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Unread 08-25-2020, 10:23 PM   #1
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Pretty cool ad!

This ad from an October 1869 issue of the Lawrence, Kansas, Republican Daily Journal shows the famed Parker Brothers shotgun.
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Unread 08-26-2020, 08:16 AM   #2
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That’s the first Parker Brothers block ad I’ve ever seen with just “Parker’s” instead of Parker Bros. Or Parker Brothers or The Parker Gun.






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must have been a national campaign

I saw that same ad in an old newspaper a friend gave me back in 2015, and put it in one of my albums here - now i need to dig it out and see what year it was printed

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great display s of good things of long ago..but the parker has lived and still going strong....charlie
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I have been wondering , if a fellow owned a Parkers in those days what kind of rifle would he have bought to go with it .

I think a Parkers would look good beside a case hardened Winchester 73 or 76 .
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Or a 90 or even a 94.






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Or a 90 or even a 94.






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True , I have been reading alot about lever actions of the time period . I had no idea there was so many different models from various companies like the Marlin 1881 or the Whitney-Kennedy .

I think I like the 76 most of all just because of the history of it , and I watched Tom Horn for the first time yesterday .
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Maybe a Sharps, deadly at long ranges, that is my rifle of choice, have 2 45-70 and 40-70 straight and a hoot to shoot, although finding ammo for a 40-70 straight or necked is hard, 45-70 no problem, gary
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How about a Sharps 45-110 like the one Tom Selleck used in Quigley Down Under. Now that was impressive!





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Beecher Bible and Rifle Church is in nearby in Wabaunsee, established in June 1857 by Free State sympathizers. The "Connecticut-Kansas Colony" arrived with Sharps rifles and 25 Bibles provided by the congregation of Henry Ward Beecher's Plymouth (Congregational) Church in Brooklyn, New York.
They likely were equally attached to Meriden Parker shotguns when they became available in the wilds of the Kansas-Nebraska Territory of 1854

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