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Jon Martin 06-07-2020 11:37 AM

New from Charlotte

I'm a Parker owner from Charlotte, NC. Have been shooting skeet, trap, and sporting clays most of my life, and my first job as 12 was a trap boy.

I have inherited two Parkers -- one that was my Great Grandfather's (will likely never part from it), and one that my Dad purchased along the way.

Don't know much about them, so look forward to doing research, ordering letters, and hoping some of the members here can help me out.

Parker #1 - Serial Number 152910 (1910)
20 Gauge sxs with some decently ornate engravings. 20 ga, Parker Special Steel barrels

Parker #2 - Serial Number 102341 (1901)
12 Gauge sxs with minimal engravings, 12 ga, Vulcan Steel barrels


Gerald McPherson 06-07-2020 01:00 PM

Welcome Jon: We love pictures.

Garry L Gordon 06-07-2020 03:11 PM

Welcome! I echo Gerald's comment -- show us some pictures if you can. Order a letter...and join the PGCA (maybe in reverse order to save money).

I'm envious that you have "family" Parkers. Consider yourself blessed.

Josh Loewensteiner 06-08-2020 03:50 PM


My offices are in Charlotte. Feel free to PM me if you want to connect.

keavin nelson 06-09-2020 08:35 AM

152910 isn't in the serialization book, but 911 is. Look on the water table, there should be a single number or letter below the SN, that is the grade.

edgarspencer 06-09-2020 08:56 AM

Hi Jon, Your 20 ga. is a GH, possibly GHE, the E designating Ejectors.
There are factory records available, should you want a Letter on the gun.
G grade guns, in smaller bores, are quite desirable. One just sold here, a few days ago,for just south of $9000.
If you join the PGCA, you can get your membership, and a letter for less than the price a non-member would pay for just the letter.

Jon Martin 05-07-2022 10:19 PM

Thanks so much for all the informative responses.

Yes, old thread, I know. Life went a little sideways for me in 2020 and I put the toys away in the safe for a bit.

I'll take some pics this week and post them. Will def. join PGCA as well.


Dean Romig 05-08-2022 07:44 PM

And we welcome you Jon!


Jon Martin 05-09-2022 08:42 AM

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Here are some pics of the first Parker. This one has been in our family since new.

Parker #1 - Serial Number 152910 (1910)
20 Gauge sxs with some decently ornate engravings. 20 ga, Parker Special Steel barrels, ejectors

Dean Romig 05-09-2022 08:52 AM

Nice GHE 20 gauge! Everybody should have a Parker 20.


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