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GLDNDomer
February 19, 2011, 06:42 PM
I wasn't sure if this thread should go in shotguns or curios and relics, but I just need help identifying this old double barrel shotgun I found in my grandmother's shed recently. I think it's a parker double barrel with a goulcher lock mechanism. It is missing the left hammer but everything else seems to work. If this can be identified, I would appreciate any value this might bring and how I can determine the gauge. I would also like advice about how to clean this properly. Thanks.

The picture of the barrel is large and I left it as an attachment because I didn't want to force the viewers to scroll horizontally in order to read the post.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=67561&stc=1&d=1298158338

Dave McC
February 19, 2011, 08:06 PM
TTBOMK, The Parker Company made only breechloaders. And those were boxlocks, not like this.

This looks like a Muzzleloader.

What markings does it have?

And for safety's sake, establish if it's loaded before doing anything else. Many old shotguns are.....