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#749611 - 02/14/06 02:50 AM Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
Carolina Shooter Offline
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I found what I thought might have been someones attempt at a Mauser spoterizing attempt. Cheap synthetic stock and a very old scope. Upon closer inspection the maker of barrel and action was Parker&Hale Birmingham, England. After researching this product for value it is clear that in a field of high priced rifles Parker & Hale and BSA have no where near the demand that A Holand and Holand or a Gibb. Please share your knowledge on what is wrong with this rifle?

http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976686933.htm


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#749612 - 02/14/06 04:08 AM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
Duckbill Offline
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If you're looking for an inexpensive hunting rifle or project rifle, BSA and Parker-Hale's are good candidates in my opinion. I have an old BSA Royal Featherweight in '06 and I used to have a BSA Majestic in 270 (got rid of it in lean times). They are neat rifles and not too pricey.
The best reference material I know of is a book called "Bolt Action Rifles" by Frank De Haas.
The gun in the link looks similar to the U-9 version of the BSA that was imported by Herters.

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#749613 - 02/14/06 04:35 AM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
Bob338 Offline
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Nothing "wrong" with them. They were built on the Spanish made Santa Barbara Mauser action. That Mauser action was considered on the low end of the Mausers by the Mauser lovers, possible because they were inexpensive. Don't know why they were. I have a custom 243 built on that action that is the most accurate rifle I own.
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#749614 - 02/14/06 06:18 AM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
pumpgun Offline
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I have a parker hale model 1200 I got new in 1970. It was in 30-06 and has since been customized into a 358 norma mag. It has allways been a fine rifle. tom
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#749615 - 02/14/06 04:29 PM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
Carolina Shooter Offline
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Ok Appreciate the input. One more bit of trivia. The barrell says 7mm. Would you guess this is the classic 7X57 or the magnum.
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#749616 - 02/14/06 05:37 PM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
bdan68 Offline
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Just being marked "7mm" it would have to be a 7x57.

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#749617 - 02/14/06 05:48 PM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
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"trigger assembly is made with a fine zinc-alunumium alloy.e.g. pot metal"; one batch of actions had a heat treatment problem like low numbered Springfields "they were supposed to have recalled them all"; everyone says they are very accurate.And don't lose the clip.Cheap,at a gunshow a couple of years ago I saw a NIB 30.06 deluxe being offered at about $200US.
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#749618 - 02/15/06 04:19 AM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
pumpgun Offline
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The early ones that were made in england are high quality. The ones that were put togather here in the states are the ones that have the bad rep. tom
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#749619 - 02/15/06 11:39 AM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
Fredrick Offline
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Registered: 07/05/02
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My father used one from 1975 to 1998 without any problems. He shot at least 20 moose with it before he changed to a new weatherby in 300 wby mag. Not a nice looking custom rifle, but a real workhorse.

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#749620 - 02/15/06 12:15 PM Re: Parker Hale Firearms: What do you know about them?
SamSteele Offline
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I hooked Yukoner up with one a little while ago from the local classifieds. PM him on it if you like. He seemed to like it.


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