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Why has this royal damascus external double hammer shot gun marked Belgium on one side and T Parker on the other but no Wilmot Gun Company?

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2005-09-19 04:49:16
2005-09-19 04:49:16

Shotguns marked T Parker Royal Damascus were made by Henri Pieper, Leige, Belgium, prior to 1893. Pieper would mark guns with whatever trade name the retailer wanted. The T Parker name was sold by Sears Roebuck and possibly other retailers. Wilmot Gun Company was another trade name manufactured by Pieper. So, it's the same reason that Buicks are not marked Chevrolet - some models may be 99% identical, but they are marketed as different cars.

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