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Unread 11-16-2019, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hello all,

We have a family heirloom that was passed along to me which I cannot keep do to the fact that I am not currently living in the U.S. (non-military) and cannot import it. I am in the U.S. now though trying to get this and a few other things sorted before I go back. My parents’ house is in Jacksonville, Florida.

I read through the forum advice and what I thought was pretty straightforward instructions turned out to be a really time consuming job! I think I’ve gathered the correct information though and am really interested in your opinion of what it’s worth.

This gun has literally been in my fathers’ closet for about 30+ years and has never been shot by him or me out of fear of damaging it.

We have the following:

Parker Brothers Double-Barrel Shotgun
Side by side Hammerless 12-gauge
SN: 156611
Date: 1911
Grade: 0 - V Vulcan Steel
Frame size: 2
Weight: 4 (6)
Barrel: 32”

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Thank you in advance for your help.
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Unread 11-16-2019, 05:55 PM   #2
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Jonathan, Thanks for your courtesy and congrats on a nice gun. I wouldn’t believe I am qualified to appraise your gun, but it appears to be a nice gun. The most desirable quality of it in today’s market are the 32” barrels. I would encourage you to join the PGCA, determine a price and list it here, you can join on-line and be ready to post for sale very soon.
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Unread 11-16-2019, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hi Jonathan,

That didn't take you too long to post your first thread - welcome aboard!!! BUT...

Only PGCA Members are allowed to post Parkers for sale... So - here's what let's do... I'm going to post this, and you will get an e-mail of this reply. In this reply - you'll see a few links to becoming a PGCA Member. This is the first link:

http://parkerguns.org/forums/payments.php

Or - you can go to the main page: http://parkerguns.org/ and click on "Membership" - and that will get you set as well...

In the meantime - I'm going to Soft Delete this thread - and when you become a Member supporting the PGCA, I'll undelete it. Sound like a plan?

Best to you!

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Unread 11-16-2019, 10:20 PM   #4
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This thread is now open and live. Jonathan - simply - thank you!

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Unread 11-17-2019, 03:08 PM   #5
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Thank you!

I've added some new photos. I've tried to get make them more detailed.

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Unread 11-18-2019, 12:57 PM   #6
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The most desirable quality of it in today’s market are the 32” barrels. I would encourage you to join the PGCA, determine a price and list it here, you can join on-line and be ready to post for sale very soon.

I agree with Mike McKinney in that the most desirable quality of your Parker is the 32" barrels..... in fact, the real value (which is not a lot) is in the barrels themselves, the rest of the gun has been "ridden very hard." With no offense intended sir...




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My opinion if barrels check out good $300 to $400.
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Unread 11-18-2019, 09:17 PM   #8
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No offense taken. I know my Granddad used it quite a bit in his day!
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The value in your gun is the fact that it is a family heirloom. You should try to figure out someway to take it with you. Monetarily the value is pretty low.
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Thank you Wayne. I guess so. The estimates are pretty depressing. My feeling is that it is worth more. A lot more. Possibly the lighting is not good enough. I will try to post new photo's as soon as possible. That will be next week as I am traveling at the moment.

Thank you all for your input,
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