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Re: 24" Specialties
Posted by stanley on August 14, 2017, 2:53 pm, in reply to "Re: 24" Specialties"
Not sure this is helpful, but I saw a documented 20 gauge Parker with 24 inch barrels which was restocked by Jim Kelly; the last ask I saw was $49k. I don't remember the grade, but that's a lot of premium for short barrels. He told me that when he got the gun, it was metal in a box. He was able to document not only the 24 inch barrels, but also the dimensions and a cheek piece, and he replicated it. This may have been the only documented Parker 20 with 24 inch barrels. I don't think Jim will do Smith stock work any more, but you of course know he did the stock work on Bo Whoop, and you know what it sold for. Maybe the point is that if the gun is otherwise rare/unique/interesting enough, a well-done replacement stock is not going to destroy value.