Beautiful, rare, and all original Parker $225 Grade 12ga Hammer Gun with 32" original barrels and excellent provenance
Guns International #: 101590625 Seller's Inventory #: 1252
Category: Parker Shotguns - Parker Shotguns - Antique
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Company: Lion Stone Consulting, LLC
Member Since: 1/11/15
First Name: Josh
Last Name: Loewensteiner
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 280-2382
Number of Active Listings: 22
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: cash, check. Credit card with 3.5% convenience fee
Made in 1880 on a #2 frame, this important Parker hammer gun was made to order for Judge Gildersleeve and the order for it taken by Charles Parker as noted in the PGCA research letter. The gun was ordered as a $225 grade hammer gun (equivalenet to the B Grade) with 32" barrels, and the order calls for a "nice stock", very high rib, and chambered for 2-7/8" shells. The gun has a wedge fastened splinter forend, double triggers, fully checkered ball grip with gold oval, and skeleton buttplate. It is beautifully engraved which I believe is the work of Jacob Glahn. Engraved with rabbits on the right side which is quite beautiful and unusual!
The gun remains in pleasing original condition being mechanically sound. Bores are good for a gun of this vintage minor pitting ahead of chambers and orange peel. Stocks are sound and original. Engraving is quite nice as seen in the photos. Comes with PGCA Research letter identifying the gun exactly as found today! Judge Gildersleeve can be googled with a significant history to be found. With modern dimensions, this gun is really quite a rarity!
This gun is priced at $11,500 delivered to your door. Please dont hesitate to contact me at (704) 280-2382 or via PM on this site with any questions or reasonable offers.
Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge
Manufacturer: Parker Bros.
Model: $225 Grade Hammer Gun (B Grade)
Serial Number: 17315
Barrel Length: 32
Metal Condition: Excellent and original
Wood Condition: Excellent and sound
Bore Condition: Very good with minor orange peel
Barrel Type: Damascus
Stock Comb: 1-7/8
Stock Heel: 2-7/8
Fore End: Splinter with Deeley Latch
Butt Pad: Skeleton BP
Rib: High Rib
Weight: 8lbs 1oz
Manufacture Date: 1880
Choke Left: .753 with .024 (Mod)
Choke Right: .753 with .033 (Imp. Mod)
Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .033
Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .033