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
@ turn of the century, 50-100 USD
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.
Try gun shows, libraries.
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.
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.
A PIANO maybe you're thinking of a hammer dulcimer
The piano is a percussion instrument because the hammers strike the strings.
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.
Your gun was made between 1880 and 1914, probably by Henri Pieper. If the name is actually Rickard (with a K instead of an H), it was probably retailed by J A Rickard Co of Schenectady, NY. Chrome and laminated barrels don't belong on the same gun. Except for a few custom-made shotguns, laminated barrels were not produced after the 1920s and chrome was not used until the 1940s. The plating was added after manufacture. I must have been short of sleep when I posted that. The finish is probably a nickel plating which would be appropriate for a firearm of this age.
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.
manufacturing turned toward internal hammers about 1870 just about the same time the transition from twist to fluid steel barrels appeared. keep in mind that side hammers still appeared on center fire shotguns using brass cased shotgun shells that first appeared about 1860. if it is a percussion cap shotgun its probably pre 1860.
A piano since it's strings are struck by hammers.
100 USD or so.
The piano is considered a percussion instrument because when the keys are pressed, hammers hit the strings inside.its percussion because to make the piano produce sound, push the key and a little hammer will hit long strings which causes sound through vibration. just like the hammer, on the drums (another percussion instrument) you hit the round box with the drum stick.It's considered a percussion instrument because of the hammers inside the piano that hit the strings.
Percussion instruments are instruments that are hit when they are played.Some percussion instruments include: the drum (including drum kits and bass drums), tuned percussion such as the glockenspiel or xylophone, and untuned percussion such as the triangle, the tambourine or cymbals.The piano is technically a percussion instrument because even though it has strings, hammers inside hit the strings to make them sound.
It is considered as a percussion instrument and a string instrument. This is because when a piano key is pressed, little hammers inside hit the strings which vibrates and those vibrations produce the sound.
It depends actually. There are 3 possibilities here. 1) percussion because the hammers in a piano hit the strings to make the music 2) strings because the hammers hit the strings so it's not the hammers making the music but the strings 3) keyboard because now not all people can agree on percussion or strings so they gave it its own category. Also they have keyboards which don't have strings or hammers Personally though, I like calling it a percussing or a strussion. :)
If it is a fully functional (have it checked by an experienced gunsmith) gun with fluid steel barrels, back hammers or hammerless, it should bring $200+ as a shooter. If it has side hammers and twist steel barrels, it's worth $125-$150 as a mantle decoration.
It's a percussion instrument because the strings inside the piano are struck by felted hammers, which produce the sound. An instrument that is struck or hit, like a drum for example, is percussion.
Elgin Arms Company: Trade name used on shotguns made for the Strauss and Schram Company of Chicago. The value will depend on the exact configuration and condition. If it is a boxlock, either hammerless or with back hammers, it probably has fluid steel barrels and could (if approved by an experienced gunsmith) still be used as a field gun and be worth around $200. If it has side hammers, it probably also has laminated barrels. These should be retired and usually sell for $125-$150 as mantle decorations.