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LINK:Parker Bros. guns design catalogues and historical information


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)

It is a 12ga SXS serial number 211686 the only markings are 'Parker Bros' and on the barrel reads PARKER BROS MAKERS MERRIDEN CT USA TROJAN STEEL. Condition I would rate at @ 80% any help is appreciated. Parker Brothers Serial Numbers and Grades; Parker; Piotti; Purdey; Purdey, James (London) 1814-1900; Remington - Navy Single Shot Pistols, Model 8, 81, 24, 241, RB Pistols (Types- not serial), RB Rifles- 1870, 71, RB Rifle Models- 1866-1933, Contract Lee Rifles, Pistols and Revolvers 1857-1918 (incomplete serial number for some), Rifles 1866.


Parker Brothers; predecessor: Meriden Manufacturing Company.


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1860s

c. 1861 - musket

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

  • Ohio History Center, Columbus. (Search the collection.)

1863 - rifle

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

  • Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, OH. (Search the collection.)

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).

  • Photo - Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

1864-65 - carbine

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

  • Photo - Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

c. 1865 - musket

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

  • Ohio History Center, Columbus. (Search the collection.)

1865 - military rifle

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

  • Photo - Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.

1866 - breech loading, double barrel shotgun

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

  • Photo - Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.

1866 - double-barrel shotgun

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

  • Ohio History Center, Columbus. (Search the collection.)


1870s

1873 - shotgun

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

  • MacBride Museum, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)

1875 - double-barreled shotgun

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

  • Photo - Norsk Skogmuseum, Elverum, Norway.

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).

  • Photo - History Colorado Center, Denver. (Search the collection.)

1878 - shotgun

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

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

patented 1878 - double-barreled shotgun

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

  • Photos - Golden History Museum, Golden, Colorado.

c. 1878 - 12 gauge double barrel shotgun

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

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan.


1880s

c. 1880 - double barrel shutgun

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

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan.

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).

  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, CO.

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).

  • Photo - Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.


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).

  • Barkerville Historic Town, Barkerville, British Columbia - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)
Parker Brothers Serial Numbers


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).

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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).

  • Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, Charlottetown - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)

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).

  • Photo - Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul. (Search the collection.)

1916 - double barrel shotgun

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

  • Photo - Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul. (Search the collection.)

1918 - shotgun

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

  • Photo - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.



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).

  • Photo - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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.)

  • Photo - The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI.


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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).

  • Photo - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - shotgun

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

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - double-barrel shotgun

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

  • Photos - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - shotgun

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

  • Photo - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - double-barrel shotgun

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

  • Photo - National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - shot measure

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

  • Photo - Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Fremont, OH.

n. d. - brass shot measure

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

  • Photo - Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis, MO.

n. d. - press, cartridge case

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

  • Photo - Georgia Historical Society, Savannah.

n. d. - shotgun

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

  • Parks Canada organization, Ottawa, Ontario - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)

n. d. - shotgun, muzzleloader

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

  • Parks Canada organization, Ottawa, Ontario - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)

n. d. - shotgun

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

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, Michigan.

n. d. - shotgun

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

  • Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, Alberta - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Object name', 'Institution', and 'Manufacturer'.)

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).

  • Southern Historical Oregon Society, Medford, OR.

n. d. - powder measure

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

  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, CO.

n. d. - two shotgun shell casings

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

  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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).

  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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).

  • National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

n. d. - five shotgun shells

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

  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)

n. d. - cartridge

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

  • Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories - Artefacts Canada micro-site, Government of Canada. (Search the micro-site, advanced search, select 'Accession number'.)



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1860s

c. 1866 - rifle

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique arms & armour and modern sporting guns (8 JUN 2015).


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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (6 DEC 2005).


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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armor, Sporting Guns, and Aviation Memorabilia (15 NOV 2010).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Arms and Armour (20 JUN 2011).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (8 JUN 2015).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (17 NOV 2008).


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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (11 NOV 2014).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (8 June 2015).

1900 - 16 gauge Parker GH Grade shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (11 NOV 2014).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (12 NOV 2012).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (23 NOV 2009).


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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (11 NOV 2014).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

1912 - 20 gauge Parker DHE Grade shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (12 NOV 2012).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).


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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (16 AUG 2004).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (11 NOV 2014).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (11 JUN 2012).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour, Sporting Guns, and Aviation Memorabilia (15 NOV 2010).

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.)

  • Photo - Christie’s New York - Fine antique firearms, swords and Civil War memorabilia (10 JUL 2000).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (13 JUN 2016).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (12 NOV 2012).


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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (17 NOV 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (17 NOV 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (14 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (10 JUN 2013).

Parker Brothers Serial Number 209053


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n. d. - Parker guns at auction

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>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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

n. d. - 12 gauge hammer gun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (11 JUN 2012).

n. d. - 12 gauge hammer shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Arms and Armour (20 JUN 2011).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

n. d. - 10 gauge hammer shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (23 NOV 2009).

n. d. - double barrel hammer shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Arms and Armour (20 JUN 2011).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - The Steve McQueen Sale and Collectors’ Motorcycles & Memorabilia (11 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

n. d. - 10 gauge hammer shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (23 NOV 2009).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (20 NOV 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams London - Modern Sporting Guns (23 MAY 2019).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (5 APR 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams London - Antique Arms, Armour and Modern Sporting Guns including the Henk L.Visser Library, Part III (29 JUL 2009).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (20 JUN 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

n. d. - 20 gauge VH Grade shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (21 APR 2008).

n. d. - 20 gauge double barrel shotgun

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

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (6 DEC 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (29 JUN 2005).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (6 DEC 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (14 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - The Steve McQueen Sale and Collectors’ Motorcycles & Memorabilia (11 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour (15 MAY 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams London - Sporting Guns (28 MAR 2007).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (29 JUN 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (29 JUN 2005).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (14 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms and Armour and Modern Sporting Guns (14 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - The Steve McQueen Sale and Collectors’ Motorcycles & Memorabilia (11 NOV 2006).

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).

  • Photo - Bonhams San Francisco - Antique Arms & Armour (6 DEC 2005).



n. d. - double barrel shotgun

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

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 Jun 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 Jun 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 Jun 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

n. d. - .410 VH Double Barrel Shotgun

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

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 JUN 2003).

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).

  • Bonhams San Francisco - ARMS & Armour (30 Jun 2003).




Click the following link to see designs and documentation for other historical companies from the Meriden area, and those that were connected to the International Silver Company; go to the historical Meriden design overview page and scroll down to section D: 'ISC, predecessors & divisions' and E: 'Other featured companies'.



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'.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

Parker Gun Serial Numbers


1870s

1871 - Texas State Fair

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

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, silver medal awarded.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

1871 - Delaware County Fair, Iowa

1871, dates unknown. Delaware County Fair, Iowa.

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, First Premium awarded.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page. (See spotlighted 1874 advertisement).

1873 - Texas State Fair

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

> Parker Brothers guns exhibited, silver medal awarded.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page. (See spotlighted 1874 advertisement).

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.)

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.
Numbers


Parker Brothers Shotgun Serial Numbers

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.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

1880-81 - Melbourne International Exhibition 1880, Australia

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

> Unspecified Parkers Bros. guns exhibited.

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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.

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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'.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.


1890s

1893 - World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago

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

> Unspecified Parker Bros. guns exhibited.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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.

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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...'

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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).

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.

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'.

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.


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).

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.


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.'

  • For documentation, see the Design Meriden - Parker guns - design catalogues and historical information page.



See our Design Meriden compilation listing over 1000 exhibitions since 1851, featuring historical design associated with the Meriden area.