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    Scarce Documented Factory Engraved Parker Brothers 28 Gauge GHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun - Serial no. 213790, 28 gauge, 26 inch solid rib bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1925 on a “00” frame. According to the table on page 279 of “The Parker Story” by Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, and Cote, this is one of only 64 built with this combination of grade, gauge, barrel length, and barrel steel. Blued Parker Special Steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted, concave solid rib with doll’s head extension marked “PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN. CT. U.S.A. PARKER SPEC. STEEL”, standard markings on the flats including the “P.S.” for Parker Special Steel, and 2 1/2 inch chambers
with ejectors. Casehardened actions featuring standard GH engraving of oval game bird scenes on the left, right, and underside surrounded by light scrollwork and line borders. Double triggers, standard markings on the water table, and tang mounted automatic safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forearm with Deeley latch and engraved fittings and a pistol grip stock with Parker Brothers grip cap, blank silver inscription shield, and Hawkins red rubber recoil pad. The above configuration is confirmed on page 532 of “Parker Gun Identification & Serialization” by Price and Fjestad. Barrel and stock measurement (R/L): bores nine inches from the breech .556/.556 inches; choke constriction .021/.021 inches; minimum wall .029/.028 thickness inches; 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/8 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 14 oz. CONDITION: Very fine as professionally refinished by the Turnbull shop, retaining 98% blue, 95% case colors, and minor handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 14,000 - 22,500
in as a .410 bore out of a total of 195,205, making this quite a rare find. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): choke constriction.012/.029 inches; 1 1/4 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 90% plus original blue, 90% original case colors, some wear along the barrels, and light
handling evidence. The wood has been lightly revarnished and has scattered dings and scratches and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 4,000 - 7,000
   LOT 452
 Collector’s Fact
According to The Parker Story, only 64 Parker GHE shotguns were produced in this configuration.
  LOT 453
Scarce Hunter Arms/L. C. Smith .410 Bore Field Grade Double Barrel Shotgun - Serial no. FWE192819, 410 gauge, 28 inch solid rib bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1941. Single bead sight on the raised, matted solid rib, standard barrel markings, and 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. Casehardened receiver and lock plates with standard markings, double triggers, tang mounted automatic
safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter fore pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and serrated buttpl
 Collector’s Fact
Only 2,375 L.C. Smith Field Grade shotguns were produced in .410 bore.
arm with rotary latch release and
ate. This gun is one of only 2,375 Field Grades built

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