PARKER BH WITH SUPERB DAMASCUS BARRELS AND ORIGINAL MONTE CARLO STOCK.
Cal. 12 Ga., 2 5/8″
Bbl. 30″ w/ very attractive, closely patterned damascus marked “PARKER BROS. MAKERS. MERIDIAN CONN. DAMASCUS STEEL” on flat matted slightly raised pigeon rib. Bbl. flats & lumps are stamped w/ all correct markings including Frame Size “2”, Grade “C” & “DD” for bbl. quality. Case hardened frame w/ all correct markings on water table features automatic safety & nickel plated dbl. triggers. Action is filed & engraved in typical B fashion w/ single beads around fences & dbl. dogs (pointers on left, setters on right) on sides surrounded by scroll.
This gun is unusual in that the borders are of knot work design. Grade B guns normally had individual scenes on trigger plates; this gun depicts a fox on hill side, flushing a trio of turkeys. Broadly marbled European walnut pistol grip buttstock measures 14 1/4″ over “London Guns” solid red pad & features unusual Monte Carlo comb of a style & shaping noted on other known Parker examples. Checkered side panels end in nicely carved fleur-de-lis & fancy pattern grip checkering has semi-fleur-de-lis intrusions toward comb. Hard rubber grip cap has lg. inset gold oval plate on bottom. Matching splinter forend has filed steel tip & usual Deeley type release. The Parker Gun Identification Ledger relates that this gun came w/ an extra set of bbls., both forend iron & bbl. loop of this set are stamped “1”.
MEASUREMENTS: Bore dia. Left .733. Right .733. Bore restrictions Left .027 Mod. Right .024 Mod. Wall thickness Left .029. Right .029. DAH 3 5/16”. Drop at Monte Carlo 2 1/4”. DAC 1 7/16”. Weight 8lbs.