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Offline utseabee

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Help with ID of maker
« on: December 05, 2023, 02:30:59 PM »


   We are trying to figure out who made this rifle. This is the only picture that I have right now.
Does anyone know this signature? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2023, 02:06:49 PM »
Here's a few pictures of the rifle.













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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2023, 02:09:31 PM »




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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2023, 04:42:44 PM »
Very artistic rifle! But my guess doesnít match the signature.
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2023, 10:59:54 PM »
I'm with Rich. My guess was Jim Parker, but not his signature. Beautifully done Lehigh rifle!
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2023, 08:39:46 PM »
Nice bunch of "parts" pictures, but no "rifle" pictures. :(
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2024, 02:30:23 AM »
This rifle was made buy a great individual, friend and builder Louie M. Parker in 1990
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2024, 04:06:12 AM »
This rifle was made buy a great individual, friend and builder Louie M. Parker in 1990
Mac
Is it a copy of an original?

Thatís certainly not Louieís signature on the barrel??

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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2024, 07:00:32 PM »
This looks like a original barrel by the signature. Louies full name is Louie Ray Parker. Sometimes he signed L. P. Great looking rifle. Jim Parker likes using the three crosses.

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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2024, 07:21:11 PM »
[quote author=Mac
This rifle was made buy a great individual, friend and builder Louie M. Parker in 1990


Mac,  I think the one your thinkiing about is an Adam Herman Rupp style Louie Parker made in the early niineties . If I remember correctly  it had a dome style patch box lid .  I have a picture of it somewhere or at least did have.   Jim
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2024, 12:41:03 AM »

I stand corrected, found some text on in side of PB lid "Birth of a Nation" a name I miss read as Louie and a date of 1990.
Not having any luck posting the image of it, will keep trying
It will be  at the Carlisle show this weekend.

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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2024, 04:05:42 AM »
 This piece has more creative features than most any rifle that you will ever see. The buttplate return is the patchbox release. I thought that maybe the wood had shrunk back because there is a 1/32Ē gap along the return. Nope itís there by design.
 This piece has inlays inside the ramrod groove.
 The inlays in the buttstock are amazingly intricate.
 The lock appears to be hand made.
 I believe this was made by someone who had experience in gun making and understood longrifle architecture and design while having an extremely creative side. This one was likely made in the 60s or early to mid 70s.
 I call these ultra contemporary. A definite modern take on a traditional style.










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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2024, 03:52:03 AM »
 It seems that this gun was made and owned by Lawrence Kaufka and possibly ending the mystery. At any rate, this interesting piece will now call Stoner Creek home. Iím going to pull the barrel on Sunday and see what else that I can learn!!
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2024, 04:11:11 PM »
Beautiful piece,congratulations!

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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2024, 06:12:56 PM »
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This one was likely made in the 60s or early to mid 70s.
That guy was light years ahead of everybody else. Where did he live?
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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2024, 04:52:01 AM »
Pennsylvania. Eastern Pennsylvania.
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2024, 07:52:15 PM »
I took the barrel out this morning (no markings) but saw something else totally different to me. Bent (intentionally) and tapered barrel pins.  Maybe it was done before but this is my first experience with them. Ya donít want to lose those things!


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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2024, 10:02:33 PM »
   Stoner you did very well acquiring this super fine firearm. Impressive indeed.

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« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2024, 10:26:43 PM »
Thank you sir!
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« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2024, 11:29:31 PM »
A unique gun and thanks for showing it to me at the Cumberland Show. Odd at first, but the more it is studied, the better it gets. Let us know when you get tired of it.
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2024, 02:11:43 AM »
OK, I'll bite. How do you drill a bent hole for a bent pin and why would you want to? ???
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2024, 04:04:23 AM »
I guess I assumed the bent pins happened because of stock movement?
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« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2024, 04:12:14 AM »
No, this was intended. The bend is up and down. I can only opine that the maker wanted the pins to come out of the stock in a specific place.
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2024, 05:27:45 PM »
Ok smarty. Drill me a vertical u shaped hole. ;) if you learn how to do it it could become a Wayne-ism. 8)
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Re: Help with ID of maker
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2024, 07:04:55 PM »
   Mike you know Wayne likes a challenge so don't be surprised...
  I got tons of confidence in the big guy.. Besides never say never..