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Unread 10-04-2020, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Help with identifying a gun I just got.

Just picked up a nice old Hammerless Double and joined the site to find more about it. Serial number is 210533 so I was able to get the date of manufacture but don't know what the mark 0V stands for. Letters are in a diamond shape under the serial number. Any help would be appreciated.
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The OV stamp identifies your Parker as a Trojan. It is the entry level Parker but is just as strong and reliable as any of the higher grades.

Please post some pictures of it.

Incidentally, Pres. William Henry Harrison shot a Parker.



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No relation the the Presidential Harrisons, but my Great Grandfather rode with Sterling Price. He had a brigade of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry and was brevetted to Brigadier General during the Battle of Westport in Kansas City. After the war he went to Washington and served three terms in Congress. After he came home they wanted him to run for Governor but he said "there aint nothing but crooks and scoundrels in that Governor's mansion and I don't want any part of it"
so he spent the rest of his years as a Federal Judge.

By the way, I have had a number of Irish Setters, field dogs and love them. Now I have a Catahoula Leopard Dog, a spoiled rotten rescue who loves the farm and riding with me.
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The OV stamp identifies your Parker as a Trojan. It is the entry level Parker but is just as strong and reliable as any of the higher grades.

Please post some pictures of it.

Incidentally, Pres. William Henry Harrison shot a Parker.



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William,

I have a 12 and 20 Trojan that I shoot as well as any gun I have ever handled. That includes some very fine English guns. Not as svelte as the higher grade Parkers, but as a shooter they are perfect. You may find yourself lured into adding to your collection. I could live the rest of my life happy with just the two Trojans. I enjoyed learning of your peerage. My great great grandfather and his oldest son enlisted in the Fifth Kentucky Infantry CSA in June of 61. Both officers, but sadly the son was killed May 14, 1864. The Lost Brigade became mounted about that time and dogged Sherman to the coast and the wars end.

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Incidentally, Pres. William Henry Harrison shot a Parker.
Try again Dean!! William Henry Harrison died a good quarter century before the first Parker Bros. gun.
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My mistake - my HUGE mistake.

Thanks Dave for correcting me - it was, in fact, President Benjamin Harrison who was a Parker shooter. For the whole story please turn to page 8 of the Autumn 2000 issue (Vol. 13, Issue 3) of Parker Pages for Ed Muderlak’s article “President Harrison’s Parker”.





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There is a Harrison family in Kansas City that owns the President Harrison AH Parker . They are descendants .
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