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Unread 05-24-2023, 09:32 AM   #1
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I have a Parker Bros. serial No.# indicates it was manufactured in 1927.
I am debating whether to sell it not, or wait four years when it will become an antique. Will it be worth more as an antique?
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Does “antique” status matter?
Unread 05-24-2023, 09:48 AM   #2
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You ask an interesting question Anne - interesting because I don’t think I’ve ever seen the aspect of “antique” status as a feature that mattered.

Depending on the condition of the specific gun, I’m only hoping that things are at least as valuable (and not less) in 4 or 5 years from now. I’m talking about the usual, run-of-the-mill guns we refer to as shooters and not the rare or the high-end condition examples that attract pure collector attention.

Restated, I expect it’ll sell today for about the same as it will sell in 4 years from now. What matters is condition and configuration.

Feel free to put up some pictures for us to comment on the condition and the configuration.

Let me close with what is intended to be a gentle explanation of etiquette around here on this discussion board: If you want to sell it here, then, you will also want to upgrade from forum associate to full member status.
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Thank you John,
As a new member I appreciate the advice. I would like to post a few photos for an expert opinion of what you refer to as it configuration? Posting photos will be challenging for me.
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I was able to upload two photos from my file. I really don't know where they are now.SL370850.jpg

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https://parkerguns.orghttps://parker...1&d=1684940602

AS you all are the experts in this area, I would really appreciate an evaluation of this gun.
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Thank you. We need a serial number which may help us get more information. The gun is a V grade, or zero grade gun. The gun has been cleaned up, which does not help its value.
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Thank you for your reply. I looked up the serial number on your website and it was made in 1927. The barrel is 28" but I don't understand what do you mean by "cleaned up""?
Hoping to hear back.
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Your request is one seen frequently on this forum, as a guess at least twice a month. The qualified appraisers here do it for a living and will not respond. The information you provide is insufficient to come to any idea of what it is worth. Are the barrels shortened? Photo of the barrel ends over the bead would help to determine that. What is the butt a plate or pad. A photo of the entire gun, top ,side, bottom would help. As Mr. Murphy states it has been cleaned up as can be seen in the photos and the stock and forend appear to be oil soaked.
It is the most common grade and not ''collector'' quality
Looking over your posts i do not see the gauge which if a 16 or 20 would greatly effect it's value. Also photos of the frame top and the barrel flats would help to determine the frame size and gauge.
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Thank you for the reply. I will work on gathering the information you need to evaluate its worth.
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