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Parker-Hale rifle Identification

Discussion in 'General Rifle' started by Beagle, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Beagle

    Beagle G&G Newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    First time poster looking for some info on a rifle i purchased last week.
    It is a Parker-Hale Midland 30/06 cal. The rego papers state that it is a 2600 model. I havnt been able to find much at all about the rifle. It hasMidland Sun co Made in England running down the barrel from the flip up iron sight.



    Could anybody confirm for me if the model # is correct? also if you no when its buid date is?
    I have included some pics of the rifle. I removed the stock and have attached a pic of the emblem. All the emblems i have seen for this rifle have a cross through them...this one does not.

    Appreciate any help i can get with this.
    Thanks in advance.
    Rod
     

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    kansascoyote G&G Newbie

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  3. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    Parker Hale rifles are built on 98 Mauser actions...The 2100, 2600, and 2700 used Midland Gun co. built actions. The 2600 was built starting 1989.
     
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  4. Beagle

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    Kansascoyote,
    Thank you for the reply mate. I checked out your link....no address or phone number that i could find. From what i understand they no longer are trading.

    Mooseman684,
    Thankyou as well, There really isnt anything that i have been able to find about the rifle, what it was initally produced for, or how old it is.
    Do you no how i could confirm what i have? Is the Midland action any less of an action than the 98 mauser ?

    Appreciate the help people.
     
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    kansascoyote G&G Newbie

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    info listed under referances in the link
     
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  6. Beagle

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    Ok....thanks guys ...I have now had it dated and the marks are for manufacture date 1981.
    Next question .....when i go to the Weaver website it states 2 different rails for the front scope mount. #75 and #85. 1 is for a Parker hale 2600 the other is a Parker Hale Midland.
    I was under the impression it was a midland 2600. Could any body help me out with this????
    Thanks
    Rod
     
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    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    You said it is stamped "Midland",On the barrel...If it wasnt a Midland it would not be stamped as such.
     
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  8. Beagle

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    What am i missing here??? Is my paperwork incorrect.

    Mooseman you stated earlier that the 2600 wasnt made until 1989 yet my stamp is for 1981.
    Bit of a bummer to have paperwork that is wrong.
     
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    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Mooseman684 G&G Evangelist

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    Well after looking at the photos closely , it appears you may have a 2100 Hybrid Midland P-H . They used the Mauser action and The '03 Springfield Bolt.They were built prior to 1989.
    If that date of 1981 is correct then it cannot be a 2600.
    I hope this helps,
    Rich
     
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    Hi there. To whom it may concern. I agree with Mooseman. You would not call a rifle something it is not. I have bought one in .270 for my son. It says Midland 2600 on the barrel. These rifles have a Mauser style reciever built for the A3/03 (03 Springfield) bolt that it houses. This rifle also has a very nice single stage Parker Hale trigger. My rifle also has exacltly the same magazine floor plate as the photos. I have not been able to verify the date of manufacture. Is there any records that you can check a serial number against? I have had the same problem with Weaver. I'm not sure if the #75 & #85 bases are the same thickness but the rail cross is in a different position for the two different models.
     
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  12. Huey Rider

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    Aaaa, another thread is resurrected from the deep, deep crypts of G&G postology!

    Welcome to G&G, NZ-Shooter, stop by the introduction forum and say a few words about yourself.

    Darn, I miss Mooseman.
     
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