June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This great old big bore Parker matches all specifications in Serialization ledger, and has 36" fine Damascus barrels. All correct markings are on flats including an unstruck weight of 8 lbs 7 oz. (They presently weigh 8 lbs 2 oz). "PARKER BROS MAKERS MERIDEN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL" is on matted top rib. Case hardened No. 6 frame with all correct markings on water table features automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved in typical "G" style with pair of birds on each side and in circular vignette on bottom; ducks are on left and right with grouse on bottom. "PARKER BROS" is over each bird scene. Remainder of action has line borders and sprays of scroll. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has serial number on tang. Flame crotch figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2" over Parker dogs head buttplate with spur. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a German silver shield engraved with initials "JIM" is on toe line. Matching splinter forend with shaped steel tip has typical Parker release. Very fine condition. Barrels retain over 90% original Damascus finish with some silvering, thinning, and scattered marks. Action retains 70-80% original case hardening color with evidence of cleaning on fences and left side. Trigger guard has flaked to an overall gray brown. Stocks retain over 90% of their original finish with scratches and bumps, and some small chips. Finish is worn through in small areas at grip. Checkering worn, and has not been re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. THE PARKER STORY relates that 67 G and E grade hammerless 8 bore guns were made with Damascus barrels. To find another unrestored original example, such as this gun, would be very difficult.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
36"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .070 (R) .068
Chamber
3 - 1/4"
Choke
full and full
Drop at Comb
1 - 5/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 3/4"
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Gauge
8 Gauge
Internal Bore Diameter
(L) .865 (R) .866
Length Of Pull
13 - 1/2"
Manufacturer
Parker Bros.
Model
G Grade
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
102592
Weight
12 lbs 1 oz.
(C) FINE ORIGINAL CONDITION 8 BORE PARKER GH SHOTGUN (1901).
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,800.00
Estimate: $9,500 - $14,500
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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