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3455
$16,100.00

*VERY FINE, HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION, SMALL BORE, PARKER “DHE” SHOTGUN.

SN 175762. Cal. 16 ga. 2-9/16″ Chambers. 1 Frame. 30″ Bbls are marked with Parker Bros Meriden CT address and “TITANIC STEEL” on matted rib. Bbl flats are stamped with all correct Parker marks. Case hardened action with all correct markings on water table, features automatic safety and dbl triggers. It is engraved in usual “D” style with 80% coverage varying sized scroll surrounding vignettes of dogs and game; pointer on left, setter on right. “PARKER BROS” is engraved in scrolled ribands on both sides of action. Trigger plate has scene of four pheasant, two flying, two walking. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut Parker Meriden capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over skeleton steel buttplate. Stock has usual “D” style side panels with lozenge shaped drop points, and point pattern checkering. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Typical splinter ejector forend has filed steel tip and usual release with patent date on iron. This gun is not listed in the PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger. Bore diameter: left -.663, right – .662. Bore restrictions: left – .026 (full), right – .023 (Mod). Wall thickness: left – .020, right – .021. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 95% orig lustrous blue, with a few minor marks and pings. Action retains well over 90% orig case hardening color, silvered from normal hand wear on sharp edges, fences, and thinning a bit on bottom. Blue of trigger guard has some loss from flaking, and is slightly silvered and flaked at grip. Plating of triggers is excellent. Case hardening on forend latch has mostly faded, but is still detectable. Action screws retain most of their bright blue. Butt plate retains perhaps 30% of its orig blue. Stocks retain nearly all of what appears to be their orig finish, perhaps with a bit of added oil on butt over a few minor light bumps and scratches. Checkering is very lightly worn, relatively light in color. Bores are excellent with a hint of frosting toward breech ends. Action is tight. Ejectors are out of time. A really clean small bore Parker, with approx 303 estimated in 16 ga with 30″ Titanic bbls. 50544-1 MGM116 (15,000-25,000) C&R – Lot 3455

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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