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Hi guys Iím looking at a gun and it has XU above the serial number on the table do you know what grade that is ?
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If it is a gun prodeced by Parker Bros. Meriden, CT I haven’t seen one with XU but have seen lote with just the U. Those are the Lifter action Parkers. Stamps also seen are such things as F.9.R.


Maybe others have seen the XU stamp.


What is the serial number please?





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Thanks mate itís 13464
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It’s a lifter with Damascus barrels
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What does the U mean?
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What does the U mean?
Under lifter would seem plausible.
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Okay, on page 576 of The Parker Story there is a picture of the water table of Parker No. 13900 with the UX stamp.
I have always thought the U represents Underlifter too and according to The Parker Story, pg. 590 states the meaning of the U stamped on the water table of guns approximately manufactured in the 1870’s is unknown.

For myself anyway, until something surfacees proving the U has a different meaning, I’ll continue to presume it represents “Underlifter.”






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So what is the source of your belief that Parker ever called the action in issue an “underlifter” ?
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