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Unread 12-17-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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This was my grandfathers gun. Was passed down to me, from the serial # I get a date of 1902. But am having a hard time with the rest of it. Here are some pictures hopefully it helps
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It has been poorly restocked and the frame and barrels blued.






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Unread 12-18-2018, 08:13 AM   #3
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With the things that Dean mentions above, the gun has very little actual value betond being a family heirloom for yourself.

The gun is a VH grade on a 2 frame. I assume 12g
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Josef,

We have a book that list many of the Parkers that were made. Unfortunately the serial number for your grandfathers Parker is not listed. If it had been listed I could have told you how it came from the factory, i.e. barrel length, gauge, type of steel used for the barrels. It is an interesting alteration for a left handed shooter. Again it has too many warts for a collector. They include buggered screws, blued barrels and receiver, replacement stock, and probably things we can not see. I would value the gun at $500 tops.

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Thank for the info guys. Thatís kind of what I was figuring since I could find nothing else out there that had the same look.
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An interesting harmful modification of a VH grade gun results in a shotgun, if otherwise functional without any other problems, in a gun worth from $200 to $300. If the barrels are undamaged and unaltered, the gun may be worth $400. We certainly enjoyed looking at this gun.
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Looks as if the stock maker got tired of checkering the right side and just quit on the left. Enough wood left on that stock for a second gun! Must have been trying to prevent a cracked stock head on the new one.
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However , for some it is not always easy to get one of grandpa's guns. In such cases it would be priceless and still probably capable of taking a limit of birds .I was able to acquire one of my dads that has absolutely zero monetary value and i hope to pass it on to my son exactly as dad used it during the depression. Save it , use it, and remember grandpa.
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