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Old 09-07-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know about Antique Guns? Parker Brothers Double Barrel inside [56k=no]

Well the story of this gun is that I got it from my grandfather when he passed away. All I know about it currently is that it was passed through my family, and that my grandmother says it was rumored to be owned by Theodore Roosevelt.

It is a Parker Brothers double barrel shotgun as you can see... On the bottom it says:

PAT'D NOV 13 1866
" MAR 28 1875

Along the top it reads: PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN, TWIST

Thats about all I know about it.. If anyone has any idea about this guns value, or possibly anywhere else on the internet that would be a good place to look, please let me know

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Old 09-07-2005, 12:21 PM   #2
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actually my boss is quite the gun buff.

If I can find a way to get this thread to him without getting in trouble.
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:27 PM   #3
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http://www.parkerbrosmakers.com/parkerpage/homepage.htm

It's tough to find a value for that gun, especially since it's tough to determine the condition from the photos. It looks like you have some pitting going on, and it's also hard to determine if it even works. You should take it to a reputable gunsmith and ask them for advice.

As for the Teddy Roosevelt story, you're going to have to find some written evidence, or else it's just a nice story.
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #4
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I figured as much on the story, but it was always a nice touch

I am not that into guns, so I am currently trying to find someone reputable around my area.

oh btw the "speckles" on the one side of the gun appear to be paint or something from when someone was painting near the gun for some reason
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:38 PM   #5
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I have an old double barrel shotgun and i talked to a gun guy that i work with he told me that back in the day when black smiths were common alot of people made their own shotguns and if you have one its not really worth much
How ever they do make nice lamps
just my .02

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Old 09-07-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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Judging by this:



That gun may fetch a pretty penny.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:46 PM   #7
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I have an old double barrel shotgun and i talked to a gun guy that i work with he told me that back in the day when black smiths were common alot of people made their own shotguns and if you have one its not really worth much
How ever they do make nice lamps
just my .02
well, parker brothers isnt exactly some random black smites making a gun.... I may not know much about parker brothers, but I do know they make good guns.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #8
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whoa, i got one that looks like that in the attic. i remember that it was made in the late 1800's. need to dig it up. i remember that my uncle saying it needs work....hmm...
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Judging by this:



That gun may fetch a pretty penny.

cept its not an over and under
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Those are also for new guns. From what I read of their site, they revived the Parker Bros. name back in 1999. It doesn't reflect the guns like drkwtsn's. I did find a side by side that was similar, at a closed gun auction that sold for $1000.
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Old 09-07-2005, 02:27 PM   #11
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I have a Parker GH 12 gauge. I took it to an antique gun shop about 5 years ago and he gave me a lowball estimate of $800. He said I could probably get at least $1,500 if I sold it at auction. I don't have any pictures of it at the moment because it is sitting in storage at my parents house. I'll bring it home with me next time I visit.


I also found this forum

http://www.parkergun.org/forums/
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