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SCARCE HIGH CONDITION PARKER 410 VHE SHOTGUN W/ FACTORY LETTER. ROBUST SIDELOCK 8 BORE DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE BY COGSWELL & HARRISON.
Cal. 8 Ga. 3″
S# 10354 (1880)
At the time this rifle was made, the 8 bore had a good reputation on heavy game & was considered just the thing for most pachyderms. This rifle has 28 1/8″ bbls. of high quality 3 stripe Damascus which are fitted w/ full length hand matted rib mounted w/ one standing, one folding leaf express rear & silver bead front sights. Tops of bbls. are engraved “COGSWELL & HARRISON” & “142 New Bond Street London”. Rib extension is cut for Scott’s patent pivoting square shoulder third bite. Bbl. flats are stamped w/ London black powder proofs for 10 bore & 8 ga. chambers. Serial numbers are on bottoms of bbls. A lg. sling eye is soldered to bottom rib. W&C Scott’s number 27393 is also on bottom rib in front of loop. Heavy case hardened top lever action is of Perkes’ patent w/ cocking rods in watertable. Watertable is also marked “NO 761” “PATENT” “409” & “PATENT ACTION”. Action features automatic safety (“SAFE” inlaid in gold), pivoting third fastener & dbl. triggers. Backspring sidelocks are fitted w/ sliding safety bolts. Action & lockplates are engraved w/ 60% coverage well cut varying size scroll within scroll borders. Lockplates are engraved “COGSWELL & HARRISON” on scrolling ribands. Blued trigger guard engraved w/ scroll on bow has S# on tang which extends to horn grip cap in usual dbl. rifle fashion. Heavy pistol grip buttstock of lightly marbled & figured European walnut measures 14 1/4″ over solid red Silver type pad w/ top spur. Stock also features closely spaced point pattern checkering at grip, right hand shadowline cheekpiece along w/ a vacant silver oval & sling eye matching that on bbls. along the toeline. Matching near fully checkered splinter forend has forward pivoting lever release.
STOCK: DAH: approx. 2 1/2″. DAC: approx. 1 7/8″. LOP: 14 1/4″. CAST: neutral.
WEIGHT: 17 lb. 6 oz.