Previously manufactured in Meriden, CT from 1866-1934. Remington took over production in 1934, and in 1938, the plant was moved to Ilion, NY. Over 4,500 "Transition Guns" (exhibiting Meriden and Ilion characteristics) were produced in Meriden between 1934-1937 and about 1,600 Parkers were manufactured at the Ilion location before production stopped circa 1942. Total production reached approx. 242,487.
During 2006, Remington Arms Co. announced the release of a new AAHE 28 ga. Parker, manufactured in the U.S. by Connecticut Shotgun Co.
95% of the original Parkers bought and sold each year are in 30% or less condition (referring to original case colors). Percentages on following pages refer to the amount of original case colors remaining on frame.
Parker Gun Identification & Serialization was published in late 2002, and has been reprinted due to popular demand. Compiled by using records from The Parker Story, Vols. I & II, this title features more than 100 detailed images allowing easy visual identification on the grades, frame sizes, and other important information. Additionally, listings on over 155,000 serial numbers are provided, specifying the original configuration, including grade, action type, extra features, stock configuration, gauge, and barrel length - an invaluable asset when determining original configuration on most Parkers Brothers shotguns. The author wishes to especially thank Mr. William Mullins, in addition to Charles Price, Roy Gunther, Louis C. Parker III, and Daniel Cote for sharing the following Parker production statistics with this publication.


Parker's lowest-priced gun, single or double triggers, but no auto ejectors available, very rarely found in mint condition because they were used a lot, a genuine utility gun, introduced 1912-13 with approx. 33,000 total mfg.
Parker's biggest selling model, offered with all options, the most commonly found Parker. Approx. 79,000 mfg. 10 ga. is very rare in this model.
offered for a very short time, most had twist barrels, prices here are for fluid steel barrels only. Approx. 1,400 mfg. A very few .410 bores were mfg. 10 ga. with fluid steel barrels is very rare in this model.
very popular model, barrels marked "Parker Special Steel", engraved moderately with all options available. 10 ga. with fluid steel barrels is very rare in this model, approx. 4,300 mfg.
the most popular higher grade gun, very tastefully engraved and flawlessly finished, approx. 9,400 mfg.
scarce because they were only slightly more decorative than the DH, Acme steel barrels. Approx. 1,100 mfg. 10 ga. is very rare in this model.
very rare, approx. 6 are known to exist.
quite popular and decorative, 4 styles of engraving available, Acme steel barrels. Approx. 700 mfg. 10 ga. is very rare in this model.
only 4 guns are known in this grade.
a scarce gun, extremely decorative and flawlessly executed, Acme steel barrels. Approx. 300 mfg. 10 ga. is very rare in this model.
it is believed that only one gun was manufactured.
very elaborate model, early AAs have Whitworth barrels, late ones have Peerless. Approx. 240 mfg.
28 ga., available through Remington Arms Co., and made by Connecticut Shotgun, serialization continues from the last of the Parker Bros. production. Limited availability 2006-disc.
100% engraved, all were special ordered, each one inspected by the company president before being shipped. Approx. 80 mfg.
only 3 documented mfg. $1,250 MSR circa 1930, extreme rarity and desirability factors preclude accurate price evaluation on this model. Currently, all three guns are on loan to the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA.