A rare 12 gauge AAHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun
Lot 3521¢
A rare 12 gauge AAHE Grade Parker Brothers boxlock shotgun
Sold for US$ 23,400 inc. premium
Lot Details
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.
See Illustration
Data:

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.

Footnotes

  • Note: The Parker Gun Collectors Association have verified that the gun was made for a Fred L. Briden and sold through Frank Simpson a dealer in North Dakota. The factory work sheet lists the following features: Bands at the breech and the muzzle, No buttplate, No safety, Diamond shaped grip, and oil finished stock.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Paul Carella
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
    Work +1 415 503 3360
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 0183
  2. James Ferrell
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
    Work +1 415 503 3332
    FaxFax: +1 415 861 0183
  3. David Geiger
    Specialist - Arms and Armor
    Bonhams
    Work
    220 San Bruno Avenue
    San Francisco, 94103
    United States
    Work +1 415 503 3331