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That's a splendid gun any way you look at it. My 1911 VH 30-inch was F/F and opened to IC/M for gunning over decoys. A glance at the flats and you'd think Jim Gary and Walter King stamped them yesterday. Plain as pudding but what a gun! Newf did a great job restocking it for me.

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If it is an original Parker stock, the serial number will be stamped in the wood under the trigger guard tang. A PGCA letter for forty bucks will give information about a wood upgrade, if original. I have a 16 gauge VH with a little bit of figure in the buttstock that is proved to be an original upgrade by a PGCA letter. However, my stock is nowhere near as nice as yours. Requests in Parker Brothers orders for nice wood are not unheard of. Get the letter.

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I ordered (tomorrow) the letter at your suggestion. I didn't remove the tang to check if the # is on it, and won't. Whatever, if it's a restock, the stocker did a helluva job.

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I agree.

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Interesting point about mechanics changing on lower grades. Lefevers lost the dolls head on DS and I grades, but still don't wear out. Any others whose mechanics change on the lower grades?


Parkers; They lost the Doll's Head on the Trojan. Not of course mechanical but the Trojan lost a lot of the frame sculpting as well, just not as good looking gun in many folks opinion.
DS & I Lefevers also lost the cocking indicators, though there have also been a few very high grades turn up without those as they didn't fit in well to the engraving pattern.


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