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Auction Date: May 7, 2017

Lot 3343: Parker Brothers GH Grade Double Barrel 8 Gauge Shotgun

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Parker Brothers GH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun in Rare 8 Gauge
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $9,500
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Serial #Parker Brothers GH Grade Double Barrel 8 Gauge Shotgun ManufacturerParker Bros ModelGh
TypeShotgun Gauge8 Catalog Page144
Barrel34 Inch Solid Rib FinishBrown/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1916. This is one of approximately 11 GH grade double barrel shotguns Parker Brothers manufactured in 8 gauge. Out of the 11 shotguns it is the only example with 34 inch barrels. The 8 gauge is the rarest gauge of the GH. The solid rib has the Parker address (faint) followed by "DAMASCUS STEEL" and a single bead sight. The barrels have an extractor. The barrel lugs are marked "X" and "6," and the barrel flat is marked "4," "D," "7," and "12." The watertable has the two-block patent information, grade, serial number and "2" markings. The action is fitted with double triggers and automatic tang safety and is marked "PARKER BROS" on the sides. Mounted with a multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock featuring a hard rubber Parker grip cap and dog head Parker buttplate placed over a thin hard rubber spacer. The forearm is numbered to the gun. Stock measurements: 13 3/8 inch length of pull; 1 5/8 drop at comb; 3 inch drop at heel.

ConditionVery good. The barrels retain 70% original brown Damascus showing areas of dark patina with pitting and spotting. The frame retains strong amounts of original case colors in the protected areas. The freshened wood is very good with a couple of gouges and recut checkering. The cracked buttplate has a missing chip near the toe. Mechanically excellent.
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