1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > 1911 Manufacturers > Other 1911's


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-16-2005, 07:08 PM
Rick the Libr. Rick the Libr. is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: W. Washington
Age: 65
Posts: 133
Wyoming - Parker 10mm auto info/worth?




I have a friend who has a 10mm Wyoming-Parker 10mm auto - pics below. Any idea what a near new example would be worth? Also, anyone have a manual or disassembly/assembly instructions?

Thanks!





Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-16-2005, 07:21 PM
KB KB is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 1,410
The blue book lists it at about $300 (98%). MSRP was about $399. Apparently manufactured in "very small quantities". Disc. 1992. Check the auction sites. Saw a 10mm up there going (adj. rear site), for $365 with no reserve.

Last edited by KB; 11-16-2005 at 07:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-17-2005, 02:59 AM
Robert Hairless Robert Hairless is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,035
For what it's worth, here's Gary Napolitano's comments about that gun on his web site:


Quote:
Wyoming/Parker Arms ------DISCONTINUED


OK, OK already! They WERE MADE, but I figured that any gun so bad, and so rare really did not need to be here. BUT, this is an information page, and I guess in order to be complete it/they need to be included.

I have shot a few of these guns in .40, and they were as bad as they get. I couldn't get two rounds to feed, and more often than not could not get the FIRST round to feed into the chamber. This is NOT the type of firearm I'd buy unless I were a collector of 10mm pistols and HAD to have one.



You might also be interested in similar comments on this 10mm information site:


Quote:
The Wyoming/Parker Pistols ARE listed in Fjestad's Blue book.
Wyoming Arms went out of business in 1992 or thereabouts.
The folks at Laseraim told me that they own the design rights.
Laseraim in in Thermopolis Wyoming, but I believe they are now
in Little Rock Arkansas.

The Laseraim models "look" like siblings of the Parker pistols,
albeit a tad larger with more gizmos on them. The Shooters bible
of 1997-1999 has Laseraim pistols in it, as does Fjestad's. If you
find a Shooter's bible 1992 or earlier, you may be able to find out
a bit more about Wyoming Arms from it than I have here.

At any rate, the Laseraim pistols in 10mm are not currently being
produced, perhaps because they're pretty pricey. I have held several,
and one I field stripped looked A LOT better made than the Parkers, but
so do AMT's, and they are problem children.

The few Parker pistols I have shot I wouldn't consider semi-automatics,
but single shots... if they fed the FIRST round. I NEVER got one
to "double tap" a target. A few owners wrote me, and "claimed"
that they could actually shoot a few mags without jams, that I'd
have to PERSONALLY see to believe.

The Wyoming/Parker pistols are the ONLY guns that I think Fjestad has
listed as WAAaayyyy to high. Generally I feel they are quite the
opposite, and are under valued on EVERYTHING else, across the board.

Fjestad puts a GENEROUS $250 on the Wyoming/Parker in 95% condition,
I do not know what you paid for the Parker, but if you paid that much,
don't expect a profit or investment status unless you find a 10mm
collector that just HAS to have every 10 made, in that event you'll
do O.K.

To kinda sorta backup my overvalue statement, I once had a local
dealer offer me a Parker .40 cal for $50, after "trying" to shoot
it, I turned it down. This is one gun that DEFINITELY belonged
in the hands of a bank robber, he's be dead meat in 2 seconds or
less in a gunfight using the Wyoming against a LEO and a Glock :-)

see the link:

http://home.earthlink.net/~gnappi/10mm-gun.htm#wyoming

For basically what I said here. If there is a discrepancy in
my stories it's because I don't pursue knowing as much about
the Parker pistols as I do with better made guns, in this case
EVERY other one BUT the Parker.



Last edited by Robert Hairless; 11-17-2005 at 03:07 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-17-2005, 10:57 AM
Redsnake Redsnake is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Tulsa, OK
Age: 45
Posts: 63
I had a parker many years back w/they first came out... liked the idea and the price.

The pistol broke many parts and it was nearly impossible at the time to get replacements. The gun was a boat anchor at best.... I finally got replacements and sold the gun to a Pawn Broker.

I'd pass and get something else if I were you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved