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Old 01-13-2018, 09:38 PM   #1
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Good evening,
My best friend passed away Christmas morning and I'm trying to help out his wife in liquidating some of their stuff so she can move. One of the items she needs to sell is a Parker Brothers double barrel shotgun. I'm trying to get the value of it and find potential buyers. Any help would be appreciated. Below is a link to an online album to pictures of the gun. By the serial number, it was manufactured in 1893. I have not cleaned it yet or anything, just took pictures.
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https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hg...JFQg-hprSOmHLi
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:42 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your friend.

What is the gauge?
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This is the information I received from a different forum.

You have a P grade 10 ga with 32" barrels. It is a top lever with hammers and looks in good condition. A repro plate from Galazan would help the value and if bore is good it could bring 900 to 1200.
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The estimate of price value may be a little high there.
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Thank you for your comment. I have no idea about this class of weapon, so I appreciate all advise. Just need to get her sold.
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Hmmm. Wonder how many PM's have been sent.
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“Firearm”.

“Weapons” are used on people.
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Hmmm. Wonder how many PM's have been sent.
yup, another short cut from membership cost to sell

the condition of the bores is critical to the value

but - with the damage to the toe of the stock, the very well worn checkering, and heavy "patina" - i expect the bores show signs of lots of use and some pitting

i would agree with Brian - that value is high- might be from a blue book type of publication rather than real experience buying and selling them
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I stand corrected on the Weapon vrs Firearm.
I'll take a look at the bore to see if there is any pitting or shadowing in them. The initial value I received was from a very highly recommended collector but I only had a few pictures of Parker at the time. I have not spoken to him since I took more pictures.

I have not received any PMs or emails inquiring about purchase or anything else. I'm preparing to post on Gun Broker as soon as I can get set up.
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the reason for the comments Pete is that only paying members are supposed to offer guns for sale

but- your idea is, IMHO, the correct one - post an honest description and good clear pictures on Gun Broker- without reserve - and the gun will find its value
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