The first thing you should understand, is that
there are NO ABSOLUTES when it comes to Parker Shotguns!
But - how many times do you read
on the PGCA Forums a post "I just inherited a Parker - what do
To start you off on your discovery.....
First - go (click) here -->
Find manufacturing dates by serial number,
to find what year your Parker was manufactured.
Second, remove the barrels from the frame.
Next - go (click) here -->
to identify the markings on both the barrel flats and the
water table... Those marks will determine the configuration
(grade, frame size, barrel weights, etc.) as your Parker left the
Third, once your grade is determined - go
(click) here -->
to see many fine example pictures of the grades and to read (from the 1917 Parker catalog) about how your gun
was represented by Parker Marketing.
Fourth - go (click) here -->
Parker Gun Collectors Forum
and register to post any remaining questions about your Parker.
Pictures of your Parker are ALWAYS helpful in determining
originality, soliciting opinions from other collectors and
determining market prices.
Click here to join PGCA today!
Sixth - go (click) here
a PGCA letter and
learn how your gun was configured when it left the factory and
maybe even who ordered it.