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Unread 09-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #11
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Garland, great looking gun, hope you able to get back in condition. A graded top lever hammer gun is on my search list.
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That is a wonderful Parker Garland! You're very lucky to have found that one. It displays all of the features of the very highest grade of Parker Bros. guns of that era. It really should be examined by an expert Parker hammergun collector to determine its current condition.
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This was the highest numbered gun of a series of Dam 6 ,10ga 32 inch barreled guns. 31839 - 31846 were consecutively numbered, 31812 and 31127 were apparently in the shop at the same time. Three have been previously found, and engraving details, frame and hammer sculpture were shown in the lock and hammer engraving article in PP. All were shipped to the same distributor.
The three shown exhibit perhaps the best Parker engraving of all time.

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Austin, is there any information available that would indicate this consecutive group of dam 6 Parkers were intended for a major show?
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Thanks for posting the pictures. I recieved the letter on it . The gun was purchased by J A R Elliott who was on of the first inductees in the ATA Hall of Fame. He is said to be one of the greatest pigeon shooters of all time.
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This gun was 1 of 8 identical guns shipped to E.C.Meachun Arms in St Louis Mo. on 8/13/1883.I have contacted the ATA Hall OF Fame to see if have any photos of Elliot with this Parker. Sorry for the delay in replying but have been out of town.Thanks for the help. Garland
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This was the highest numbered gun of a series of Dam 6 ,10ga 32 inch barreled guns. 31839 - 31846 were consecutively numbered, 31812 and 31127 were apparently in the shop at the same time. Three have been previously found, and engraving details, frame and hammer sculpture were shown in the lock and hammer engraving article in PP. All were shipped to the same distributor.
The three shown exhibit perhaps the best Parker engraving of all time.

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OLD THREAD, I know. But it came up on a serial number search hit.


I can dig through my past PP issues that I have, but I am missing a good deal. Does anyone know off hand what issue of PP Austin is mentioning above?

I have acquired one of the A grades that were in this 8 order run of guns (31839 - 31846) to Meacham and I am looking to research them as best as I can.

Garland, if you are still active on this board, can you please get in touch with me.? Thanks.
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Brian, Elliott was only one of the shooters of these guns. Maybe some other names of note will turn up in the letters for other guns in this series. I can help to identify the names if anyone cares to share them.
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I do not have any information directly as to who mine was originally owned by, My letter just states it was sold to Meacham in St. Louis as part of a consecutive 8 gun order. But 12 years after it was sold, it was returned for service by a Gentleman in upstate NY who was the Chief Musician and Band leader for the 9th infantry division. His name as Adam Merz. and his initials are on the stock shield of the gun.
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OLD THREAD, I know. But it came up on a serial number search hit.


I can dig through my past PP issues that I have, but I am missing a good deal. Does anyone know off hand what issue of PP Austin is mentioning above?

I have acquired one of the A grades that were in this 8 order run of guns (31839 - 31846) to Meacham and I am looking to research them as best as I can.

Garland, if you are still active on this board, can you please get in touch with me.? Thanks.

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