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Davis, recently obtained a 12 gauge double barrel

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***** ***** Davis, recently obtained a 12 gauge double barrel side by, Parker Brothers shotgun, serial 64981, stamp on water table is as follows:
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Customer: 2 64981 G
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 1 year ago.
Hi,Your serial number dates to 1890. There were 4,291 "G" grades produced, 2,501 in 12 gauge. The "G" grade has some scroll and game scene engraving, a Walnut stock (most were pistol grip) and forend and barrels marked "Parker Special Steel"Parker shotguns are one of the most collectible shotguns ever produced and demand is very high for guns in original condition. Values for refinished guns are much lower, demand is also much lower than original guns. The current values for your gun are:90%-$700080%-$650070%-$600060%-$550050%-$500040%-$450030%-$400020%-$300010%-$2750Add 25% for ejectorsPercentage is based on the amount of original finish and mechanical condition.These are current values for a private party sale from the BlueBook of Firearm values. Expect 20% to 30% less for a trade in. Tom

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