Rare Antique 28 Gauge Parker PH Grade HAMMERLESS 0 Frame ca 1893 Double Barrel Shotgun
This is a 28 gauge PARKER BROTHERS PH GRADE SIZE 0 FRAME. The serial number is 77352 which identifies its manufacture in 1893 when it originally had 28 inch twist barrels. It was returned to the Parker factory where it was fitted with its 26 inch Vulcan Barrels and is documented in a letter issued by the Parker Gun Collectors Associated Inc.. A copy of the documenting letter is included in the photos. The barrels have a matted tapered concave rib, white front and ivory center sighting beads and are marked "PARKER BROS MAKERS. MERIDEN CONN. VULCAN STEEL" flanked by two arrows pointing inward. It has double triggers and tang safety. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with buttstock initial shield and Parker bird dog buttplate. The Mechanics are crisp with nice shiny bores. The quality of the blue and the case colors can be seen in the photos. The barrels retains greater than 95% quality finish while the receiver retains most of its case colors. Note the lack of shell head impact marks on breech faces. The Stock has fine sharp checkering, excellent finish but does have a repair to the nose which is nicely done and does not effect the structural strength. The Forend is sound with sharp checkering, a few light handling marks and retains most of its fine finish. Bore diameter: left .535, right .535. Drop at heel: 3 3/4", LOP 14 1/8"". Weight: 6lbs. 5oz. The cost of shipping and insurance is $125.
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