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 Parker brothers 12g grade 3 
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Here's a parker 12g grade 3 (dh) from 1902
Titanic steel barrels
Beautiful walnut stock (circassian according to parker)
The engraving is gorgeous and there's a ton of it.
Locks up super tight.
But it's got a few spots that show when it wasn't stored properly.
I've debated touching it up but I can't bring myself to do it.
I may be putting this on the chopping block, iunno.
It's so nice, but not my style.
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Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:58 pm
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The only real blemish in the wood

Edit: it's got some more dings and stuff. Looked a little closer.

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Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:01 pm
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Very cool, gotta love those oldies!!

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I like it! She needs to get back in the field and slay some pheasant!


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That's a beauty, for sure.
One thing that I have found humorous, here in the states the obsession in old firearms (and other antiques) is for "as is" condition, getting the highest valuation.
In the UK, a firearm of that vintage and condition, say a Purdey, would be worth much, much more after it has been restored to new.

Personally, given the relatively high numbers of existing Parker shotguns out there, and if I had the income to do it, I'd have it restored and shoot the hell out of it, all the while enjoying the beauty.

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Isildur wrote:
That's a beauty, for sure.
One thing that I have found humorous, here in the states the obsession in old firearms (and other antiques) is for "as is" condition, getting the highest valuation.
In the UK, a firearm of that vintage and condition, say a Purdey, would be worth much, much more after it has been restored to new.

Personally, given the relatively high numbers of existing Parker shotguns out there, and if I had the income to do it, I'd have it restored and shoot the hell out of it, all the while enjoying the beauty.

If it was my style is shooting, I'd shoot the hell out of it the way it sits.
But I think someone more into this type of thing would do it more justice


Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:15 pm
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Barrels look like theyve already been reblued at least once (prior to its current active rust), and there are no colors left to the receiver, so you might as well have it restored. Without looking it over, I'd not even be surprised if that stock had been redone or replaced at some point.

Great guns, and that'd be a sweetheart to slay pheasants.


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Soooo......
Anyone have a good idea of a fair value for this? I mean I checked gunbroker, so I have that idea, but gunbroker kinda sucks.
I'd rather sell it local than stick it on there, IF there's any interest

I think this is one of the least likely for me to use, so makes the most sense to offload it.


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Isildur wrote:
That's a beauty, for sure.
One thing that I have found humorous, here in the states the obsession in old firearms (and other antiques) is for "as is" condition, getting the highest valuation.
In the UK, a firearm of that vintage and condition, say a Purdey, would be worth much, much more after it has been restored to new.

Personally, given the relatively high numbers of existing Parker shotguns out there, and if I had the income to do it, I'd have it restored and shoot the hell out of it, all the while enjoying the beauty.



I never understood that either......when a gun is rusted, it no longer has "collector value" the high end collectors do not buy rusty guns. Also people will tell you not to refinish a rusty gun because you will remove the "original finish"......except for the fact the that the "original finish" was not rust

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