A rare 12 gauge AAHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun
Serial no. 157827 for 1911, 12 gauge 30 inch barrels. Matted concave rib marked Parker Bros. Makers, Meriden, Conn. Whitworth Steel. Single bead. Case hardened boxlock action. Ejectors. No safety. Number 2 frame. Parker single selective trigger. Double beads at base of fences. Sculpted top lever. Jeweled water table, standing breech and fore-end flats. Action, triggerguard, fore-end release and doll's head engraved with foliate scroll and floral designs. Parker Bros in diagonal banner behind hinge pin. 1/8 inch engraved bands at breech and muzzle. Water table marked Parker Bros/AAH/7 with three patent dates. Finely checkered oil-finished straight stock of figured walnut with scalloped borders. Vacant gold oval. Checkered side panels with fleur-de-lys drop points. Silver's type red rubber recoil pad. Fully checkered walnut splinter fore-end.
Condition: Excellent, as partially redone. Action showing much faded casehardening and with vivid case colors on floorplate. Triggerguard with 70% dull blue on the bow and traces of the rear of the tang. Fore-end latch and tip with smooth grey metal.
Barrels with 99% reblued finish showing slight markings under fore-end. Excellent replaced stock with light marks. Fore-end shows slight bruising of checkering.
Weight: 7 pounds 8 ounces.
Bores: 0.732/0.732 inches.
Chokes: 0.033/0.034 inches (Improved Modified/Improved Modified).
Chambers: 2 3/4 inches.
Stock Dimensions: 14 3/8 inch pull, 1 1/2 inch drop at comb, 2 3/8 drop at heel.