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Unread 03-27-2023, 09:25 AM   #1
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Hi, although I am from Germany this will be a familiar post to you …

I‘ve inherited a Parker shotgun manufactured in 1910 from my late father-in-law. It must have brought to Germany by a US soldier during WWII who left his Parker as a gift to the family.

Whatever you can tell me about this gun will be highly appreciated. I’m very curious about any information.

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Unread 03-27-2023, 09:42 AM   #2
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Welcome Karen, your Parker shotgun is a VH grade manufactured in late 1910. It wears a beaver tail forend. The serial number isn’t listed in the Parker Gun book to gain any further information. However, you can obtain a factory letter containing additional information about the shotgun. Congratulations on your new possession.
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Unread 03-27-2023, 09:48 AM   #3
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Thank you very much, Bruce!!

Maybe that‘s a stupid question, but how can I obtain a factory letter?
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Open this link and click on “Research Letters”. If you become a PGCA member the factory letter is only $40.00.
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Oh, great! Thanks again, Bruce.
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The gun is a VH grade. The forend wood it wears is not original. And the gun was converted to a single trigger at one time. A trigger Of an aftermarket type. The frame also appears to have been blued.
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The barrels, forend iron and the release have been blued also. The barrels look to be the original length. Have the gun looked over by a competent gunsmith, especially the barrels because re-blueing can sometimes result in loose top and bottom ribs. If you get the "all good" from the gunsmith then you will have a shootable Parker shotgun! Congratulations on your inherited Parker!
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Karen:

Will you or a member of your family be enjoying the use of the gun, for target shooting or hunting, or is it to be retained as a meaningful artifact of your family history?

For most of us our vintage guns serve all of those purposes.
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Thank you! Since when did Parker use single trigger?
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It is definitely all these purposes. Happy about it.
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