The information should be stamped into the metal of the underside/hidden areas of the gun, making removale of the forend & barrels necessary to inspect the barrel flats and action flats/watertable for the stampings thereon.[email protected] said:I have a old parker bros. 16 ***** double barrell shotgun I inherited from my grandfather. The only numbers I can find on the gun are the patent date which is march 26, 1878 and the serial number which starts 15 can anyone help with a model and value, thanks.
Hammergun ? or, Hammerless ?
Extractor ? or, Selective ejectors ?
Double triggers ?
Vaule = "Condition" - How much original factory finish remains on wood/metal ?, How much csae hardening colors remain on the action ?, and, What is it's mechanical operation condition, including any known defects like rust, dents, bulges, cracks, etc ?