"PARKER BROS. DH GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 87874. Cal. 12 Gauge. Built on a No. 3 frame with 30" Damascus steel bbls choked Full/Full with tapered concaved matted rib and dolls head extension, extractors and dbl triggers. Mounted with nicely figured American walnut with checkered forend and checkered and capped pistol grip stock, 14" over a lightly engraved skeleton style buttplate. Stock has a blank silver initial plate secured with 6 pins. Receiver is beautifully engraved with fine scrolls surrounding game scene vignettes of a pointer on left side, setter on right side and stylized game birds on the floorplate. The maker's name appears engraved on banners located within the scrolls on each side. Bore diameter left - .732", right - .733", bore restrictions left - .035", right - .033". Wall thickness left - .038", right - .039". Drop at heel 2-7/8". Drop at comb 1-3/4". Weight 9 lb 0 oz. CONDITION: Very good. Bbls retain approx 80% brown Damascus finish with some thinning near the muzzles and carry point. Bbls ring true when struck. Receiver retains 40% case colors turning to silver with some vivid case colors showing in protected areas, the balance being a pleasing gray. Trigger bow has turned gray with only traces of blue remaining. Skeleton buttplate has areas of moderate pitting over silver/gray patina. Forend iron is gray with vibrant case colors showing internally. Wood is sound, with exception of only a minor sliver missing from the right side sharp edge of the forend. Retains approx 75% of the orig factory finish and has darkened from oil staining near the head of the stock, forend has some finish added. Numerous handling marks, scratches, and bruises are visible. Mechanics are fine. Bore is bright and shiny. 4-33587 WD12 (2,000-3,000)"
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