Help Identifying a Parker Warranted

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by chadmcq, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. chadmcq

    chadmcq New Member

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    Nov 3, 2012
    Anyone have some information on this Parker Warranted. There are no identifying marks on the barrel or stock. It was found on my Great Grandfather's farm approximately 100 years ago in upstate NY. It has an octogon barrel. Thanks for any information you could provide.
     

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  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    Henry Parker was a lock maker of note but sold to everyone

    so the maker is still yet to be discovered but its a parker lock
     
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  3. chadmcq

    chadmcq New Member

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    Nov 3, 2012
    Any idea by the type of lock when it was made?
     
  4. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    parker first shows up about 1830 and continues to be found on rifles up till 1890's

    his locks where well liked

    sorry i cant help you get closer the US experts will be along soon , they'll most likely know much more than some aussie

    cheers
     
  5. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    That general type of gun dates from around 1850, but some parts, like the hammer, trigger and trigger guard look more modern so someone may have tried to repair or "restore" that gun in relatively recent years. The rear sight is obviously from a modern rifle. As to the type of lock when it was made, I think the lock is probably original and not converted from a flintlock, if that is what you meant.

    Besides the amateurish attempts at "repair/restoration, the gun is in poor condition. Value would be a couple of hundred dollars at best.

    Jim
     
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  6. chadmcq

    chadmcq New Member

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    Nov 3, 2012
    Thanks for the information Jim. My Great grandfather was a bit of a tinkerer. Do you think there is any point getting it restored?
     
  7. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    restoration is a personal thing , if your doing so to keep it as a keep sake then ok doing it up to sell , dont , you wont get back what it costs ..

    but if it was made by my great grandpa well i'd be keeping it ..
     
  8. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    The trigger guard looks a lot like a narrow Ohio style and the rear sight could be old enough to belong on a percussion gun. Gemmer was using an elevation adjustable sight after he took over from Sam Hawken. That's not a Gemmer sight but could be a variation of it. It just doesn't have a totally modern look to me.
     
  9. chadmcq

    chadmcq New Member

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    Nov 3, 2012
    Thanks all for your comments. I really appreciate the information.
     
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