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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $7,475.00

PARKER A1 SPECIAL UPGRADE SINGLE BARREL TRAP GUN 2-BBL SET. SN 222252. Cal. 20 ga. & 12 ga. Trap gun with two 32” bbls numbered “1” and “2” respectively, which have added “PEERLESS” steel marks. Both with raised arrow engraved, flat, ventilated ribs with dbl ivory beads and ejector. The 12 ga. rib is engraved with maker’s name & address. The 20 ga. rib does not have the maker’s name & address. The 20 ga. bbl is tubed down from an orig 12 ga. bbl with the orig bbl cut to 14-1/4” and sleeved to its current length with an appropriate sized ejector installed. Mounted with very nicely figured, straight grain, checkered, American walnut with two elaborately carved & checkered beavertail forearms & pistol grip stock with raised carved fleur-de-lis checkered side panels and Monte Carlo comb, 13-3/4” over a Pachmayr waffle pad. Grip cap has a gold inscription plate in the hard rubber grip cap engraved “HENRY AUSTIN / CHAMPAIGN ILLINOIS”. Receiver has full coverage A1 Special style engraving by Rungee, consisting of floral bouquets on both sides and bottom surrounded by extremely fine, foliate arabesque patterns. Trigger guard has serial number in gold. Engraving extends over entire bbl reinforcements on both sides. BBL #1: Bore diameter: .621. Bore restriction: .021. Wall thickness: .038. BBL #2: Bore diameter: .733. Bore restriction: .030. Wall thickness: .068. Drop at heel: 1-3/4”, drop at comb: 1-1/4”. Weight with 20 ga. bbls: 8 lbs. .32 oz. Accompanied by an olive, fleece lined, black leatherette covered case, compartmented in bottom for three bbls and in the top for the stocked receiver. CONDITION: Very fine.  Retains virtually all of a fine, professionally restored finish to both metal & wood, probably by Del Grego.  Bbl blue is strong & bright with some fine pitting on each side of muzzle of 20 ga. bbl and a small spot of pitting at the breech end on left side.  The 12 ga. bbl also has a small spot of pitting on left side at breech end from laying in the case in a damp climate.  Receiver & forend irons retain bright, cyanide case colors.  Wood is sound with light handling & use marks, with freshened checkering.  Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores.  Case is fine.   4-31088 JJ30 (7,500-12,500)

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