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Old March 14, 2019, 19:34   #1
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Parker side by side 12 gauge

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I picked one up cheap for a wall hanger. Gunsmiths eye's lit up when I told him about it and asked me if it was functional. I think it is, but I have no desire to fire it. He seems to think it might have some value. Any feedback will be appreciated.
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Old March 14, 2019, 19:47   #2
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parker

First question: hammer or hammer less?
Second : If hammer is it twist steel (damascus) or solid
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Old March 14, 2019, 20:09   #3
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First question: hammer or hammer less?
Second : If hammer is it twist steel (damascus) or solid
Twist steel and Damascus steel are not the same thing in a Parker, the Damascus barrels were a more expensive, and in some models rather rare option. Twist was standard. Later came their vulcan steel. Parkers have many intricacies that determine value.


Tang break, or Lifter action?


Here is the model breakdown with production numbers

http://www.parkerguns.org/pages/grades.html
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Old March 15, 2019, 15:25   #6
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Condition Condition Condition!! I get some Parkers from time to time. A lot depends on if they are all original, how much original finish is left and overall condition. Are the barrels brown? Is there any case color left on the frame? Is there an aftermarket recoil pad? Is the wood cracked? Is the checkering worn? Are the bores pitted? Has it been re-finished? Is the action tight? Getting Blue Book value for Parkers is not going to happen. For un-bubba'd ones, I usually start at 20% value and go down from their. Now, if it is a truly exceptional example, it can bring pretty good money depending on the exact model and features, such as trigger, ejectors, gauge. Pictures would help.

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Twist steel and Damascus steel are not the same thing in a Parker, the Damascus barrels were a more expensive, and in some models rather rare option. Twist was standard. Later came their vulcan steel. Parkers have many intricacies that determine value.


Tang break, or Lifter action?


Here is the model breakdown with production numbers

http://www.parkerguns.org/pages/grades.html
Also, there are Parker guns, and there are "Parker" guns.

The world is rife with copies. I do hope yours is a true Parker.


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Also, there are Parker guns, and there are "Parker" guns.

The world is rife with copies. I do hope yours is a true Parker.


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You mean the Parker Brothers were not Belgian?
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You mean the Parker Brothers were not Belgian?
T Parker, Barker and Barker Bros certainly were.........

.....back action Belgian bastidges !




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