Can anyone give me an estimate value of an old Parker Bros. Double Barrel 20 guage shotgun. The stock and barrel have decorative engraving, and the numbers and dates on the gun suggest that it was manufactured around 1905. The condition of the gun is fair to good. Can anyone help?
i'ld hate to try and guess the value of such a fine gun. a hands-on appraisal is probly your best bet. you can try shotgunworld.com and see if anyone there is familiar with parker bros. shotguns.
Thanks for the advise. I will check out the website and take it to an antique gun dealer here in town.
An all original Parker 20ga hammerdun is pretty rare and worth some money. I would need to know the grade , condition and originality to hazard a quess on the value. Some good sharp pictures of the side and top of the receiver would help. The ser# would let me look it up in the Parker records to check originality
I HAVE A ABOVE AVERAGE PARKER BROTHER 16 GA. SHOT GUN AND LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS WORTH. THANKS
A nice Parker 16g could be worth anywhere from $2,000 to $75,00 depending on which grade it is, its condition and originality. Parker Bros made shotguns in 8 different grades from V to A1S. If you will show some sharp pictures, barrel type & length, stock length, grade(ser # will tell me the grade if you do no know how to determine it),type of but plate,I can give you n idea of the value.
i am looking for a 20 ga parker shotgun, but i am looking for one with outside hammers and damascus barrells.maybe we can help each other out.
Good Luck!!!! That is a very rare gun. 54To my knowledge there are less than 20 known
what grade of parker do you have or what is the ser#
I have a double barrel 16 ga.Parker ser.# 157636 good shape.Pat.March 26 1878 and the grade is V.It has 2 triggers with some checkering on the stock and forarm.It also has some ingraving on the metal.I was wondering what this might be worth.Thank you for any info.
Hi REMO.I HAVE A PARKER BROS 20 G. ON THE FORARM IS PATENT MAR 26 1887.ON THE BARRELLS IS PATENT AUG 15 1905.SERIAL .BETWEEN BARRELLS IS ON ALL PARTS # 134844. BETWEEN BARRELLS IS WRITTEN PARKER BROTHERS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN VULCON STEEL. WITH ARROWS POINTING INWARD ON BOTH SIDES OF WRITING.IT IS HAMMORLESS
HOPE YOU GET AN ANSWER, BECAUSE I HAVE ONE TOO! DOES YOURS HAVE A METAL/SHIELD ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE STOCK?
For anyone interested. Here is Parker Brothers double barrel shotgun going up for auction at gallery 63.
Item # MJW 494
It is number 65 in the photo list. Hope this helps anyone looking for one!
I have a 20ga Parker Bro doublebarrel shotgun...damascus steel ...with hammers on the outside...very old gun. Wouldn't even know what to start to ask for it though.
What Model is it? VH, PH, DH, CH, BH, AH, AAH, etc.... and what condition is it in?
I collect and shoot Parker Bros hammer guns and would be very interested in your gun. What it is worth is dependant upon grade and condition. If you will email me the serial # I will check the Parker records and tell you what grade it is. If you can send me some sharp pictures that will show me the condition. Is there any pitting in the barrels and how long are they. I will pay you a fair price, more than any dealer will
Where would i find those letters at on the gun?
The ser # can be found several places-should be on the trigger guard, on the water table which is the flat part of the receiver after you open the gun and on the fore end after it is removed. If you wnt to remove the fore end you just push on the metal slot on the side and it comes off--The trigger guard is the easiest.
my 20 gadge does have a brass plate on the under side of the stock
That might indicate it is a D grade ,if it is original.
You can only be sure by checking the serial number in the Parker Bros. records ,or if a knowledgeable Parker guy inspects the gun
I recent bought a collection of old shotguns. One is a Parker. I ran across your post while trying to find a value or more info on the gun. Very old double barrel. I would be interest in knowing the value/info on the gun and willing to sell it. Im in SD. ser. 20661 12gauge.
The records show that is a grade 1,twist barrels 12 ga with 30 inch barrels. A nice gun if still in shootable condition. Check the bores carefully as those black powder guns would get pitted .
The value of the gun is dependent on originality and condition. If it is all original and in good condition probably around $500-$600.
Hi, thanks for the reply. This is a pretty good site, lots of info. The gun is in good shape, I think it would fire without a hitch, everything works as it should. Its engraved on the metal w/ducks and other designs, butt has a picture of a stage and doe, brass plate on the bottom of the stock. Yes, 30in damascus barrol according to local gun smith. He did'nt know to much about it though. Thanks again for the info. Matt
A really good description of how to grade a gun and decide if its condition is "good"
The engraved plate on the bottom of the stock is not original. A grade 1 Parker would not have much engraving on it. If you will send me a picture of the engraving I can give you a better idea of value. A twist barrel would be marked twist on the top rib and is not a Damascus barrel but a lower grade . If it is actually Damascus it will be so engraved on the top rib.
Hey there Parkerman. I have a DH Parker Serial # 63849 that I may be interested in selling. I have a requested a research letter from PGCA. I have posted some pictures in an earlier post(My Parker -Sambo57)
Parker DH 12 ga are going pretty cheep these days-a nice one for under $3,000. I would suggest joining PGCA and offering it for sale there.
Thanks for the tip. I have recently joined the PGCA and I understand they have a classified section for members. By the way did you have a chance to take a look at the photos I had posted. If so, were the pics good enough to give you a sense of the guns condition. Thanks
I do not know where to find your pictures. If you want, send them to me : <email>