I bought this razor on Amazon, but I can definitely tell you Parker has a winner in the 87C. I used to shave with a Merkur 34C, and while it's also a nice razor, it just wasn't efficient enough for my coarse beard with sensitive skin. This razor gives a mild but efficient shave when paired with the right blades (my personal pick is Astra Superior Platinum, but YMMV).
The fit and finish isn't quite up to those vintage Gillettes, but who cares when the mechanics are spot on? The blade sits damn near perfectly in mine and is held rigidly, just like God and King C. Gillette intended. It's a No. 66 Aristocrat without the vintage scalper markup.
Howie, this razor deserves every star I'm giving it. You've made a convert out of me.