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 Post subject: WM Parkhurst question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:06 pm 
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I have someone who wants to sell me a 1800's Parkhurst shotgun. He says he has gotten values from 600.00 up to 2500.00 for the gun. Does anyone have any idea what these guns are worth? it is extremely clean looking and I'm waiting for the serial number so I can research the exact date.. I appreciate any repsonses... I don't know how to post photos, but I can if anyone can help with that process. Thanks...


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 Post subject: Re: WM Parkhurst question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:12 pm 
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AFAIK, Parkhurst shotguns were made in England by J.P. Clabrough & Brothers., and in Belgium by Simonis, Janssen & Dumoulin. After 1906 they were all made in Belgium (AFAIK, S,J,&D closed up in 1905, ofcourse maybe someone else took over the name or name contract).

Belgian-made gun's metal will be stamped with an "ELG" somewhere under the stock.

Generally considered to be wallhangers today, they were inexpensive guns for the times, when made.

There was also a Wm Parkhurst who made percussion guns in New Hampshire in the later part of the 1800's, but IDK if he had anything to do with these guns.

Most sources say lower value, they've been seen on for sale as a wall hanger for $50, most were $200-$300; but one listed for $2400 (IDK if the dreamer ever got his $$$).

caveat emptor.


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 Post subject: Re: WM Parkhurst question
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Wm Parkhurst were the cheapest of Belgian imports marketted by Schoverling, Daly & Gales. In SD&G's 1912 catalogue the cheapest Wm Parkhurst hammer double listed at $7.75 up to the highest at $11.20. In the same catalogue the 00-grade L.C. Smith, the Fox Sterlingworth, and the Lefever Durston Special Grade each listed for $25. I happen to have this page already loaded in my Photobucket account, but they were offered in 10-, 12-, 16- and 20-gauges as well.

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 Post subject: Re: WM Parkhurst question
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:54 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys, I apprectiate it.


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 Post subject: Re: WM Parkhurst question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:07 pm 
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I have a WM Parkhurst hammer gun did the research almost all are wall hangers worth little money.


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