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3464
$4,887.50

*UNUSUAL PARKER DH GAME GUN MADE WITHOUT DOLL’S HEAD EXTENSION.

SN 110275. Cal. 12 ga. 30″ Titanic steel bbls with 2-3/4″ Cham. Full length matted rib with brass front bead and marked “Parker Bro., Makers. Meriden, Conn. Titanic Steel”. No. 2 frame. Water table marked with SN and grade designation “3” & “D” on left flat. Unstruck bbl weight of 4 lb. 5 oz. Nickel plated double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Straight grip buttstock checkered in 3-point pattern with typical teardrops behind action and nickel oval near toe with modern Hawkins ventilated pad. Splinter forearm checkered in typical “D” grade pattern with Deeley latch and steel tip that are both lightly engraved. Action is engraved in typical early DH pattern, pointer in game scene on left, setter on right surrounded by Parker’s well cut scroll engraving and marked in a flowing banner on both sides “Parker Bros.” Bottom of frame is lightly scroll engraved and trigger plate with four flying ducks surrounded by light scroll. Trigger guard bow lightly engraved and tang with light floral border engraving and SN noted. Bore diameter: left – .731, right – .732. Bore restrictions: left – .037(full), right – .038 (full). Minimum wall thickness: left – .031, right – .025. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″, drop at heel: 2-5/8″. LOP: 14-1/2″. PROVENANCE: Private single owner advanced LeFever Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain 75-80% orig toned blue with some scattered minor light staining but overall very good. Receiver retains traces of orig case color having mostly silvered though never cleaned. Engraving is still sharp. Buttstock and forearm retain about 80% of an old restored finish, checkering appears orig and filled in. Forearm with a couple of bumps towards muzzle end in checkering, and scattered handling marks throughout both butt and forend. Mechanics are excellent and action is tight. Bores are near excellent overall with scattered light pitting towards breech. It is very unusual to find a Parker originally built without a doll’s head extension and with some additional research, this gun will likely prove to be a special order Parker. 51051-8 JSL (3,000-5,000) C&R – Lot 3464

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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