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SN 240361. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 1-1/2 Frame. 26″ Bbls are marked with Parker Bros Meriden CT address and “TITANIC STEEL” on matted rib. Bbl flats are stamped with Ilion marks and proof with date code “PF” (June 1937), as well as chokes, “skeet in” and “skeet out”. Splinter is of reinforced type. Case hardened action with all correct markings on water table, features non-automatic safety and single selective Parker trigger. It is engraved in usual “D” style with 80% coverage varying sized scroll surrounding vignettes of dogs and game; setter on left, pointer on right. “PARKER” is engraved on bottom of action, and trigger plate has scene of four pheasant, three flying, one standing. Trigger guard with scroll on bow, has SN on tang. Nicely crotch figured American walnut Parker Meriden capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-7/8″ over open sided Hawkins pad, which appears to have been added in place of orig skeleton steel buttplate, as widows peak has been filled. Stock has usual “D” style side panels with lozenge shaped drop points, and point pattern checkering. A vacant silver oval is on toe line. Long beavertail ejector forend has reinforcing bolt and usual release. This gun matches most specifications as listed in the PARKER GUN IDENTIFICATION & SERIALIZATION ledger (large forend and rib not specified). Bore diameter: left -.729, right – .729. Bore restrictions: left – .002 (skeet), right – .002 (skeet). Wall thickness: left – .028, right – .033. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. LOP: 13-7/8″. Twin ivory bead sights. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain over 90% of what appears to be orig blue, later darkened a bit over some light marks and scratches. Action retains approx 30 – 40% orig case hardening color, nicely silvered from normal hand wear, color strong where protected. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig finish with some oil added in as maintenance, and with fitting of newer pad. Forend retains most of what appears to be its orig finish. There is a fairly deep 1/2″ dent with loss of wood at top left rear of forend. All checkering is lightly worn. Bores are excellent, lightly frosted. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. Parker made an estimated 282 12 ga. “D” grade guns with 26″ Titanic bbls. 50594-16 MGM114 (7,500-12,500) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3456

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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