T. Parker is usually dismissed as "just another Belgian clunker," but I am beginning to think that is only because of the similiarity to a brand name (T. Barker) used by Sears on inexpensive imported shotguns c 1900.
A muzzle-loading percussion gun would have been made at least 40 years earlier. It is still probably a very utilitarian (keep the fox out of the henhouse) shotgun that will not attract collectors and is worth whatever a yuppie will pay for a mantle decoration.
I can't give you any information except that the type of gun would have been manufactured between the 1830's when the percussion cap was developed and about 1870 when breech loading shotguns had been available for about 10 years.
I would be interested in learning any additional information you may find.
If it opens to insert a shell, it's not percussion. It will be one of the inexpensive guns imported around 1900 by the thousands. Not collected unless in like-new condition, no value as a shooter. I've heard that the "decorator value" has fallen in the last few years, but might bring $150 + from a yuppie with a western theme (a couple of restaurant chains have one hanging in every location).
the gun has two hammers and on the barrels is stated laminated steel
Percussion, technically. It's percussion because the strings are hit with hammers.
The piano is a percussion instrument because it has hammers inside it which strike the strings. A percussion instrument is one where something is hit to make a sound.
It would be most foolish to fire this gun. Laminated barrels are also called Damascan barrels and have been known to corrode and weaken where you can't see the damage. This was aggravated by the black powder shells in use at the time the gun was new. Modern smokeless powder has much higher pressures. The barrels can blow up. You are best to hang this gun on the wall and never use it again.
No the piano is a percussionGood question. The sound of the piano is produced by strings, but the piano is considered a percussion instrument because the strings are hit with felted hammers, producing the sound.it's a percussion instrument. :)No, they are considered percussion instruments because the strings in the piano are hit with felted hammers.
The piano is a percussion instrument because the hammers strike the strings.
A PIANO maybe you're thinking of a hammer dulcimer
A piano since it's strings are struck by hammers.
It's percussion because the strings are hit with hammers. It can be classified as a percussion or string instrument.The piano is in the percussion family because the sound is generated from little hammers and wires inside. When you press a piano key, the hammer hits the wire, producing sound. The action of the hammer hitting the wire is what classifies it as a percussion instrument, like when hit hit a mallet on a bell kit.
Both of those names are in the list of old shotguns imported from Belgium c. 1900. Probably sold by Sears Roebuck. Laminated steel barrels should be retired. If it has side hammers, it should bring $125-$150 as a mantle decoration.