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Unread 06-20-2023, 10:31 PM   #1
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Hello Parker Enthusiasts,

My a name is Tom and Iím new to the group and a new enthusiast. This may be a tad bit long, but here is my Parker story. It all started last year at the Wanenmachers Tulsa Arms show where I helped a friend and we sold a Parker reproduction. Had a nice box, 2 barrels and some bits from when it was new. I think the gun sold for 4,500 and was actually bought by a gentleman who owns Connecticut arms company. Fast forward to last Friday, I was at a small auction in Vinita OK and they had 2 Parker shot guns on the docket. They were in a glass case and looked to be near perfect. The gentleman running the auction said they never had been shot and from what could see they looked real good to me and my son who is a bigger gun nut than myself. I came home with both guns. After further inspection, yes they are in perfect condition. I would put them at a strong 95 if no 100% in condition. Yes, it is hard to believe and they also came with the original tag from the. factory and one had a directions tag. One is a Trojan 16 ga built in 1926 and the other tag says the grade is a Field 12 ga built in 1921. What I need to know is what I should insure them for. Iíve heard all the ďthey are worth what someone would payĒ I want to hear. My son already has a 5500 offer on the 16 ga. Iím not wanting to sell ďyetĒ, Iím enjoying owning them and learning more.
Thanks for any help. If I can figure out how to post pics I will. Not very tech savvy..
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These are the tags
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I will have the 12 ga pics tomorrow for you all.
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Hi Tom and Welcome!

That is a very attractive Trojan.

IMO those tags are suspect. Were they written in ballpoint pen? It sure appears they were.
Parker “never” listed the chokes in thousandths that I know of. They would normally have listed pellet count for each choke.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but then, I could be wrong.

Further, are you certain that stock is 13”? Measure it yourself from the forward trigger. It looks longer.

And on the other tag… “Field”??? Parker would have written the actual grade there like VH or VHE or PH or PHE and so on.



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Dean were all hang tags written in pencil? The few I've seen photos of have been.
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I bought some hangtags from a dealer on Ebay. I'm pretty sure that's what I'm seeing here...but, still, a couple of nice Parkers is a treasure trove.

Welcome. You'll learn much from the folks here.
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Andy, mostly pencil but I've seen some written with an ink-well pen.





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And then there is the typed version I presume....
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Looks like a beautiful Trojan.
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Thanks Randy - It would appear that Remington preferred to use a typewriter... wonder if it was a Remington typewriter?






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