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Unread 02-03-2022, 02:50 PM   #11
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Apart from the 'Bro.' not being consistent with any original Parker label, simply 'PARKER GUN' isn't consistent either. It is "THE PARKER GUN" or "PARKER GUNS".
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Isn't it possible, since A W Dubrey was the retailer/agent for Parker (& other gun makers) during this period, the trade label is his trade label with "Parker on top of the label. Some what similar to what other retail gun stores did: Griffin & Howe, Abercrombie & Fitch, even old Pachmayr in downtown L. A. It more than likely a repoduction of an old A W Dubrey trade label, or could even be possibly be original. The below link shows an alternate version.
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I suppose it's possible, though pretty remote, as no such label appears in TPS, which is pretty inclusive.
Almost every case label I have seen has been the product of someones imagination. Some are very nice, others, not so much.
Mike Massina was one of the best case restorers around. The week before he died, George Purtill and I spent the day with him, and he gave me a stack of beautiful case labels, one of which I have used, ever since, in my walnut gun cases. It, like most, was entirely his own creation.
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Let me express my lack of knowledge for a moment here - did Parker sell cases? Or would you have to buy the gun and obtain the case elsewhere?
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Let me express my lack of knowledge for a moment here - did Parker sell cases? Or would you have to buy the gun and obtain the case elsewhere?
PB would provide a case if requested. A&F cases were also offered for a 2 year stint I believe in the Remington era. They may have been offered at other times as well, not sure on that.
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From at least the 1880's catalogs, maybe earlier, to the end of the Remington period, cases have been offered in Parker catalogs. However, I don't think we have ever seen an original Parker case label.
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Dylan note the mention of the case in this letter.
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Did Parker ever use the "Old Reliable" nick name in advertising

seems that would post date the manufacture of the guns

My guess is someone did a little editing work and made it - maybe for sale

easy enough to do with just a few minutes of spare time
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Isn't it possible, since A W Dubrey was the retailer/agent for Parker (& other gun makers) during this period, the trade label is his trade label with "Parker on top of the label. Some what similar to what other retail gun stores did: Griffin & Howe, Abercrombie & Fitch, even old Pachmayr in downtown L. A. It more than likely a repoduction of an old A W Dubrey trade label, or could even be possibly be original. The below link shows an alternate version.
https://images.app.goo.gl/jxY6557MzjGzSyQ3A
I don’t believe duBray’s employers, Parker Brothers, would ever allow him to alter their trademark for any reason whatsoever. Period.





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Did Parker ever use the "Old Reliable" nick name in advertising

seems that would post date the manufacture of the guns

My guess is someone did a little editing work and made it - maybe for sale

easy enough to do with just a few minutes of spare time
Yes Rick, Parker Brothers did in fact use “The Old Reliable” and/or “Old Reliable” in their advertising. There are several instances where we have seen it.





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