Parker Bros. guns in collections, at auction, and in expositions

Parker Bros guns advertisement


Above, Parker Bros. guns advertisement in Town & Country on 1 February 1923. For more information, see the entry listed on the parallel Parker Bros. design catalogues and historical information webpage.


A. Parker gun designs in collections (by year)


Parker Brothers; predecessor: Meriden Manufacturing Company.


Info/photo status: = info and photo online
= info online, no photo
= completely offline


1860s

c. 1861 - musket

Parker Snow & Company. (c. 1861). Musket, .58-caliber, breech-loading conversion. Object no. H 10837. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03031).

1863 - rifle

Parker, Snow & Co. (1863). Rifle. Steel, wood. (Accession no. 42.1063. Viewed 11 June 2017. A02687.)

1864-65 - carbine

Meriden Manufacturing Co. (Parker Bros. predecessor). (1864-65). Triplett and Scott carbine. Accession no. 1995.07.01. Viewed 21 November 2020. J00975).

1864-65 - carbine

Meriden Manufacturing Co. (Parker Bros. predecessor). (1864-65). Triplett and Scott carbine. (Accession no. 8241-173. Viewed 21 November 2020. J00977).

1865 - magazine carbine

Triplett and Scott / Meriden Mfg. Co. (Parker Bros. predecessor). (1865). Triplett and Scott magazine carbine. (Viewed 14 July 2021. J01399).

c. 1865 - musket

Parker Snow & Company. (c. 1865). Musket, breech-loading, .58-caliber. (Object no. H 10828. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03030).

1865 - military rifle

Meriden Manufacturing Co. (Parker Bros. predecessor). (1865). Triplett & Scott rifle. Accession no. 1997.6.2. Viewed 21 November 2020. J00976).

1866 - breech loading, double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (1866). Breech loading, double barrel shotgun. (Cat. no. 7570-3. Viewed 11 July 2018. G02564-65).

1866 - double-barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (1866). Shotgun, double-barrel. (Viewed 30 June 2018). (Object no. H 84390. Viewed 30 June 2018. A03016).


1870s

1873 - shotgun

Parker Bros. (1873). Shotgun, double barrel. (Accession no. 1972.1.84.n. Viewed 2 September 2020. J00552).

1875 - double-barreled shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1875). Double-barreled shotgun. (Object no. SJF.03112. Viewed 5 August 2017. A02802.)

1875-85 - 12-gauge, double barrel, breech-loading shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1875-85). 12-gauge, double barrel, breech-loading shotgun. (Object ID no. MC.PROP.116. Viewed 5 August 2018. H00341).

1875-1902 - breech-loading cartridge shotgun

Parker Bros. (1875-1902). Breech-loading cartridge shotgun. (Accession no. 2001.83. Viewed 14 July 2021. J01400).

1878 - shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1878). Shotgun, (serial no. 154352). (Accession no. 1995.0045. Viewed 19 July 2020. J00506).

patented 1878 - double-barreled shotgun

Parker Brothers. (patented 1878). Double-barreled shotgun. (Viewed 16 July 2018. G02790-91).

c. 1878 - 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1878). 12 gauge double barrel shotgun. (Identifier: 146063. Viewed 8 May 2020. J00308).


1880s

c. 1880 - double barrel shutgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1880). Double barrel shutgun. (Identifier: 115614. Viewed 8 May 2020. J00309).

1885-90 - double-barreled, 10 gauge shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1885-90). Double-barreled, 10 gauge shotgun (serial no. 32820). Steel, walnut. (Cat. no. 91.0004.0001. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02393).

1880s - breech loading, double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (1880s). Breech loading, double barrel shotgun (serial no. 02523). (Cat. no. 8241-642. Viewed 11 July 2018. G02566-67).


1900s

c. 1902 - double-barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1902). Double-barrel shotgun, (serial no. 115232). (Accession no. 1964.0081.0001. Viewed 2 September 2020. J00554).


1910s

c. 1910 - shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1910, based on serial number). Double barrel break action shotgun, (serial no.154981). (Accession no. 319944. Viewed 20 October 2020. J00913).

c. 1911-12 - 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1911-12, based on serial number). 12 gauge double barrel shotgun, (serial no. 158934). (Accession no. HF.00.28.4. Viewed 23 November 2020. J00987).

1915 - VH grade sawed off shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1915). VH grade sawed off shotgun (double trigger, double barreled, side by side 20 gauge shotgun). (Object no. 1996.241.4. Updated 20 June 2020. A03014).

1916 - double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1916). Double barrel shotgun. (Object no. 1995.19.1. Viewed 20 June 2020. J00477).

1918 - shotgun

Parker Bros. (1918). 12 gauge shotgun, break action, (serial no. 178393). (Accession no. 1979.0523. Viewed 4 February 2021. J01081).



Click the following link to see the parallel webpage - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information.



1920s

c. 1923 - shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1923, based on serial number). Double barrel break action shotgun, (serial no. 210473). (Accession no. 303667. Viewed 20 October 2020. J00914).

c. 1925 - 20 gauge double barreled shotgun

Parker Brothers. (c. 1925). 20 gauge double barreled shotgun. Steel (alloy), wood. (Accession no. 72.146.72. Viewed 24 May 2016. B00201.)


n. d.

n. d. - model grade G double barrel break action shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Model grade G double barrel break action shotgun, (serial no. 21598). (Accession no. 58580. Viewed 24 September 2020. J00767).

n. d. - shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). Shotgun, (serial no. 22653). (Accession no. 1989.0716. Viewed 19 July 2020. J00505).

n. d. - double-barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Double-barrel shotgun, (serial no. 59912). (Accession no. 1977.0217. Viewed 27 December 2020. J01037).

n. d. - shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Double barrel break action shotgun, (serial no. 81644). (Accession no. 210926. Viewed 24 September 2020. J00766).

n. d. - double-barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Double-barrel shotgun, (serial no. 175216). (Accession no. 1979.0523. Viewed 27 December 2020. J01038).

n. d. - shot measure

Parker Bros. (undated). Shot measure. Brass. (Object no. 1934.139.10. Viewed 11 July 2018. G02549).

n. d. - brass shot measure

Parker Bros. (undated). Wooden handled brass shot measure. (Identifier: 1915-049-0211. Viewed 19 July 2020. J00507).

n. d. - press, cartridge case

Parker Brothers. (undated). Press, cartridge case. Wood, metal. (Cat. no. A-2138-009 ab. Viewed 4 September 2017. G00155.)

n. d. - shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Shotgun, muzzleloader. (Accession no. JB.64X.406. Viewed 23 November 2020. J00988).

n. d. - shotgun, muzzleloader

Presumably Parker Bros. (undated). Shotgun, muzzleloader. (Accession no. PRO.310.131. Viewed 2 September 2020. J00553).

n. d. - shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Shotgun. (Identifier: 146055. Viewed 6 May 2020. J00301).

n. d. - shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Shotgun. (Cat. no. H92.134.37. Viewed 2 September 2020. J00551).

n. d. - double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). Double barrel shotgun (serial no. 140837). (Object ID no. 1989.16.1. Viewed 12 July 2018. G02642).

n. d. - powder measure

Parker Bros. (undated). Powder measure. (Cat. no. 19-84. Viewed 8 July 2018. G02392).

n. d. - two shotgun shell casings

Parker Bros. (undated). Two 12 gauge shotgun shell casings. (Accession no. 283449. Viewed 4 February 2021. J01082).

n. d. - 12 ga. two shotgun shell casings

Parker Bros. (undated). Two 12 ga shotgun shell casings. (Accession no. 283449. Viewed 24 September 2020. J00765).

n. d. - match case made from 12 ga. Parker Bros. shell casing

(undated). Match case made from 12 ga. Parker Bros. shell casing. (ID no. ZZ.RSN81523W14. Viewed 24 September 2020. J00764).

n. d. - five shotgun shells

Parker Brothers. (undated). Five shotgun shells. [Accession nos. 977.024.092(-96). Viewed 27 December 2020. J01035].

n. d. - cartridge

Parker Brothers. (undated). Cartridge. (Accession no. 977.024.091. Viewed 27 December 2020. J01034).

n. d. - carbine

Meriden Manufacturing Company (Parker Bros. predecessor). (undated). Carbine. (Cat. no. H92.7.58. Viewed 14 July 2021. J01398).





B. Parker gun designs at leading auction houses


1860s

c. 1864 - carbine

Triplett & Scott / Meriden Manufacturing Company (Parker Bros. predecessor). (c. 1864). Triplett & Scott Carbine, Kentucky Marked, Meriden Manufacturing Co., (serial no. 3199). (Viewed 14 July 2021. R01513).

c. 1866 - rifle

Parker, Snow & Co. (c. 1866). Rifle. (Viewed 20 July 2016. A01068.)


1880s

1886 - 12 gauge Parker Grade 2 hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1886). 12 gauge Parker Grade 2 hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 47221). (Viewed 14 July 2019. H01061).


1890s

1890 - 16 gauge Parker Brothers DH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1890). 16 gauge Parker Brothers DH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 63301). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01005).

1892 - 12 gauge GH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1892). 12 gauge GH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 72310). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01015).

1892 - 12 gauge GH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1892). 12 gauge GH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 72310). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01012).

1894 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers CH Grade boxlock shotgun with extra set of factory barrels

Parker Bros. (1894). 12 gauge Parker Brothers CH Grade boxlock shotgun with extra set of factory barrels [serial no. 789338(?)]. (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01193).

1897 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers DH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1897). 20 gauge Parker Brothers DH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 88274). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01001).

1899 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers GH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1899). 12 gauge Parker Brothers GH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 92274). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01022).


1900s

1900 - 12 gauge VH Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1900). 12 gauge VH Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 95799). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01195).

1900 - 12 gauge VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1900). 12 gauge VH Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 95799). (Viewed 9 July 2019. F01159).

1900 - 16 gauge Parker GH Grade shotgun

Parker Bros. (1900). 16 gauge Parker GH Grade shotgun (serial no. 97372). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01031).

c. 1902 - 16 gauge Trojan grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Bros. (c. 1902). 16 gauge Trojan grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 169495). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01194).

1905 - 12 gauge A-1 Special Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun two barrel set

Parker Brothers. (1905). 12 gauge A-1 Special Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun two barrel set (serial no. 137485). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01006).

1907 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers DHE Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1907). 12 gauge Parker Brothers DHE Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 142155). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01002).

1908 - 16 gauge Parker DHE grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Bros. (1908). 16 gauge Parker DHE grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 149395). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01033).

1908 - 16 gauge Parker DHE grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Bros. (1908). 16 gauge Parker DHE grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 149395). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01027).

1908-09 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1908-09). 20 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 150313). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01016).


1910s

1910 - 12 gauge DHE grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1910). 12 gauge DHE grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. N153442). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01196).

1911 - 28 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1911). 28 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 155371). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01003).

1911 - 12 gauge AAHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1911). 12 gauge AAHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 157827). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01197).

1912 - 20 gauge Parker DHE Grade shotgun

Parker Bros. (1912). 20 gauge Parker DHE Grade shotgun (Serial no. 159911). (Viewed 12 June 2019. H01029).

1915 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers DHE grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1915). 20 gauge Parker Brothers DHE grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 171353). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01199).

1916 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers VHE Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1916). 20 gauge Parker Brothers VHE Grade boxlock shotgun (with hang tag and factory letter) (serial no. 172720). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01008).

1916 - 12 gauge VHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1916). 12 gauge VHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 175243). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01198).


1920s

1922 - 20 gauge GH gradedouble barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (1922). 20 gauge GH grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 199907). (Viewed 9 July 2019. F01157).

1924 - 12 gauge CHE Grade boxlock trap shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1924). 12 gauge CHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock trap shotgun (serial no. 213193). (Viewed 9 July 2019. F01158).

1925 - 12 gauge VHE grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1925). 12 gauge VHE grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 212451). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01009).

1925 - 12 gauge VH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1925). 12 gauge VH grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun (serial no. 213534). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01014).

1926 - 20-gauge and 16-gauge A1 special single trigger ejector guns

Parker Brothers. (1926). 20-gauge and 16-gauge A1 special single trigger ejector guns (serial no. 220139). Gold inlay and other materials. (Viewed 24 May 2016. D00147.)

1927 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1927). 20 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 222328). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01004).

1928 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1928). 12 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 224992). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01199).

1928 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1928). 12 gauge Parker Brothers VH Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 224992). (Viewed 9 July 2019. F01160).

1929 - 16 gauge DHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock ejector shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1929). 16 gauge DHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock ejector shotgun [serial no. 23213(?); with original invoice, hang tags and catalog]. (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01007).


1930s

1930 - VHE boxlock shotgun action with two sets of 20 gauge barrels

Parker Brothers. (1930). VHE boxlock shotgun action with two sets of 20 gauge barrels (serial no. 234228). (Viewed 12 June 2019. H01024).

1935 - 20-gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (1935). 20-gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 237769). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01043).

1935 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers VHE Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1935). 12 gauge Parker Brothers VHE Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 238076). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01023).

1936 - 20 gauge Parker Brothers Trojan grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1936). 20 gauge Parker Brothers Trojan grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 238692). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01048).

1937 - 12 gauge Parker Brothers GHE Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (1937). 12 gauge Parker Brothers GHE Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 240873). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01200).


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n. d. - Parker guns at auction

See the listing


> Guns in this category are listed by serial number, first those with photos on the auction webpage, then those without.

n. d. - 10 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 10 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 3516). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01042).

n. d. - 10 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 10 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 3516). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01037).

n. d. - 12 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 Gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 4054). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01040).

n. d. - 12 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 4054). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01034).

n. d. - early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 4321). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01039).

n. d. - early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 4321). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01035).

n. d. - early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Early 10 gauge grade 2 underlever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 4321). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01021).

n. d. - 12 gauge hammer gun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12 gauge hammer gun (serial no. 26327). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01010).

n. d. - 12 gauge hammer shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12 gauge hammer shotgun (serial no. 33632). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01011).

n. d. - 12 gauge grade 1 hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge grade 1 hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 38737). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01036).

n. d. - 12 gauge grade 1 hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12 gauge grade 1 hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 38737). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01020).

n. d. - 8 gauge grade 2 hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 8 gauge grade 2 hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 43133). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01153).

n. d. - 10 gauge hammer shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 10 gauge hammer shotgun (serial no. 46824). (Viewed 12 June 2019. H01018).

n. d. - double barrel hammer shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). Double barrel hammer shotgun (serial no. 49447). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01013).

n. d. - 12 gauge top lever hammer double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 12 gauge top lever hammer double barrel shotgun (serial no. 51234). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01156).

n. d. - 10 gauge hammer top-lever double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 10 gauge hammer top-lever double barrel shotgun (serial no. 54739). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01154).

n. d. - 12 gauge GH Grade double barrel boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12 gauge GH Grade double barrel boxlock shotgun (serial no. 57684). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01051).

n. d. - 10 gauge EH grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 10 gauge EH grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 59633). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01158).

n. d. - 10 gauge hammer shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 10 gauge hammer shotgun (serial no. 67364). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01017).

n. d. - 12 gauge Parker DH double barrel shotgun with two sets of barrels

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 12 gauge Parker DH double barrel shotgun with two sets of barrels (serial no. 76720). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01155).

n. d. - 10 gauge GH grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 10 gauge GH grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 79709). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01032).

n. d. - 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun (serial no. 85055). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01192).

n. d. - 12 gauge VH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 12 gauge VH double barrel shotgun (serial no. 94038). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01157).

n. d. - 12 gauge DH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 12 gauge DH double barrel shotgun (serial no. 96240). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01152).

n. d. - 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12-bore boxlock non-ejector gun (serial no. 105595). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01025).

n. d. - 12 gauge BHE Grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge BHE Grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 132016). (Viewed 13 June 2019. H01052).

n. d. - 12 gauge BHE Grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge BHE Grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 132016). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01041).

n. d. - 12 gauge DHE Grade boxlock shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge DHE Grade boxlock shotgun (serial no. 137721). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01030).

n. d. - 20 gauge VH Grade shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge VH Grade shotgun (serial no. 148249). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01028).

n. d. - 20 gauge double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge double barrel shotgun (serial no. 166360). (Viewed 13 June 2019. H01053).

n. d. - customized 12 gauge SC single barrel trap shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). Customized 12 gauge SC single barrel trap shotgun (serial no. 177851). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01162).

n. d. - 12 gauge VHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge VHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 202097). (Viewed 12 July 2019. H01026).

n. d. - 20 gauge VH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge VH double barrel shotgun (serial no. 204282). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01047).

n. d. - 16 gauge DHE grade double barrel boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 16 gauge DHE grade double barrel boxlock shotgun (serial no. 206347). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01049).

n. d. - 12 gauge DHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge DHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 208332). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01038).

n. d. - 20-bore (2 3/4 in.) boxlock ejector gun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20-bore (2 3/4 in.) boxlock ejector gun (serial no 213884). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01044).

n. d. - 12 gauge CHE grade ejector double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 12 gauge CHE grade ejector double barrel shotgun (serial no. 225386). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01159).

n. d. - 20 gauge VH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 20 gauge VH double barrel shotgun (serial no. 231729). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01161).

n. d. - 20 gauge VHE grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 20 gauge VHE grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 238215). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01046).

n. d. - 28 gauge GHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 28 gauge GHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 239736). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01045).

n. d. - 20 gauge VHE grade double barrel boxlock shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 20 gauge VHE grade double barrel boxlock shotgun (serial no. 240163). (Viewed 13 July 2019. H01049).

n. d. - 12 gauge DHE Trap double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge DHE Trap double barrel shotgun (serial no. 241058). (Viewed 13 June 2019. H01054).



n. d. - double barrel shotgun

Parker Brothers. (undated). 12 gauge Parker PH grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 71104). (Viewed 19 July 2020. L01676).

n. d. - 28 Gauge GH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 28 Gauge GH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 118940). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01183).

n. d. - 20 Gauge VHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 Gauge VHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 149665). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01184).

n. d. - 12 Gauge VH Try-gun Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 Gauge VH Try-gun Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 173258). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01189).

n. d. - 20 Gauge PHE Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 Gauge PHE Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 188910). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01185).

n. d. - 20 Gauge VHE Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 Gauge VHE Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 190947). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01187).

n. d. - 28 gauge CHE grade double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 28 gauge CHE grade double barrel shotgun (serial no. 191074). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01160).

n. d. - 10 Gauge CHE Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 10 Gauge CHE Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 191348). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01188).

n. d. - customized 12 Gauge CHE Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Customized 12 Gauge CHE Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 191484). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01190).

n. d. - 20 gauge Parker VH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge Parker VH double barrel shotgun, (serial no. 191750). (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01928).

n. d. - 20 gauge VHE Parker double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge VHE Parker double barrel shotgun, (serial no. 193410). (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01929).

n. d. - 16 gauge Parker BHE 16 double barrel shotgun two barrel set

Parker Bros. (undated). 16 gauge Parker BHE 16 double barrel shotgun two barrel set, (serial no. 196638). (Viewed 5 August 2020. L01930).

n. d. - 12 gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 196709). (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01947).

n. d. - 12 gauge Parker VH double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge Parker VH double barrel shotgun (serial no. 196731). (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01950).

n. d. - 20 gauge Parker PHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 20 gauge Parker PHE double barrel shotgun, (serial no. 197360). (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02055).

n. d. - 12 gauge Parker DHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge Parker DHE double barrel shotgun, (serial no. 202118). (Viewed 16 August 2020. L02056).

n. d. - 12 Gauge DHE Trap Model Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 Gauge DHE Trap Model Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 212886). (Viewed 11 July 2019. F01186).

n. d. - customized 20 gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). Customized 20 gauge Parker VHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 215156). (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01948).

n. d. - 12 gauge Parker DHE double barrel shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). 12 gauge Parker DHE double barrel shotgun (serial no. 216241). (Viewed 7 August 2020. L01949).

n. d. - .410 VH Double Barrel Shotgun

Parker Bros. (undated). .410 VH Double Barrel Shotgun (serial no. 222924). (Viewed 12 July 2019. F01191).

n. d. - 10 gauge 3 1/2 inch Magnum Parker AHE Grade

Parker Bros. (n. d.). 10 gauge 3 1/2 inch Magnum Parker AHE grade (serial no. 238889). (Viewed 16 April 2020. D01163).




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C. Parker gun designs in expositions


1860s

1869 - American Institute Fair, New York

8 September - 30 October 1869. American Institute Fair, New York.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Parker Brothers, award "for power presses. First media and diploma"; and award "for shot guns. First media and diploma".


1870s

1871 - Texas State Fair

c. June 1871. Texas State Fair, specific location unknown.

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, silver medal awarded.

1871 - Delaware County Fair, Iowa

1871, dates unknown. Delaware County Fair, Iowa.

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, First Premium awarded.

1873 - Texas State Fair

1873, dates unknown. Texas State Fair, specific location unknown.

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, silver medal awarded.

1876 - Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia

10 May - 10 November 1876. Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia.

> Parker Bros. exhibited "double-barrel, breech-loading shot guns". (Unspecified award recipient.)


1880s

1880 - Meriden Town Hall exhibition

c. September - 24 September 1880. State Fair, Town Hall exhibition, Meriden, Connecticut.

> Exhibited unspecified shot guns by Parker Brothers. Diploma awarded.

1880-81 - Melbourne International Exhibition 1880, Australia

1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881. Melbourne International Exhibition 1880, Australia.

> Unspecified Parkers Bros. guns exhibited.

1881 - Meriden Town Hall exhibition

20-23 September 1881. Meriden Town Hall display, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT.

> Exhibited a case of breech loading guns by Parker Bros. Diploma awarded.

1883 - Meriden Town Hall exhibition

18-21 September 1883. Connecticut State Fair, Meriden Town Hall exhibition, Meriden, CT.

> Parker Bros. exhibited an "upright show case, containing different kinds of breech loading guns".

1884 - Meriden Town Hall exhibition

16-19 September 1884. Meriden Town Hall exhibition, Connecticut State Fair, Meriden, CT.

> Exhibited unspecified "famous shotguns of the latest and most improved style" by Parker Bros.

1889 - Meriden opera house exhibition

10 October 1889. Exposition at Delavan Opera House, Meriden, on the occasion of the visit of the International American Congress.

> Exhibited Parker Bros., 30 breechloading guns.


1890s

1893 - World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago

1 May - 30 October 1893. World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

> Unspecified Parker Bros. guns exhibited.

1895 - Sportsmen’s Exposition, New York

13-18 May 1895. First Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Parker Bros.

1896 - Sportsmen’s Exposition, New York

16 May - c. 22 May 1896. Second Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited unspecified firearms designs by Parker Bros.

1897 - Sportsmen’s Exposition, New York

13 March - c. 18 March 1897. Third Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited by Parker Bros. "eighty guns... in gauges they are from 8 to 20..."

1898 - New England’s Sportsmen’s Exposition

12 March - c. 25 March 1898. New England’s Sportsmen’s Exposition at Mechanics’ Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Parker Bros. (guns).

1899 - Sportsmen’s Exposition, New York

c. 11 March 1899. Fifth Annual Sportsmen’s Exposition at Madison Square Garden, New York.

> Exhibited by Parker Bros., "a full range of the shotguns which they manufacture".


1900s

1903 - Tri-State Automobile and Sportsmen’s Show

9 - 14 February 1903. Tri-State Automobile and Sportsmen’s Show, Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan.

> Unspecified designs exhibited by Parker Bros. (guns).


1970s

1973 - Eastern States Exposition

14 - 23 September 1973. Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA.

> Exhibited by Charles Parker Co., "the oldest manufacturing company in Connecticut", "an historical display of products dating from the company’s founding in 1832. Included will be nineteenth century spectacles, coffee mills, sewing birds, clocks, lighting fixtures, cremation urns and *Civil War rifles manufactured for the Kentucky militia and the U. S. Army*. A series of period photographs and catalogues depicting the evolution of Parker Company products will bring visitors up to date for a display of Parker products currently manufactured in Connecticut."



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