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Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor
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Morley I own a Bros. sxs 12 ga. G2 mfg.1877.The

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Customer: ***** ***** Morley I own a Parker Bros. sxs 12 ga. G2 mfg.1877.The Serial#92431. I would like to get at the barrel lugs to find the frame size and weight and the Order number. I don't seem to be able to unhook the barrel set. Can you help me?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

That happens with Parkers from time to time if they sit too long unused. First try dry-firing the gun and see if that releases the barrels. If not, open the action and spray the hinge area with WD-40. It might need to sit for a while for the WD-40 to do its thing.

Let me know of those options work for you.

Philip

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will try that. The old gun ha s been fired , cleaned a nd put away. It is in super shape. I thought I had the barrels off a long time ago. Thank you, ***** ***** perhaps I missed a special trick. Thanks for your help
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 11 months ago.

Sometimes lubricants can glob up and cause the barrels to stick.

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