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Lot 1513: Parker Brothers 28 Gauge VH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Desirable Documented Parker Brothers 28 Gauge VH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $16,000

Desirable Documented Parker Brothers 28 Gauge VH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Parker Bros
Model: VH
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 552
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 262
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1904 on the desirable "0" small frame, a very rare combination of frame size and gauge. Blued barrels with single steel bead sight on the matte concave rib marked "PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDEN. CONN. VULCAN STEEL" with 2 1/2 inch chambers with single extractor, and standard markings on the flats. Casehardened boxlock action, double triggers, and automatic tang safety. Light zig-zag border around the receiver on all sides. Multi-point checkered splinter forend with Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with Parker grip cap, blank inscription shield, and dog's head buttplate. The above configuration is confirmed on page 372 of "Parker Gun Identification and Serialization" by Price and Fjestad and according to page 258 of "The Parker Story" by Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, and Cote, this as one of only 772 produced in this configuration. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .553/.554; choke constriction .019/.018 inches; minimum wall thickness .029/.028 inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 7/8 inch drop at heel; 14 3/16 inch length of pull; cast-on; weight 5 lbs 14 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% reblued finish on the barrels with 50% on the trigger guard, 20% original case colors with the balance an attractive silver patina, scattered light spotting, and mild handling evidence. The wood is very good with some dings and scratches concentrated at the toe and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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