  12. What are chokes and why do I need to know?
  13. What is "Jug Choking"?
  14. How do I test for point of impact (POI) on a double gun?
  15. Will I damage my Parker if I dry fire it?
  16. What are the differences between twist and damascus barrels?
  17. What do the markings under the barrels mean?
  18. What does the "Kf" mark on the underside of the barrel, located on the barrel flats mean?
  19. What is the 'P' in the Parker reproduction serial number?
  20. What is a 12A or a 12B gauge shotgun shell?
  21. What exactly are "chrome lined barrels"?
  22. What can I use to protect against corrosion?
  23. Learning About the Parker Gun
  24. Learning about damascus.
  25. What are mullered boarders?

Parker Collecting

  1. What is the best way to learn about Parker shotguns?
  2. What is my Parker worth?
  3. Is my shotgun a Parker?
  4. How do I know if my Parker has been repaired?
  5. How do I know my Parker barrels have been cut in length?
  6. What are barrel keels?
  7. Thoughts on safe barrel wall thickness.
  8. Thoughts on Parker Stock Finish.
  9. Is my Parker Beavertail Forend original?
  10. What are the differences between Parkers with extractors and ejectors?
  11. How can I determine the grade of my Parker?
  12. What is frame size?
  13. How does someone '"ring" a barrel to determine if ribs are loose?
  14. How can I tell if my Parker vent rib is original from the factory?
  15. Did Parker make single triggers?

Parker Maintenance and Repair 

  1. What is the best way to ship my Parker to a gunsmith or FFL holder.
  2. How do I properly remove screws?
  3. What do I do about "buggered" screw slots?
  4. How to get the proper index when working with Parker screw heads.
  5. How do I remove the stock?
  6. How do I remove a Trojan forend?
  7. I Can't get my forend back on, what is wrong?  
  8. How should I store my Parker?
  9. How do I clean my Parker?
  10. How do I take special care for a high quality Parker?
  11. How do I care for my Parker gun case?
  12. How do I disassemble my Hammerless Parker?
  13. How do I disassemble my Parker Hammer gun?
  14. How can an oil soaked stock be reconditioned?
  15. My stock is split at the head, what can I do?
  16. See a slideshow of some serious stock repair!
  17. What is "Off Face"?
  18. Loose ribs, what is that?
  19. Does anyone know how to adjust or repair a single selective trigger on my Parker?
  20. How do I maintain damascus barrels?
  21. How are the front beads attached to the gun barrel?
  22. What is the factory trigger pull set to? 
  23. How do I get the top lever back to the center position after barrel removal?

Parker Research

  1. Will a PGCA letter on my gun tell me who the original owner was?
  2. What information can I get in a PGCA research letter?
  3. How are PGCA research letter done?
  4. What do original Parker Bros, order book entries look like?
  5. What do original Parker Bros. stock book entries look like?
  6. What does a Parker Bros. hang tag look like?


  1. Know all the TSA rules traveling with a firearms and ammunition.
  2. What do I need to know when traveling from state to state with a gun?
  3. Is international travel all that difficult?
  4. Don't always shoot the snake!

Miscellaneous Fun Stuff

  1. Wilde Game Recipes 
  2. Upland Authors & Illustrators 
  3. Parker Bros booklet, "The Small Bore Shot Gun"




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) directed to the Forum:

PGCA forum FAQ's about threads and posts. 

PGCA forum FAQ'a about User Profile.

PGCA forum FAQ's about reading and posting messages.  


Want to learn how to post your picture on the PGCA forum? Watch the videos below....  

Here are two links to video's how to post pictures to the Parker forum:

  1. Shows how to get a picture that is to large to upload resized so it will.
  2. Shows how to upload a picture into a forum thread.