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Value of Parker Bros. shotgun

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by dennyrue1, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. dennyrue1

    dennyrue1 Member

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    I am new here, with a first post. I have a new...never fired or seen the sun light, Parker VHE 12 gauge. Mint condition is an understatement. It's one of many firearms I have inherited.I would like to know the value of this piece and where I might find serious buyers/collectors.Thanks!
     
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    Lucky dog.
     
  3. dennyrue1

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    Thx! My pap has left us an incredible collection...most never fired.He just never kept any boxes,except ammo,incl WW1 army issue.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    Blue Book thinks a 98% VH is worth $5500. Add for ejectors. Add a lot for 100% which they won't even talk about. This assuming a real Parker Brothers gun, not an Olin Kodensha reproduction.
    Subtract for depressed economy in the Obamanation.

    There is a Parker Collector's Association at:
    http://www.parkerguns.org/

    But if a new Parker is typical of your "many firearms" inheritance, you might should be talking to one of the professional auction houses. Typical is Rock Island:
    http://rockislandauction.com/
    CAVEAT, I have not dealt with them, just admired their catalogs of really nice guns for sale.
     
  5. dennyrue1

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    Thx Jim,I appreciate the info.I know it's not a replica,as he bought all his guns new way back when.
    How about a pre 64 model70, .270 cal feather weight. Never fired?
    pre 64 .............30.06cal with fancy carvings on stock...never fired.
    Parker 12 gauge Trojan, never fired.

    Where can I find the'blue book'? is this a dealer only item? Thx.
     
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    Blue Book is a common price guide publication.
    http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Book-Gun...=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263340393&sr=1-2

    It is very useful for insurance, division of estates, trading two $50 cats for a $100 dog, bragging rights, etc. You cannot count on being able to sell or buy a given gun for the price shown, but it is a place to start that everybody is familiar with.

    My condolences for the passing of "Pap."

    P.S. Some of that ammo might be worth a bit. It has to be pretty obscure to be worth a lot, but there is a cartridge collector's market and there are always people looking for a way to shoot some obsolete gun a little. A collector here supported his hobby by a constant scrounging program for ammunition in old lots, broken boxes, odd calibers, etc. Stuff he could buy cheap from estates, hardware stores, going out of business sales, whatever he could get and mark up a bit at a gun show.
     
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    Post up a list of all the guns you're wanting to sell... so we can drool.
     
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    Sorry for the passing of your pap too.

    You may want to call your insurance agent and make darn sure they are covered. Take pictures and have them appraised just in case. I don't know if you are experienced with firearms so maybe a word of caution may be in order. Take care of them and don't mess with any screws. Wash and dry your hands before handling, especially after eating fried chicken. (Stuff I had to teach my kids).

    Welcome to The High Road.
     
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    And I thought Parker Bros. only made board games.
     
  11. dennyrue1

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    Thanks guys. I have lots of pistols he left too.We want to keep all the WWI stuff...full uniforms,helmets,photos,discharge papers,the works.
    As per the guns, I hunt deer with my trusty .06 gamemaster,and shoot some trap,and pack for self defense,but I am not a 'collector' and think some of these pieces would be better in a collection/museum/etc, where they can be displayed/cared for etc. Maybe I'll try to compile a list for the insurance and share it with you. Thanks for all the advise!
     
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    Invest in a couple of pair white cotton gloves, they will prove their worth! Enjoy what you have. Condolences on your loss of "Paps". After purchasing gloves, use them!!!!!!
    ..............keep your powder dry.
     
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