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Recently Acquired

Normally, we post about the newest gun we have. This is the newest to me, but certainly the oldest gun that I own. I recently acquired this from a family member:

It is a double barrel Parker Brothers Trojan 20 gauge shotgun, with what appears to be serial number 100 XXX. Now, I know nothing about old shotguns, but from my research, it appears to be over 100 years old.
The top reads “PARKER BROTHERS. MAKERS MERIDEN, CONN TROJAN STEEL”

It isn’t in the best shape, and certainly looks old, but I am afraid to do anything to it, even clean it, lest I destroy its value.

I am not interested in selling, as the weapon reportedly once belonged to my great grandfather, and has been in my family’s possession for over 100 years. I would, however, appreciate any insights into the origins and possible value of this firearm.

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