Czar’s Parker Meriden Shotgun up for Auction

Mysterious ‘Czar’s Parker’ surfaces, put up for auction

Associated Press
Published January 4 2007

“MERIDEN, Conn. — This is a story about a Meriden shotgun, made for Czar Nicholas II, the last czar to rule Russia.

The gun was on its way to Russia when World War I broke out and it was returned to its maker in Meriden, the renowned Parker Brothers. The czar never saw it. Eventually, a new buyer was found.

… Now the gun has resurfaced, and will be up for auction in early March. It is expected to attract bids from $225,000 to $325,000.”

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