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Lot 3316: Engraved Parker Brothers Grade 2 Double Barrel 10 Gauge Shotgun

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Documented Factory Engraved Parker Brothers Grade 2 Double Barrel 10 Gauge Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Documented Factory Engraved Parker Brothers Grade 2 Double Barrel 10 Gauge Shotgun

Manufacturer: Parker Bros
Model: Grade 2
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 10
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 567
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 177
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1878. Damascus steel, solid rib barrels with single bead sight. Casehardened locks and receiver with standard Grade D engraving. Nicely figured, checkered walnut splinter forend and round knob pistol grip stock with steel buttplate. The grade, barrel length, stock, and under lifter action are confirmed on page 100 of "Parker Gun Identification & Serialization" by Price and Fjestad. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): chambers measured at 2 9/16 inches; bores 9 inches from the breech measure .792/.794 inches; choke constriction .028/.033 inches; 2 3/16 inch drop at comb; 3 1/4 inch drop at heel; 13 7/8 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, showing an attractive brown patina on the barrels with 50% plus original case colors on the receiver and locks. The wood shows some dents and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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