Manufactured between 1983 and 1989 as a faithful reproduction of the beloved Parker shotgun. Single brass bead sight on the solid matte rib, "1" marked on the lump, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and chokes marked "MOD"/"FULL". The casehardened receiver shows the standard DHE grade engraving of hunting dogs on either side and a covey of pheasants on the underside along with "PARKER". Single selective trigger and automatic tang safety. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered walnut splinter forearm with Deeley style latch and engraved fittings and straight grip stock with carved flats, blank inscription oval, and engraved skeletonized buttplate around checkered bare butt. Includes a second set of matching serial numbered 26 inch 28 gauge barrels with a "2" on the lump, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, and chokes marked "IMP CYL"/"MOD". Also included is a leather bound takedown case that houses the whole set, a canvas cover, and two nickel snap caps. Barrel measurements for set "2" (R/L): bore diameters measured 9 inches from the breech .553/.553 inches; choke constriction .006/.017 inches; minimum wall thickness .025/.024 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for set "1" (R/L): bore diameters measured 9 inches from the breech .553/.553 inches; choke constriction .016/.037 inches; minimum wall thickness .024/.023 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 3/16 inch drop at heel; 14 3/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 12 oz.
Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue, 95% original case colors with some silvering on the underside, light handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case and extra barrel set are also excellent. Mechanically excellent.
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