My father just dug out of his closet an old shotgun that looks like a caplock. I'm wondering if I can get some help identifying it and figuring our if it is worth restoring.
The stock says "Parker" on both sides. Those are the only stock markings.
On top of the barrel it says "London".
There are some Proofmarks on the barrel:
The crossed pikes and crown, with the b p c mark which is "1868-1925 Birmingham definitive black powder proof for shotguns" shown here:
And also this one which is the crown and crossed pikes with a v, "Birmingham
gun makers view mark 1813-1904" shown here:
Also there is a 44, and the letters R H between the two proof marks.
The stock looks to be a nice walnut.
Any ideas? Help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
- Randy Solomon