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Offline Dave Shooter

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Lifter
« on: March 08, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
Thought y'all might like a few pics of this older lady.









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Re: Lifter
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 08:53:59 AM »
Nice. I love those old splinter forearms.
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Re: Lifter
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 09:31:48 AM »
That is one fantastic looking DB, please more details i.e.:age ,manufacturer .etc,etc
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Offline Dave Shooter

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »
It's a Parker 12 gauge.  Barrels are quite thick, marked 4  8  for their weight, making me wonder if it was built as a duck gun.
IIRC, based on the foreend latch,  frontlifter, rebounding hammers, and patent dates of 1876 and 1878 it was likely built around 1885.

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 04:44:49 PM »
That's a great looking old shotgun Dave.   I'm still on the hunt for an inexpensive old rabbit ear to mess around with.   I don't suppose I could afford one as nice as your Parker.

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 04:48:41 PM »
The hammer guns don't seem to have gone as crazy with collector prices as the 20th century hammerless ones.

I've shot this one with black and also a Four-Tenner.


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Re: Lifter
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2017, 05:20:47 PM »
Sweeeet.

Maybe the degree of choke on the barrels might suggest an intended purpose?  I just don't know enough about such things.
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Re: Lifter
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2017, 06:15:04 PM »
I've got a hammerless Elsie I shoot bp and smokeless out of and a Lancaster with hammers I shoot bp out of.
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Re: Lifter
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2017, 06:35:48 PM »
Love the old hammer doubles! That Parker is nice. I used to own two hammer doubles, now just a 16 ga Riverside hammer double that I use with black powder.

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 07:21:06 PM »
Love the old hammer doubles! That Parker is nice. I used to own two hammer doubles, now just a 16 ga Riverside hammer double that I use with black powder.

I've got a 12 gauge Riverside Hammerless I'm pretty sure was made after Stevens took them over.
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Re: Lifter
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 07:47:23 PM »
Being new to shotguns, is the device in front of trigger guard the "lifer" that allows
the barrels to tilted ?
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Offline Dave Shooter

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2017, 06:00:08 AM »
Yes, that is how you unlock the barrels and open the gun.

The tang mounted thumb lever to break open a fixed breach gun is almost universal today, but there have been numerous different ways to do that over the years.

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Re: Lifter
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 04:52:06 AM »
Love it !
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