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Unread 09-30-2023, 02:27 PM   #1
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After many months of looking I finally took a shot at a 12 ga Parker Trojan on gunbroker. With such a short description and limited photos I really wont know much until I get it in my hands next week. BUT for $800 I figured it may be worth the gamble- and the fact it has 26 barrels and IC/M makes it very usable for what I hunt. After some research last night it looks like there werent many 26 Trojan barrels so Im wondering if it was cut at some point or factory. Serial number puts it at 1927, and it looks like Parker started to offer 26 barrels after WWI- so possibly original.

I included a few photos- any insight on this gun would be appreciated!
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After many months of looking I finally took a shot at a 12 ga Parker Trojan on gunbroker. With such a short description and limited photos I really wont know much until I get it in my hands next week. BUT for $800 I figured it may be worth the gamble- and the fact it has 26 barrels and IC/M makes it very usable for what I hunt. After some research last night it looks like there werent many 26 Trojan barrels so Im wondering if it was cut at some point or factory. Serial number puts it at 1927, and it looks like Parker started to offer 26 barrels after WWI- so possibly original.

I included a few photos- any insight on this gun would be appreciated!
i have one and it took a few years to find a 12 ga 26 in. mine is choked .026 and .009
S/N on mine is 222234
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I have a 20 that Brad Bachelder restored for me. One of the best fitting Parkers in my possession. Great little gun. Trojans are so much fun to shoot.
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You can figure out whether your gun was cut or not by measuring the chokes and by examining the end of the rib and the muzzles.
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Photos of the muzzle end and the front sight from above will probably answer your question here.
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Photos of the muzzle end and the front sight from above will probably answer your question here.
I picked up the gun today, its in pretty worn condition but overall looks good. I attached a picture of the muzzle end. 26 and choked a fraction tighter than IC, almost like Skeet 2. And improved modified.

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looks factory to me, my barrel weight is 3 15 on my 26 in. trojan
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looks factory to me, my barrel weight is 3 15 on my 26 in. trojan
Thats good to know! Is yours chambered 2 5/8? Curious what shells you shoot out of yours.

Just bought some 2 low recoil shells from RST, as the 2.5 are out of stock and not estimated to be back until after bird season.

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A 2-frame Trojan will easily handle 2 3/4" standard velocity shells.

You wouldn't believe how many have been shot in that gun in its lifetime.





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A 2-frame Trojan will easily handle 2 3/4" standard velocity shells.

You wouldn't believe how many have been shot in that gun in its lifetime.





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Well thats good to know, I was just thinking the shorter chambers would have a modern shell not pattern too well. Ill grab some and check as soon as I can.
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