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At this point the company expanded because of an infusion of capital by Mr.
Parker guns were offered in 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 20, 28 and .410 gauges. There is an active interest in Parker guns today, most visibly represented by the Parker Gun Collector's Association.There is an experimental example known to have been produced in 18 gauge. All else being equal, the smaller the gauge the more scarce and valuable a Parker gun would be in today's world. By 1844 the success of his efforts yielded the factorys first steam engine, the first such engine in the Connecticut area.In order to remain competitive, Parkers company merged several times, and manufactured a wide variety of products ranging from steam engines, train wheels and printing presses to piano stools.Seriously starting to consider parting with it, however.
Parker Bros., also known at various times as Parker Brothers Manufacturing Company, Parker Brothers Guns, and Parker Bros.
The back action went into production in 1868 and the front action in 1870. Another improvement was made by Wilbur Parker in the lifter action in 1874 and again in 1875.
In 1875, a new design for the main barrel/receiver hinge joint called the pintle joint was implemented, as well as the final improvement of the lifter mechanism.
1890 Parker Bros 12 gauge Bernard Barreled CH with skeleton butt.
It still has mostly all of its original bone case color, even has color on the standing breech.
During the Civil War, Parker was not only a stockholder, but the superintendent of the Parker, Snow, Brooks and Company.