***** HERE ***** VERY RARE PARKER BROS 12 GA CH GRADE SXS SPORTING GUN 2 BBL SET * CASED SN 92373
Price: Gone to Charlton Hall Auction October 26, 2017
HERE ***** PARKER BROTHERS 12 GA CH GRADE SXS SPORTING GUN 2 BBL SET * CASED SN 92373. Manufactured 1899. 32 inch barrels with a tapered concave rib marked PARKER BROTHERS. MAKERS, MERIDAN CONN. TITANIC STEEL. 28 inch barrel apparently cut from the original 32 inches marked PARKER BROTHERS MAKERS, MERIDAN, CONN. BERNARD STEEL both carrying SN 92373. All contained in a very nice Beretta double trunk case.
Choked full and full with 2 7/8 inch chambers, engraved no. 2 frame with water table marked 4" above the serial number and C below. CH grade engraving with a setter on the right side and a pointer on the left with a running buck on the triggerplate. Parker single trigger, tang safety, checkered straight grip stock with a Silver's recoil pad. Splinter forearm with engraved metalwork. Complete in it's hunter green modern canvas & leather trunk case. Also included an extra period leather case for the 28 inch set of barrels.
Condition: Fine to excellant with 40-50% original blueing on the barrels. Bernard steel barrels with a bold Damascus pattern. Engraved casehardened action has silvered out with traces of original color. Bright bores.
THIS IS A SUPERB CH GRADE TWO BARREL SET BUILT JUST AROUND THE TIME WHEN FLUID STEEL BARRELS WERE OVERTAKING DAMASCUS IN TOTALLY ORIGINAL CONDITION !
Comes with a letter of provenance from the Parker Gun Collectors Association showing that the gun was ordered by Mr. Frank W. Irwin of Cherokee Iowa on July 28, 1899 and shipped on September 13, 1899 and was returned by him to Parker on January 16, 1904 to fit the new 32 inch Titanic barrels, clean retarget and adjust trigger pulls for which there was no charge. Specifications include "make trigger guard the same as Grade 5 or 6"
W. Frank Irwin must have been some sort of professional shooter as the letter further states: "He is to show gun and talk Parker for three years and the gun is his" Also every time that it was sent back to Parker there was no charge.