***** HERE ***** VERY EARLY PARKER BROS 12 GA UNDER LIFTER HAMMER SXS SPORTING GUN SN 3481 IN IT'S ORIGINAL WALNUT PARKER TRUNK CASE
Price: $4,500.00 OBRO FROM THE JAMES PARKER COLLECTION!
HERE ***** VERY EARLY PARKER BROS 12 GAUGE UNDER LIFTER HAMMER SXS SPORTING GUN SN 3481 IN IT'S ORIGINAL WALNUT PARKER TRUNK CASE! 28 1/2 inch Stub Twist solid rib barrels, brown casehardened finish, American Walnut stock. Made in 1873, with the early type extending top bolt. Single nickle bead front sight on a smooth barrel rib marked PARKER BROS' MAKERS MERIDAN CONN STUB TWIST, with improved cylinder chokes and 2 1/2 inch chambers. Border engraved with light scrollwork with PARKER BROS on each lockplate. Checkered haqmmers and double triggers. Smooth straight grip stock and matching fore arm.
Weight 7 pounds 14 ounces.
***NOTE: Stub Twist shotgun barrels were forged from discarded horseshoe nail and are considered to be of the highest quality made. PARKER RESEARCH LETTER IS PRESENT FOR THIS GUN & SHOWS THAT IT WAS COMPLETED IN MAY, 1874!
Condition: VERY GOOD! Nearly half of the original brown Damascus twist finish present on the barrels, showing mild wear and fading on the barrel twist pattern, edgewear on the browned trigger guard and light handling marks overall. A silver patina has formed on the frame, with some light chipping on the forarm hardware. Action is fine.
THIS IS THE SERIAL NUMBER RANGE THAT IS IN HIGH DEMAND WITH SERIOUS PARKER COLLECTORS AND ALMOST NEVER FOUND IN IT'S ORIGINAL PARKER WALNUT TRUNK CASE! THIS GUN IS FINE OVERALL AND READY FOR BLACK POWDER SHOOTING!