Parker Bros

1867 – 1942
Meriden, Connecticut

  • 1867 launched by Charles Parker in Meriden, Connecticut
    – Parker Snow Co
    – produced rifles for the US Army during Civil War
  • produced mostly break-open shotguns
    – 242,000 produced
  • gun of choice for:
    Annie Oakley
    – Frank Butler (her husband)
    – Clark Gable
  • 1934 acquired by Remington Arms 
  • 1942 phased out of business

Parker Bros

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