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Parker last won the day on October 12 2016

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  • Birthday 08/20/1955

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    Somewhere in New Jersey
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    Hunting, fishing, all types of target shooting (I.E. high power, skeet and trap, sporting clays, NRA Bullseye) reloading, shooting fine doubles (and wishing for more,) upland bird hunting.
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  1. That crossbolt safety appeared around 1983. There are "delete" kits sold by Ranger Point Precision and a fellow in Wisconsin if you want to remove it from your Marlin. Replacement Kit for the Marlin Cross (leverguns.com)
  2. Want a more modern lever action that' still made, that’s a bit on the non-traditional side, then get a Browning BLR. Easily takes modern optics, comes in short and long actions and is chambered in modern standard and magnum cartridges.
  3. Old article but timely for this thread. It will be interesting to see what Ruger produces, and if they offer any additional chamberings. The Marlin 336: What Does the Future Hold for this Classic Lever Action? | Field & Stream (fieldandstream.com)
  4. You're going to have to drill this front sight for the taper pins, and you better hope they line up with the original cuts already in the barrel AND it looks a true 90 degrees. Order the JP front sight instead. The set screws usually align with the taper pin holes on the underside of the barrel.
  5. Looks like a Blaser-sponsored safari. My suspicions are forever confirmed. Wayne LaPierre can never hold a candle to Selby, Capstick or Ruark. What a putz.
  6. Some Winchester 37's in pristine shape are fetching a lot more than $300 today.
  7. Do you have the magnum receiver & barrel (3" shells) while shooting 2 3/4" shells? 20's operate at higher pressures because of the bore size. The 1100 has had a reputation as a reliable gun with a long track record. Sketchy ammo is always a suspect. Maybe you have a rough chamber?
  8. Standard 1100 barrel with 2 3/4" chamber? These should function well with standard 12 ga. loads from 1 oz. to 1 5/8 oz. loads. Light 1 oz. reloads work fine in my 11-87 (same gas system, only it handles 2 3/4" & 3" shells) provided I keep pressures above 7,500PSI per the load data in the manual. Do you clean out the gas ports on the underside of the barrel? Those should be cleaned with the appropriate sized drill bit often or after a heavy shooting session. Orientation of the piston seal, piston and barrel seal (O-ring) on the magazine tube are also important. I see too many people orient these parts incorrectly. Rather than plagiarize, this is a good article on the 1100: https://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/gunsmithing_st_1100loads_200808/100259
  9. For informal clays, just about any shotgun will do. Only when you get into the games (skeet, trap, sporting clays) does sophistication and design come into play. Here's a quick read on barrel length, and when and where they are best used. Folks have their personal favorites, but you'll get the idea quickly once you start to shoot regularly. https://www.braysisland.com/life-in-the-field/shotgun-barrel-length
  10. I found this article interesting. Crazy times are upon us, but a market that's been stagnant for a while seems to be seeing an uptick in prices. Fueled by the bidding sites? Who knows. Here's one person's observation: http://www.dogsanddoubles.com/2021/02/its-time-to-sell-the-gun-markets-hot-again/
  11. You need to purchase the trigger guard if you can find one. That screws in to the first hole just forward of the double-triggers in the picture your provided. You will need the machine screw that holds the trigger plate to the frame. (That goes in the hole the string tag is looped through.) Then you'll need the machine screw that goes through the trigger guard to the tang of the receiver, and a wood screw that ties in the trigger guard to the stock. Hope this helps.
  12. Colt has been producing firearms for 175 years. I suspect the various models produced over the years have Colt collectors down in their basements right now rubbing their hands with glee. In other firearm acquisition news, Beretta acquired Holland & Holland earlier this month. https://www.internationalsportsman.com/beretta-purchases-holland-holland/
  13. The trigger guard is usually threaded at the front of the bow to screw into the bottom of the trigger plate. (You can see that in the link I sent from gunpartscorp.com. Some have a thread or two, some have more, other's a simple quarter or half-turn thread. Screws go behind the trigger bow into the stock. There may be one wood screw, one metal screw to the frame top strap, or two wood screws. Every double is different is some small way.
  14. Enough info right there: Full Choke. (About .624" exit diameter) 16 ga. bore diameter is: .667"
  15. Nice, clean older Mossberg. Walnut stock too and in great shape.
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