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Lot 1364: Parker Brothers CHE Grade 16 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Factory Engraved Parker Brothers CHE Grade 16 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $9,500 - $16,000

Factory Engraved Parker Brothers CHE Grade 16 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Parker Bros
Model: CHE
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 270
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Bore Condition: -

Manufactured in 1926 and built on a size "1" frame. This shotgun is one of only 56 total produced in this configuration according to the table on page 298 of "The Parker Story" by Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price and Cote. Single steel bead sight on the matted, solid rib marked "PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN, CT. ACME. STEEL." The barrels show standard markings including the circled "A" for Acme steel, light engraving at the breeches, doll's head extension, and chambers measured at 2 9/16 inches. The casehardened action displays CH grade engraving showing Parker Bros. banners on either side along with game scenes surrounded by intricate floral scroll engraving. The left shows a dog on point in a field, the right shows a pointing setter, and the underside shows a mallard in flight. The action features dual triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety switch. Nicely figured, fancy checkered walnut forearm with Deeley style latch and engraved fittings and a pistol grip stock with checkered fleur-de-lis carved flats, Parker Brothers grip cap, blank inscription oval, and a Hawkins ventilated rubber recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements R(/L): bores 9 inches from the breech measure .669/.666 inches; choke constriction .031/.028 inches; minimum wall thickness .016/.022 inches; 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 7/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% original blue on the barrels, 75% original case colors with the balance fading to silver, professionally reblued trigger guard, and generally minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine as revarnished with a few minor handling marks, a slight crack at the upper tang, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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