Parker 'Precision' crank-wound air pistol
Parker Precision Air Pistol - Serial No.213 Unmarked.
This pistol was one of a batch of four unfinished pistols (serial numbers 204, 213, 220, and 248). All had their original finish but lacked both grips and pistons. One theory is that these were the last of the Parker pistols and were assembled from parts after production ceased.
An extension to this theory is as follows: Parker & Co. realised the pistol, priced highly compared with competitors' products was not going to make any money and pulled the plug on manufacture. A lot of customers apparently returned guns with failed gears, making Parker reluctant to cobble together as many complete guns as they could from parts to sell at a reduced price. So any part-finished guns would have been sold into the gun trade, in an unmarked state so that Parker & Co. no longer had any responsibility for them.
Parker Precision Air Pistol - Serial No.45 - First pattern, etched.
Pic copyright Southams of Oundle auctioneers ( http://www.southams.com/).
Parker Precision Air Pistol - Serial No.233 - Second pattern, etched.
With thanks to Tim of http://www.timdysonairguns.co.uk for these pics:
Parker Precision Air Pistol - Serial No.15 - Etched
This pistol for sale at the time of posting by Tim Dyson airguns.
Later auction sale:
Parker 'Precision' serial no.2
With thanks to Dan Thorngren for permission to post these pics of guns in an auction on November 30, 2018 to December 02, 2018 here: