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This is a family heirloom at least to me. It belonged to my grandfather who bought it from a local butcher in a little town west of Chicago in the 1920's or 30's. It has a crack in the wrist area where the wood is at it's weakest. It's not a real fancy one kind of in between the field model and the next grade. I had it appraised at about $3200 7yrs. ago. My question is this does anyone know anyone doing this kind of work who wouldn't do a hack job, and reasonably priced. I'd like to get done for my dad. I know it's accounted for many pheasants up there. I'd like for him to able to shoot it some, although I know he won't shoot it much. OK! I'd like to shoot it too. :)
 

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Is it just cracked or does it actually need to be REPLACED ... ??? Wood missing?
 

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I think it's missing a small piece in that area. I had it out at my Dads about 2 years ago. I remember that I wouldn't want to shoot it as is.
 

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i would try to find a parker forum and see if you cant locate someone that restores and repairs parkers or older double guns. Parkers have a great collector value on them and it would be a shame to modify it only to have it affect the value. There are quite a few options that can be done to repair it that would not depeciate the value. I would not take that type of gun to a general gunsmith i would find someone that specializes in stock repair.

OH by the way post some pics of it... we love looking at gun pics
 

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ftsibley said:
i would try to find a parker forum and see if you cant locate someone that restores and repairs parkers or older double guns. Parkers have a great collector value on them and it would be a shame to modify it only to have it affect the value. There are quite a few options that can be done to repair it that would not depeciate the value. I would not take that type of gun to a general gunsmith i would find someone that specializes in stock repair.

OH by the way post some pics of it... we love looking at gun pics
Good advise -- professional repair over replace any day ... unless you can get another "original stock" which would probably cost much, much more than you would be willing to let go ...
 

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If I replaced the stock I would still keep the old one anyway, if for no other reasons the character and history it entails.
 

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I would say if your just looking to repair for looks then get it fixed.. But if you want to use it, a new stock might not be a bad option. Check with Remington.. I think they now own the Parker Gun line. You may be able to get a stock from them at a reasonable price.
 

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I would say if your just looking to repair for looks then get it fixed.. But if you want to use it, a new stock might not be a bad option. Check with Remington.. I think they now own the Parker Gun line. You may be able to get a stock from them at a reasonable price.
It hasn't been shot in 30 plus years and mechanically it's sound. It's just begging to be shot. I think it would make a great dove gun. I first have to convince my dad to let my borrow it to do all this. I just hate to see a grand old gun relagated to safe status or wall hanger for the stock. I fixed his model 1900 Winchester 22 pump, and grandpa's model 12 20 gauge so I'm hoping to convince him to trust me to get this one fixed as well.
 

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There are people that can take your stock and fix it even if there is wood missing and you will not see the repair, they are not around here, look at at the parker site or the l.c. smith collectors assoc site and they can direct you to a proper repair site, the cost of repairs will be far less than restocking and will not diminish the value of a fine shotgun, good luck.
 
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