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TABING
October 17, 2000, 09:17 AM
I recently had my Parker restocked and the original buttplate didn't match up to the new blank (took over a year to find the blank). the smith said it was worth something, but how much I don't know.
What would such an item be worth?

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TABING
October 26, 2000, 10:30 AM
BTTT

Oldlightning
November 1, 2000, 10:50 PM
Greetings from Texas. I have bought several Parker buttplates over time, and nice ones will sell from 10-25 dollars, maybe a bit more for a really good one. They turn up every so often in boxes of other buttplates cut off during the %&$&*^ buttpad addition, I've picked up several from old gunsmiths.
There are a couple different styles, differing mainly in the top spur and the artwork of the dog, and what he's got in his mouth. All are worth about the same.
If you decide to get rid of it, let me know. I've got a really nice GH Grade, but the plate is fairly worn from many, many trips to the shoulder. This might make a good replacement if it will fit the stock properly. Thanks, OL

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TABING
November 4, 2000, 05:27 AM
Thanks for the info. For that much money I think I'll just keep it as a momento of all the dove, quail and rabbits it's taken. I would have never restocked the gun but the original stock was broken when it got stepped on during a settlement argument with the "ex".
As mentioned above it took some time to find a semi-inletted repacement, $110. great wood though, and $500. for a master smith (Frank Wells of Tucson AZ) to fit, checker, and finish it. Great job, it looks beautiful, and though expensive, I didn't mind as I've had the gun since 1957, it was a gift, so now I have $610. in it, not bad for a Parker. Made in 1905, the barrels had been cut down to 27 inches before I got it.

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