We hope you enjoy this multi-part blog series on the restoration of a 1921 Parker BHE 12 gauge shotgun. Do you have questions about the process of gun restoration? Feel free to ask in the comments section below, or drop us a line.
Day 1: Making a New Buttstock
Day 2: Fitting the Stock to the Receiver
Day 3: Fitting the Skeleton Buttplate
Parker BHE 12 Gauge Restoration: The Full Process
Days 1-3: making a new buttstock, fitting the stock to the receiver, fitting the skeleton buttplate
Days 4-6: last day of inletting, polishing the barrels, inletting the gold shield
Days 7-9: re-cutting the barrel engraving, polishing the action, rust bluing the barrels
Days 10-12: stock refinishing, checkering the buttstock, finishing up the checkering
Days 13-15: engraving, re-cutting, re-assembly
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I really enjoyed seeing you go through the steps of a Re-Stocking. Beautiful work.!!!..I see you are using a Don Allen machine.. I have his first Stock Machine ,still going strong. I have made many of Stocks, and even made furniture legs , the lists goes on..
Most of my work is Flintlock Rifles, and Pistols