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Unread 06-05-2022, 02:57 PM   #1
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I have a Parker Bros. 16 Ga. Double Barrel I inherited from my dad. I am 67 years old and as far back as I can remember he had this gun. I think he said he traded for it in 1951-52. I used the Identification Guide on this site to run the serial number and determined it was manufactured in 1897. I am not interested in selling, the sentimental value is greater than any dollar amount, but I would be interested in knowing it’s monetary value. Is there someone who could help me understand all of the stamps and markings? Thanks.
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Unread 06-05-2022, 03:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Please post pictures, show us as many as you can. *

Condition is most important to value. Configuration after that.

Wish I had a family Parker Bros. shotgun. I would put the value for that at: priceless.

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Unread 06-05-2022, 04:08 PM   #3
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Thanks! This is a great gun, but my dad carried it in woods and fields hunting for about 30 years. So it has some “wear marks”. He stopped using it after he noticed some corrosion in the Twist barrels. I will post some pictures soon.
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Welcome! What John said, plus if you share the serial number, you might be able to get even more information. You’re young at 67, so you have time to put some of your own wear marks on it.
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Thanks!
I have a few pictures I want to upload but will have to resize them.

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Well, looks like that worked. What can you tell me from the markings?
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All we can tell you by those pictures is that it is a PH (Grade 1) 20 or 16 gauge on the 0-frame size with Twist steel barrels. Your gun's serial number is not in the Serialization book but you can get a Research Letter on it which will tell you more.





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Thanks Dean.
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An O frame 16 ga PH is a nice little gun. The exterior of the barrels looks to be in good shape from what we can see. How bad is the pitting in the bores? Can you show us pictures of the stock.
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