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Parker last won the day on October 12 2016

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About Parker

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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. Some Winchester 37's in pristine shape are fetching a lot more than $300 today.
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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/
  6. 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.
  7. 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/
  8. 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.
  9. Enough info right there: Full Choke. (About .624" exit diameter) 16 ga. bore diameter is: .667"
  10. Nice, clean older Mossberg. Walnut stock too and in great shape.
  11. PS - You'll probably need the two screws behind the trigger bow as well unless you already have them. Some parts may be scarce for this.
  12. Ithaca Manier model hammerless, made from 1906-1908. Does your model have Damascus or fluid steel barrels? This is what you need to look for: https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1002000
  13. The playing field becomes muddied even more; Marlin's, then Remlin's, now Ruglin's!
  14. A similar fate happened to Winchester when they cheapened their bolt action & lever guns in 1964. Anything "pre-64 Winchester" commands a premium today. Sad too that Savage 99's went out of production. A clearly superior lever gun incorporating a novel rotary magazine allowing controlled-round feed for spitzer bullets, with a striker-fired action that could handle high-pressure bottleneck cartridges. It was ahead of its time. Luckily there's plenty of JM Marlin's out there still.
  15. A 16 ga. built on Mossberg's 12 ga. frame. 60's shotgun, pre-68 as others have noted. Probably has a single action bar for the slide. Could have a fixed choke or C-Lect adj. choke at the muzzle. Would generate excitement on http://www.16ga.com/forum/index.php if it was clean and had a walnut stock which many had. But it's certainly not a rarity or collector's item. The 16 ga. is okay if you roll your own, otherwise the right ammo is tough to find, and still doesn't come in as many variations as the more popular 12 or 20. It's become a reloader's proposition.
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