Rare One-Off Parker CHE Grade 20 Ga. SxS Hammerless Shotgun SN 185572, circa 1919, top lever, box lock, double trigger, walnut stock with checkered forearm and straight pistol grip with cap, cheek rest, engraved with ornate scrolling designs and sporting dogs, Acme Steel barrel, L27", overall L39 5/8", choke L/R Cyl/Mod; LOP 13 5/8"
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Provenance: Parker Brother, order June 4, 1919 and shipped Dec. 3, 1919
Abercrombie & Fitch & Co, New York, 1919 (special order)
Annapolis, Maryland collector
Jim Kelley's private collection, 2003
Literature: Gunter (et al) PARKER STORY. vol. I p.298, and vol. II p1009
Other Notes: This is a rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Parker Bros. 20-gauge 24-inch barrel shotgun, fully restored to original specs.
Master gunsmith Mr. Jim Kelley of Darlington Gunworks meticulous researched and undertook the decade-long rescue project, as documented in an article in the Parker Pages, as well as supporting materials.
Accompanied by a letter from the Parker Gun Collector's Association, detailing the history of this sporting gun; as well as a copy of the Parker Pages publication (Vol. 23, Summer 2016, Issue 2).
Condition: Excellent restored condition.
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