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Questions regarding my Parker Bros "V" Grade

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by NWRider, May 23, 2011.

  1. NWRider

    NWRider Vancouver Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm new to the North West Firearms website, but have heard a lot of good stuff from multiple people. With this being said, I've been on multiple message boards and know how to act accordingly, but i'm still the new kid on the block.

    I've done some research behind my shotgun to find out the basics, as well as general value. However, I wanted to get some insight from the NW Firearms community as far as how to go about selling or further evaluation of the shotgun.

    The specifics:
    Side by side with shell ejectors
    Serial Number is 116711 - Made in 1903
    Barrel length - 30"
    Markings:
    - Frame size - 2
    - Barrel weight - 3lbs
    - Grade - V
    - Vulcan Steel Barrel

    Based on the frame size it's a 12ga

    I can get pictures if need be. The Shotgun itself is in somewhat rough condition, and the butt rest has been replaced.

    If there's any information that i'm missing / need let me know. I'm looking to sell this gun or trade it for multiple firearms, however I do not have the know-how to go about selling it. The few shops I have called have either not been interested because it's a Parker Bros or have directed me towards this forum. Any input regarding this firearm would be much appreciated, thank you in advance!

    -NW
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure it isnt a VHE instead of a V.
     
  3. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    If you haven't already, you should join up here. You will be able to tap into a great amount of information.

    The Parker Gun Collectors Association

    BTW I also have a VHE from about 1905. I still use it as my upland game gun.
     
  4. NWRider

    NWRider Vancouver Member

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    Not 100% positive. What's the difference between the two? Where all the markings are on my Parker the stamp indicating the grade is simply a "V", there are no other letters.
     
  5. NWRider

    NWRider Vancouver Member

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    I've registered at teh site and asked the same question, and presented deadeye's as well. Just hoping for some responses now.
     
  6. Sawdust

    Sawdust Bull Mountain(Tigard), OR Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Just to clarify. Does the shotgun have ejectors or extractors? If, after firing, the shells are launched out of the barrels and land behind you then you have ejectors. If the shells remain in the barrels and are just raised out of the chambers when you open the action then you have extractors. If it has ejectors the it is a VHE (V-grade, H-hammerless, E-ejector model). If it just has extractors the it is a VH. Shame you do not have the "dogs head" butt plate. Also on the Parker Collectors site there are some great diagrams and pictures that show the engraving as it should look.
     
  7. NWRider

    NWRider Vancouver Member

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    Thanks for the advice! I got the same kind of statement from the Parker Guns forum as well, which allowed me to narrow it down. It is a hammerless therefore making it a VH however I do not believe the mechanism used for the shells is an ejector, it's been a while since I fired it however I believe they are simply extractors. So i can narrow this down and say it's a VH.

    Thanks very much, was simpler then I thought.
    -NW