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Unread 05-13-2024, 06:30 PM   #1
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I am new to the forum, I hope I am doing this correctly.
QUESTION: Did Parker Bros ever make a combination gun(16ga/rifle)
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Yes. Serial number 6999, was a two barrel set. One barrel was 20ga SxS, the other was 20ga x .44 cal. The frame size 00, didn't officially exist at that time, but the firing pin spacing of 6999 was 15/16".
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The Parker Bros is 16 ga/33wcf
S/N is around 127995
Made in 1904, 1 frame
V Grade, Vulcan steel barrel
Is this a factory gun or custom built ?
A clue: a rear sight is placed over top of the Parker Bros top barrel engraving….
Doesn’t look factory
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The old adage "Never Say Never" often applies to Parker Brothers. That said, it is unlikely on a gun that late. Is the rifle barrel a solid barrel, or an inserted barrel? The Auxiliary Rifle Barrel Co, located a short distance from Meriden, in New Haven, was one of many in the business, and I've seen one, with the insert, documented as supplied to Parker for a customer. As you said, It's very unlikely Parker would have affixed a rifle sight atop the barrel legend. The more appropriate location, as seen on 2494, shown in The Parker Story (page 673?) is a tang mounted sight. The one shown is a Lyman sight. Also, note that 2494 had an insert in the left, shotgun barrel.
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And it isnt an insert for the rifle barrel?

Photos would really help with this.
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My suggestion is to provide photos of the water table, rib and the bottom of the barrel. i'm sure the members will be of tremendous resource.
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Lining one (or both) barrel for a rifle cartridge was popular in the early 1900s; often to 45-70. .33 WCF was introduced in 1902
The seam and extractor modification should be apparent



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Dr. Snavely in Maryland had a combo rifle-shotgun that was represented as factory. I don't know who owns that gun today. It has probably been pictured on this forum or in DGJ if you can find it.
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The first time I visited Cody, the summer of 1980, there was a lifter 10-ga/.44 caliber that was identified as belonging to an army officer. That was about a decade before I began recording details of observations. I haven't seen it on subsequent visits. It was in the Buffalo Bill display, not the firearms area.
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