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Unread 04-21-2018, 08:49 PM   #1
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No "Parker Bros" anywhere?
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I saw that one also, and was wondering the same thing.
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It has what I consider to be Runge engraving so I believe it is what we call a "transition" Parker. I have pictures of one that is nearly identical except with about 70% case colors and the serial number confirms that it is a transition Parker. Serial number on the one I have shown here is 236199 which translates to 1933. Remington Arms purchased the Parker gun works in 1934 and this one was obviously finished after Remington took ownership - hence the lack of Parker Bros. or Parker anywhere on the frame, but the grip cap and the rib inscription are identified as "Parker Bros. Meriden Conn."

Sorry about the quality of the pictures - they were taken when photography was in its infancy...







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Dean;

Is the checkering on the side panels original?

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Jay, there are a number of things about this gun which raise questions. My guess is Yes on the checkered cheek panels as well as the unusual butt plate. I have only seen one other butt plate like this one on a Parker. I'll post pics of the butt plate later today.





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The butt plate. Original?? Your guess is as good as mine... But my guess is that it is original.


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