Parker shotguns are prized by both collector and hunter as being among the finest in the world.These handcrafted sporting arms trace their origin to Meriden, Connecticut, where in 1832, Charles Parker established a shop for the manufacture of hardware and various household goods, including coffee mills and waffle irons.
Nearly 243,000 guns were produced during this period.
Parker Brothers shotguns are well-known for their quality and craftsmanship, as well as for their fine appointments, including engraving and checkering.
The addition of a single trigger, a ventilated rib, and a beavertail fore end, all took place during the 1920s, virtually completing the evolutionary process of the Parker.
Parker Brothers remained in business from 1867 until 1934, when the firm was acquired by the Remington Arms Co.
and the designer of Aubrey shotguns, became the vice president of Meriden Firearms for Sears.
Two years later he became president of the division, a position he held until 1916.
I bought a shooter-grade 12ga Trojan a few months back.
came with a old canvas/leather/fleece gun-case that has a rickety old wood sectional cleaning rod and a gunsmith overhaul receipt from the 1990's in the 'extra barrel' pocket. bore's are good..barrels ring fantastic..safety and all the mechanics appear fine.
purchased the Andrew Fyrberg & Sons firearms manufacturing plant and moved the plant and machinery to Meriden, Connecticut, in 1905 in the Malleable Iron Company's plant.
The company sold their firearms through the Sears catalog as well as via other retailers (using different trade names).
As the Civil War approached, Parker became interested in other ventures, including the manufacture of steam engines and machine tools. Parker, in partnership with William and George Miller, formed the Meriden Manufacturing Co.