Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums  

Go Back   Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums Announcement, Help & Introduction Forums Website & Forum - Help & Assistance

Notices

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
Seeking information on 1908 SxS
Unread 02-13-2024, 01:33 PM   #1
Member
Erik B
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2024
Posts: 3
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Default Seeking information on 1908 SxS

Long story as short as possible...

I'm no collector, avid hunter, not a collector. A friend has inherited a 1908 Parker SxS and asked me to help her understand value. I know these are collector items, but no real idea how valuable. In my short research, I have yet to find one similar.

Specs:
  • S/N 149xxx (manufactured in 1908)
  • DHE grade
  • 28ga
  • 23 7/8" Titanic Steel Barrels
  • Beavertail forearm
  • Never fired

She has a 2017 evaluation from Blue Book of Gun Values at $77,700 but I cannot find anything close to this value.

Any and all help is appreciated.

Last edited by Erik Blackwelder; 02-13-2024 at 02:00 PM..
Erik Blackwelder is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-13-2024, 02:03 PM   #2
Member
78CJ
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 128
Thanks: 17
Thanked 110 Times in 42 Posts

Default

If those details are correct, that is one dandy Parker. Good resolution pics and a full serial number will be necessary to verify authenticity. You are unlikely to find an appraisal here but if you are willing to give a general location someone can probably point you in the direction of a qualified appraiser.

Ryan
Ryan Brege is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-13-2024, 02:10 PM   #3
Member
Erik B
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2024
Posts: 3
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan Brege View Post
If those details are correct, that is one dandy Parker. Good resolution pics and a full serial number will be necessary to verify authenticity. You are unlikely to find an appraisal here but if you are willing to give a general location someone can probably point you in the direction of a qualified appraiser.

Ryan
Thanks! I've asked for some pictures, and will post when available. Were in Charlotte, NC. Hyatt Guns is here and they are usually pretty good, but I've never taken any antique guns there. If anyone knows of a Parker enthusiast locally, we'd really appreciate the introduction. Full serial number is 149193.
Thanks again!
Erik Blackwelder is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Erik Blackwelder For Your Post:
Unread 02-13-2024, 02:16 PM   #4
Member
John Marscher
PGCA Member

Member Info
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 88
Thanks: 7
Thanked 249 Times in 51 Posts

Default

I would take the time to bring it here April 25th. Lots of people there can give you good info.

https://www.southernsidebyside.com/

284 Cletus Hall Rd.

Sanford, NC

27330
John Marscher is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John Marscher For Your Post:
Unread 02-13-2024, 02:19 PM   #5
Member
Don Mills
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Donald F. Mills's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 171
Thanks: 430
Thanked 544 Times in 113 Posts

Default

According to the serialization book it should be a 28 ga. hammerless grade 3 gun with ejectors (DHE) 24” Titanic steel barrels and a capped pistol grip stock. Sounds like it matches those specs. I would reach out to John Allen or Josh Loewensteiner on this forum for assistance with appraisal.
__________________
May you be blessed with plentiful game in the fields, the time to hunt, a good bird dog in front of you, a Parker in your hands and friends to share the adventures with.
Donald F. Mills is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Donald F. Mills For Your Post:
Unread 02-13-2024, 04:35 PM   #6
Member
edgarspencer
PGCA Member
 
edgarspencer's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,075
Thanks: 2,916
Thanked 11,448 Times in 3,088 Posts

Default

The option code 2, in the serialization book does not confirm the originality of the BTFE, should be 10, but, the book isn't always correct. A PGCA research letter will very possibly provide additional information, such as possible returns to the factory for changes, etc.
Regardless, it is a valuable gun, and I'd caution you to get as much information as possible.
Detailed photos of the barrel flats may show even more exciting details.
I've had several 24" guns, including a 28ga., and they are magical in the woods.
edgarspencer is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to edgarspencer For Your Post:
Unread 02-13-2024, 04:46 PM   #7
Member
Reggie B
PGCA Lifetime
Member
 
Reggie Bishop's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 2,492
Thanks: 2,953
Thanked 3,454 Times in 1,368 Posts

Default

Josh Loewensteiner lives in Charlotte area as well.
__________________
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."
Reggie Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Reggie Bishop For Your Post:
Unread 02-14-2024, 11:22 AM   #8
Member
Erik B
Forum Associate

Member Info
 
Join Date: Feb 2024
Posts: 3
Thanks: 4
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Marscher View Post
I would take the time to bring it here April 25th. Lots of people there can give you good info.

https://www.southernsidebyside.com/

284 Cletus Hall Rd.

Sanford, NC

27330
Thank you for the information. We are thinking of visiting that weekend!
Erik Blackwelder is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-14-2024, 12:34 PM   #9
Member
J. A. EARLY
PGCA Member
 
Jerry Harlow's Avatar

Member Info
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,953
Thanks: 3,946
Thanked 2,678 Times in 870 Posts

Default

If he has the gun in hand, get insurance. I use Eastern Insurance. 800 545-9326. There are others. If one had a car this valuable, one would not let it be uninsured. They will insure it for whatever one asks.
Jerry Harlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2024, Parkerguns.org
Copyright 2004 Design par Megatekno
- 2008 style update 3.7 avec l'autorisation de son auteur par Stradfred.