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kennymo
08-08-2016, 01:24 PM
Who's got one?

I've been picking away at this PH in .270 Winchester for a bit of fun. Bought for near peanuts, it was missing the floorplate, follower and magazine spring, and the trigger was quite broken. As well, I found a bunch of small cracks in need of repair within the stock. It's coming together, just mounted an old but near pristine Bushnell Sportview 4x that was kicking about the basement, then it's ordering a trigger assembly and we'll be off to the range. If it shows some potential, I'll likely glass bed it and refinish the stock, as well as replace the ill fitting recoil pad. Oh, this one was put together in October of '82 according to the felt marker underneath the butt...

http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w534/kennymo81/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7xe6a3jq.jpg (http://s1328.photobucket.com/user/kennymo81/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps7xe6a3jq.jpg.html)

But it got me wondering. These were pretty decent and reasonably popular hunting rifles in their day, still see the odd one at every gun show, so who's still got one to show off? Is it one of the 98 Mauser versions like mine? Or the 1903 Springfield based one? Maybe we'll even see a few of the Lee Enfield sporter conversions.....

BrotherRockeye
08-08-2016, 04:40 PM
I have had a few over the years but not at present.
Shot my first Mulie with one in 30/06.

Zedbra
08-09-2016, 09:45 PM
I have a 1974 1200C in 7mm MAG that I use every year for hunting moose/deer/bear; still shoots great. Those sloppy Mauser bolts will work no matter how dirty the rifle gets.

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Zedbra/MIsc/Private/20150820_185441_zpsg06yx4tr.jpg (http://s459.photobucket.com/user/Zedbra/media/MIsc/Private/20150820_185441_zpsg06yx4tr.jpg.html)

DIYGUNKITS
11-17-2016, 04:32 PM
Ive been lusting after a few on various for sale forums, but never found a reason to pull the trigger (pun intended) I hear theyre very nice guns and some of them have premium barrels

pitw
11-19-2016, 12:43 PM
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GunDude
02-22-2017, 01:55 PM
I bought one from "The Gun Dealer" in NB, for fairly cheep. I've fixed up the dented and peeling stock, put a new rear sight on it as the old one was missing, and replaced the front sight hood. After all this I made some .308 handloads and found out it was sub MOA at 100m.

Right now I'm struggling to find a magazine for it, as the old one ducks and doesn't feed right. Thinking about trying to convert it too a swinging floor plate

kennymo
02-22-2017, 02:04 PM
I bought one from "The Gun Dealer" in NB, for fairly cheep. I've fixed up the dented and peeling stock, put a new rear sight on it as the old one was missing, and replaced the front sight hood. After all this I made some .308 handloads and found out it was sub MOA at 100m.

Right now I'm struggling to find a magazine for it, as the old one ducks and doesn't feed right. Thinking about trying to convert it too a swinging floor plate

Brownells (and others) stock Mauser 98 detachable magazine conversions. Might be worth a look to see how similar they are to the Parker Hale one. They've been out of business long enough that the mags would likely be a gun show only proposition.

GunDude
02-22-2017, 02:41 PM
I will take a look, thanks.

Drache
02-22-2017, 02:56 PM
I still have the one my grandfather left me. Parker Hale Safari in .308 Norma Magnum. Actual military Mauser receiver so one of the early models compared to the Mauser copy receivers.

Codyg14
02-22-2017, 03:09 PM
Took a nice white tail with a 1200c in 30.06 last year. Great shooting rifle. Sold it to fund a different rifle and still have the spare mag

GunDude
02-22-2017, 03:22 PM
PM sent.

jackrabbit000
04-30-2017, 08:09 AM
I have a 1974 1200C in 7mm MAG that I use every year for hunting moose/deer/bear; still shoots great. Those sloppy Mauser bolts will work no matter how dirty the rifle gets.

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Zedbra/MIsc/Private/20150820_185441_zpsg06yx4tr.jpg (http://s459.photobucket.com/user/Zedbra/media/MIsc/Private/20150820_185441_zpsg06yx4tr.jpg.html)

Exact same gun and year that I have but in .270 Win. Mine is topped with a 3-9x Redfield Accutrac Widefield scope.

Camo tung
04-30-2017, 11:17 AM
Exact same gun and year that I have but in .270 Win. Mine is topped with a 3-9x Redfield Accutrac Widefield scope.

Pretty popular, I have the same one too - in 30-06.

LB303
04-30-2017, 11:36 AM
.303 PH conversion done in the 60's. Mf'd by London Small Arms in 1918, mustered out of NZ for reproofing. How it ended up here is likely to remain a mystery. Nice bore, matching numbers. The stock has a few dings but that's life. The slip-on pad is more to adjust for my orangutan arms than my shoulder... I'm a recoil junkie

BgBlkDg
05-04-2017, 12:46 PM
P-H made some rifles on FN actions and while rather basic in look and finish, these are good rifles. Then, in the early 1960s, they bought from Brno Arms, the last stock of the single finest sporting bolt actions ever made. the rare and legendary ZG-47.

They built rifles in several chamberings on these, their "Hussar" model and used a rather gross "California style" stock, BUT, very good barrels and some were in .308Norma and 7x61S&H. I would pay serious coin for one without the divots some idiots drilled into the flat tops and I prefer these to my P-64 Mod. 70s, two Dakota 76s and FNs.

So, find an OLD one, pre-1968ish and you have a FINE rifle. The later ones, I have seen too many issues with these and avoid them, especially the Santa Barbara actioned models.

hunter
05-07-2017, 03:47 PM
I have one in 7mm mag. that I bought used in 80"s. It has made many miles on my shoulder and has taken elk, moose, deer and bear. Some at fair long range. Had a Bushnell scope chief on it when I got it, don't recall having to adjust for many years. Had a hair trigger when I got it but they are adjustable, only other thing was to work on the three clips so they fed smooth.
At my age it is a keeper.

Cody1771
05-07-2017, 11:00 PM
i have one in 30.06, it's a Parker Hale Alpine. probably my favorite rifle. I bedded it into a Boyds stock because the original wasn't very nice, and use a CDI detachable box mag.

M1917 Enfield
05-08-2017, 12:26 AM
Parker Hale rifles have always been good reliable, well made rifles with excellent factory lapped barrels except for their late in the game (not long before they folded) Midland model 1000, Frankenstein rifles that was built on a abomination of a poorly and rough finished, cast steel, Spanish made hybrid Mauser type action with a WW2 surplus M1903A3 wartime made Springfield bolt and cheap beech wood stock.

Parker Hale had acquired Midland Gun Company many years before and used their name to sell their economy models like these in the late 1970's and 1980's until they went out of business in about 1985!

Those rifles should be avoided if possible. All the other PH rifles are good decent, reliable and accurate hunting rifles.

https://www.gunwatch.co.uk/system/images/14430/large/image.jpg?1368642625

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road kill
05-08-2017, 05:34 AM
I've owned several Parker Hales over the years, good hunting rifles. Never owned a Midland but worked on one for a friend, M1917 Enfield said it best, avoid if possible.

kennymo
02-18-2018, 10:54 PM
Bwaaahahaha! It lives!

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Plus photobucket crapped out on my old photos....

Anyway, the Parker Hale kept getting pushed to the back of the project line for a while, I finally broke out the credit card and ordered a Timney Deluxe Featherweight from Brownells with the side safety (no bolt shroud safety on these 98's). I had to do a bit of file work because there was still a little interference from the same protrusion that kept me from slapping a WWII German trigger assembly into the thing, but I just needed to massage the fit a little instead of busting out the Dremel and going full Bubba on it. The trigger is now amazing, and the WWII trigger/magazine assembly is feeding properly (with last shot mag hold open yet!) and it looks good to go. Next stop, range test! If it shows potential I'm glass bedding the receiver and refinishing the stock, as well as finding something to fill a little slightly sloppy woodwork around the floor plate.
Fingers crossed that the K98 Fencepost will have a Frankensibling (built from it's own spare parts) in the safe permanently.
I still can't figure out just how this rifle came to be....with a strong suspicion that someone attempted to convert it to detachable magazine and abandoned it after the trigger group shattered (yes, literally shattered into at least six pieces). There's just some weirdness I'm not seeing in any Mauser parts breakdowns that I can find....

GTW
02-19-2018, 09:11 AM
Let us know on the range test results. Nice to resurrect a gun that’s been abused. Parker Hale made some fine shooters in their day.

Northshore
02-19-2018, 09:18 AM
Looks really good, I have never had the pleasure to hold or shoot a Parker Hale Rifle but I have always admired their great looks.

kennymo
02-19-2018, 09:21 AM
Looks really good, I have never had the pleasure to hold or shoot a Parker Hale Rifle but I have always admired their great looks.

Mine doesn't look that good up close.....lol. Some blueing touch up and a liberal application of furniture stripper and a new oil finish and we might have something.

Sharps shooter
04-13-2018, 04:15 PM
I've always thought that these were great affordable hunting rifles. I have one in 6.5x55 that I'll never sell.
My father had a beautiful 308 win that he bought new in the 70's. I don't know much about these but his had rose wood fore end and grip caps,non detachable mag.The rifle was in very good condition.
It was unfortunately stolen some time in the early 80's ...
We have tried to find a replacement ever since. I know there is one out there somewhere .
If anyone ever finds one don't hesitate to contact me. ..

08fj3006
04-13-2018, 10:36 PM
Here's my go to for Moose. Bought by my Father in 1963 at the Eatons(still have the receipt) in Whitehorse and has been bagging big game ever since. From what I can gather this particular model year were made in Birmingham England from a crate of WW11 German(actions) as reparations that PH managed to get their hands on.7198

kennymo
05-21-2018, 05:45 PM
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Well, she's a shooter. At least I think so. Some pretty decent groups at 100 yards, looks about 1-1/2 - 2 inches with PRVI 150 gr soft points. That should tighten up a little with handloads I'm sure. I'll bed the action when I manage to get some time to work on the stock too. So far I've also managed to give five woodticks a grand tour of the City of Winnipeg sewer system.....

I fired the last group at 200 and it opened up a bit, but I think it's a combination of the barrel being pretty warm by that point and the somewhat thick cross hairs in that old Bushnell Sportview. I was shooting at some 2" square target dots on a 4' x 4' piece of cardboard and they were covered by the reticle at 200 yards. Time to get ahold of a little more brass and some cheap 130 grain cup and cores to see what this thing can really do.