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    Parker Rifling - Does it still happen ?

    Parker Rifling - Does it still happen in the UK ?
    I know at one time it was a common practice here.
    Thank you

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    I believe Armalon bought the entire PH barrel forging set up?

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    As in having a fullbore (or shot out smallbore) rifle relined with a .22 R/F barrel?

    Yes. Very much so. In fact I know of a couple of rifles done in the last ten years.

    Not, i would add, by either Parker-Hale or A J Parker, but the same process.

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    I had my rook rifle "Parker Rifled", but in 32-20, rather than .22LR.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry mac View Post
    I had my rook rifle "Parker Rifled", but in 32-20, rather than .22LR.
    That sounds like a really interesting rifle , what action is it built on ? A Martini ? By the way , I have a weakness for Rook rifles in any form .

    AB

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberta boy View Post
    That sounds like a really interesting rifle , what action is it built on ? A Martini ? By the way , I have a weakness for Rook rifles in any form .

    AB
    It's a Holland & Holland "7 Guinea" rifle. It's a break open action with a side lever and central hammer. Originally it was made as a .295/.300, but the bore was just about rusted out, so I asked a gunsmith friend to reline it for me. The liner he used was a turned down .303 barrel.


    If I've got the it right, the pic above shows a similar rifle to the one I own, but mine has an ejector.
    (Photo courtesy of "Mick's Guns web site)
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    I can't access the picture , but I know what you have . I'm envious , it sounds like the perfect woods rifle for small game . At one time Rook rifles were available quite often around here , but I haven't seen one for sale in years . I have an older Martini Cadet action in the shop that I've been thinking of installing a 38 Special barrel on , but a 32-20 would probably make a better small game cartridge . Definitely food for thought .

    AB

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    AB, the same gunsmith who re-lined mine also built himself a 32-20 double rifle on an old Midland S x S .410. It's a gorgeous little rifle and a fitting legacy to him. RIP.
    If you saw that, you'd certainly be jealous.
    You can't say muntjac without saying, Mmmmmm.

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    Wow , a SXS Rook rifle , that would definitely be something ! There was a Gunsmith out here , from Birmingham originally , who built double rifles on Browning BSS shotgun frames . I handled one he built in 45/70 , it was gorgeous . Sadly , he passed away a few years ago . There aren't many left who can do that type of work anymore .

    AB

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