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Parker Hale Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by CaptMike, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. CaptMike

    CaptMike Member

    I have a rifle I inherited from my dad. It appears to be a Parker Hale in 6mm. Markings say MADE IN ENGLAND on the right side and on the left there is a crown under which is engraved BNP. The Barrel says 6mm.
    I wanted to restock it for my son to use as his deer rifle.
    Can any one fill me in?
    What do I have?
    Whose stocks might be compatible to fit it?
    It doesn't have the traditional Mouser safety, I though Parker Hale made good Mouser copies.
    I believe my Dad bought is from Herters, way back when.

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

  3. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

    I have a 6mm Remmy sitting in my safe, Parker Hale made in England. Don't think is has been ever fired. I'm on the fence if I want to scope it and start shooting it. Not sure if right now is a good time to add another caliber. From the "research" I have done on THR and other sites everybody tells me it's a great caliber, much like the .243 but better. Never seen ammo in stores so it may be one for reloaders.
  4. natman

    natman Well-Known Member

    Parker Hale made all kinds of things. This is indeed a BSA in P-H drag. It takes a proprietary ring which is difficult, but not impossible to find.

    They did indeed "make" ("sell" would be a better word) Mausers. I have a 30-06 Santa Barbara Mauser that is marked Parker Hale and was sold in the US by J.C. Penney and is so marked.
  5. Steel Horse Rider

    Steel Horse Rider Well-Known Member

    6mm Remington ammo is still available commercially by a number of mainstream manufacturers but you might have to look in the smaller gun shops, although I know Sportsmans Whorehouse :eek: carries it here in Colorado.
  6. CaptMike

    CaptMike Member


    Thank you RCModel, I appreciate the info. Will post picks when ever I start working on the project.
    I thought rather than tracking down the scope rings, I could have it drilled and tapped and put a Win Model 70 picitinny rail on it.
    I happen to have a Ruger Model 77 in 6mm Rem. It is older and has a slower barrel twist. I haven't found ammo it loves yet, but I have got it down to 1.5" groups at 100yds. Found the Ammo online and at Gander Mountain; bought stacks of it. '
    Any idea of the barrel twist rate on the BSA?
  7. TurtlePhish

    TurtlePhish Well-Known Member

    To measure the twist rate, get a cleaning rod and brush or jag with a tight-fitting patch. Put it in the bore and mark the rod near the handle. Push the rod in until the mark comes back around the rod to the point it started at, then measure the length of rod that you pushed in. This will tell you that the barrel is one twist in x inches, x being the measured amount of rod.
  8. CaptMike

    CaptMike Member

    Its been a while but I wanted to say thanks and post a shot of the finished product..

    Bills Parker Hale U9 2.jpg

    Bills Parker Hale U9.jpg
  9. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    Very nice. Most Parker Hales I have seen are nice shooters.

    Did you figure out your twist rate?
  10. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Wow, looks great! Thanks for the photos.

  11. CaptMike

    CaptMike Member

    I hadn't even thought about the twist rate since way back when, until you mentioned it.. I will figure it out when I clean it..

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