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Arlene McKellar 06-26-2014 05:50 PM

1902 Parker Brothers 12 gauge double
I have a friend who has a 1902 double barrel 12 gauge Parker Brothers shotgun. Serial # is 112,310. It is marked titanic steel. It has a hunting dog on each side of the breech and four ducks on bottom of breech. Wondering what the value would be.

Dean Romig 06-26-2014 06:26 PM

The value of a 12 gauge Grade 3 Parker is based primarily on the condition of the gun and if it remains in its original configuration, e.g., barrels have not been cut and screw heads are not buggered. Hi def pictures would be necessary for anyone to estimate a value on your friend's Parker.... having it in hand would be even better.

As a friendly note, any mention of it going up for sale is strictly forbidden on this website.

Arlene McKellar 06-26-2014 10:30 PM

Will try to post pictures tomorrow, thanks.

Robert Riley 08-18-2020 06:55 PM

I was just given a number of antique guns one of which is a 1902 Grade 0 hammerless in what I believe is 16 gauge. It is in absolute mint condition. It is Vulcan steel marked 3 superscript 8. This gun is going in the vault! I can post pictures if helpful but Id like to have some idea of its value.

Robert Riley 08-18-2020 07:07 PM

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Here are some pictures of the gun listed in my previous post.

Dean Romig 08-18-2020 07:37 PM

It may be “mint” but it’s not original. Those case colors were the result of the cyannide method of color case-hardening, a process never used by Parker Brothers. There may have been a period during which Remington Arms may have used the cyannide method but I believe it would have been after WW II and they stopped the production of Parkers when WW II broke out. So, any way you look at it they are not original. What is the serial number of your Parker please?


Robert Riley 08-18-2020 08:43 PM

Thanks for the info Dean. Sad to hear the gun is not original. The serial number is 113102. I assume since it is not in original condition that it would negatively affect the value.

Dean Romig 08-18-2020 09:19 PM

I'm sure it's in better condition than it was before the makeover.

If it were all original and in that "mint" condition it would be worth three times it's refinished condition.


Brian Dudley 08-19-2020 08:17 AM

It is newer than 1898, so technically it is not an antique. It is likely delgrego restored.

Dean Romig 08-19-2020 08:49 AM

It’s about a 1902-3 gun.


Bill Murphy 08-19-2020 11:26 AM

Arlene's post has been hijacked, but we would still like to see the pictures of the Grade 3.

Brian Dudley 08-19-2020 11:28 AM

I see that. I dont know why people do that.

Stan Hillis 08-26-2020 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by Brian Dudley (Post 310029)
I see that. I dont know why people do that.

First time poster with a lack of understanding concerning "board etiquette", maybe?

Some of us have been around these doublegun forums so long we forget what it was like when we first posted.


Dean Romig 08-26-2020 08:40 AM

Stan, it is customary to start a new thread when diverging from the original topic of the thread.

That from a guy who has admittedly been guilty of the same.


Dean Romig 08-26-2020 08:42 AM

Pictures of the Grade 3 please.


Chuck Bishop 08-26-2020 10:49 AM

It looks like Mr. Riley's gun is off face by quite a bit and the top lever is well left of center. Sorry for commenting on the other gun but he hasn't been started a new thread.

Dave Noreen 08-26-2020 11:32 AM

Arlene's posts were six years ago.

Bill Murphy 08-26-2020 01:50 PM

Arlene may be a bit grey in the gills by now, perfect for the rest of the posters here.

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