Fine Sporting Arms Auction

Fine Sporting Arms Auction

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Our inaugural fine sporting arms auction, held February 4 from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland. Featuring the finest selection of American sporting arms offered in over a decade. Visit https://issuu.com/mtjstevenson/docs/23f to view the full flipbook auction catalog.

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IMPORTANT INAUGURAL A. GALAZAN BOSS ACTION 20 BORE O/U SHOTGUN - SERIAL NUMBER 1

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 386)      

SN. 1. Certainly the John Browning of our generation, Antony Galazan has made more fine firearms in the last 35 years than any other American Gun Maker of this generation. His finest creations are those made under his own name, the “A. Galazan” best quality guns. This gun, his first Boss Action Over/Under marks the start of his successful endeavor to make a best quality hand finished gun in America successfully in the 20th and 21st Century. No doubt successful and incredibly impressive, this gun made with 28” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have solid filed top rib. Bbls with single small brass front bead, otherwise unmarked. Finely point pattern checkered Boss style forend with diamond shaped engraved escutcheon and fine English scroll engraved Anson type push button release at muzzle end. Forend iron is blued with fine scroll engraving. Full sidelock casehardened Boss action engraved in rose and scroll pattern with 5 floral bouquets on each lock. Locks engraved with makers name “A. Galazan” in riband at center, forward of the tumbler and fine scroll engraved throughout by famed engraver Thierry Duguet, and signed “Th. Duguet” just forward of the rolled edge trigger guard bow. Trigger guard bow engraved en-suite with SN “001” on tang. Mounted with a stunning piece of dark highly figured European Walnut with carved tear drops behind locks, and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with blued fine English scroll engraved heel and toe plates with checkered center. Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and non-auto safety. “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of “T” shaped safety slide. Top lever is blued and scroll engraved. WEIGHT: 6lbs 13oz. Bore Diameter: .615(T) .615(B). Bore Restriction: .031(T) .032(B). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION - Extremely fine as lightly field used. Gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish on all wood and metal surfaces with only very minor marks from assembly and very limited gunning use. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Ejectors are in time and trigger functions well.
SN. 1. Certainly the John Browning of our generation, Antony Galazan has made more fine firearms in the last 35 years than any other American Gun Maker of this generation...more. His finest creations are those made under his own name, the “A. Galazan” best quality guns. This gun, his first Boss Action Over/Under marks the start of his successful endeavor to make a best quality hand finished gun in America successfully in the 20th and 21st Century. No doubt successful and incredibly impressive, this gun made with 28” fluid steel barrels, 2-3/4” chambers, that have solid filed top rib. Bbls with single small brass front bead, otherwise unmarked. Finely point pattern checkered Boss style forend with diamond shaped engraved escutcheon and fine English scroll engraved Anson type push button release at muzzle end. Forend iron is blued with fine scroll engraving. Full sidelock casehardened Boss action engraved in rose and scroll pattern with 5 floral bouquets on each lock. Locks engraved with makers name “A. Galazan” in riband at center, forward of the tumbler and fine scroll engraved throughout by famed engraver Thierry Duguet, and signed “Th. Duguet” just forward of the rolled edge trigger guard bow. Trigger guard bow engraved en-suite with SN “001” on tang. Mounted with a stunning piece of dark highly figured European Walnut with carved tear drops behind locks, and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with blued fine English scroll engraved heel and toe plates with checkered center. Gun made with single trigger, auto ejectors, and non-auto safety. “SAFE” inlaid in gold in front of “T” shaped safety slide. Top lever is blued and scroll engraved. WEIGHT: 6lbs 13oz. Bore Diameter: .615(T) .615(B). Bore Restriction: .031(T) .032(B). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-3/4”. CONDITION - Extremely fine as lightly field used. Gun retains virtually all of its factory original finish on all wood and metal surfaces with only very minor marks from assembly and very limited gunning use. Mechanics are excellent. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Ejectors are in time and trigger functions well.

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WINCHESTER MODEL 23 PIGEON GRADE CUSTOM TWO BARREL SET.

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 386)      

SN: WBS276E Cal. 20 Ga / 28 Ga. This is a 1986-87 limited edition of only 500 shotguns. Each bbl is 25 -1/2” w/white Bradley single bead on the matted solid ribs, and numbered "1" and "2" and have 1-1/2” scroll engraving wedges at the breech ends. The left chamber area of each barrel set is marked "MODEL XXIII- WINCHESTER CUSTOM 2 BARREL HUNTING SET” and choked modified/improved cylinder. Each bbl set with its own beavertail forend. Automatic ejectors. Contoured boxlock action, top lever and trigger guard are engraved in intermediate foliate scrollwork with a gold relief pheasant in a field scene on the left side, a gold relief quail on the right and a gold relief vignette of John Olin’s Labrador “King Buck” in a punch dot oval. The lower tang is marked "ONE OF 500". Single gold trigger, tang mounted automatic safety/selector. Pistol grip stock and two matching beavertail forends are of beautiful dark feather crotch walnut w/checkered fleur-de-lis patterns, engraved metal grip cap, black Winchester recoil pad and vacant gold initial oval. DAC: 1-3/8”; DAH 2-1/4’”; LOP 14”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears to be As New condition. Some dried cosmoline on bbls and action. Accompanied by the factory original boxes numbered to the gun (No Case).
SN: WBS276E Cal. 20 Ga / 28 Ga. This is a 1986-87 limited edition of only 500 shotguns. Each bbl is 25 -1/2” w/white Bradley single bead on the matted solid ribs, and ...morenumbered "1" and "2" and have 1-1/2” scroll engraving wedges at the breech ends. The left chamber area of each barrel set is marked "MODEL XXIII- WINCHESTER CUSTOM 2 BARREL HUNTING SET” and choked modified/improved cylinder. Each bbl set with its own beavertail forend. Automatic ejectors. Contoured boxlock action, top lever and trigger guard are engraved in intermediate foliate scrollwork with a gold relief pheasant in a field scene on the left side, a gold relief quail on the right and a gold relief vignette of John Olin’s Labrador “King Buck” in a punch dot oval. The lower tang is marked "ONE OF 500". Single gold trigger, tang mounted automatic safety/selector. Pistol grip stock and two matching beavertail forends are of beautiful dark feather crotch walnut w/checkered fleur-de-lis patterns, engraved metal grip cap, black Winchester recoil pad and vacant gold initial oval. DAC: 1-3/8”; DAH 2-1/4’”; LOP 14”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent. Appears to be As New condition. Some dried cosmoline on bbls and action. Accompanied by the factory original boxes numbered to the gun (No Case).

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WINCHESTER MODEL 23 CLASSIC # 247 OF 500 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 386)      

SN. CL28-247E. Made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted low profile ventilated top rib with two white beads. Bbl flats with SN and “IC/M” choke markings. Slim beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has push button blued latch release and irons which are lightly scroll engraved. Inside of forearm with SN and is engine turned. Blued receiver is lightly scroll engraved with gold inlaid duck on bottom. Gun made with checkered gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Steel capped pistol grip buttstock of nicely figured American Walnut is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has vacant gold oval towards toe and terminates with a thin black Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Bore Diameter: .552(Both). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with only very minor impressions. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.
SN. CL28-247E. Made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have raised matted low profile ventilated top rib with two white beads. Bbl flats with...more SN and “IC/M” choke markings. Slim beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip has push button blued latch release and irons which are lightly scroll engraved. Inside of forearm with SN and is engine turned. Blued receiver is lightly scroll engraved with gold inlaid duck on bottom. Gun made with checkered gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Steel capped pistol grip buttstock of nicely figured American Walnut is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has vacant gold oval towards toe and terminates with a thin black Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 5oz. Bore Diameter: .552(Both). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .019(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains nearly all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with only very minor impressions. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.

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WINCHESTER MODEL 23 CUSTOM QUAIL UNLIMITED # 43 OF 100 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 386)      

SN. PWK012550E. Made with 27” Mono-bloc bbls, 3” chambers, low profile matted ventilated top rib with two white beads and factory Win-chokes. Slim beavertail forend with lightly engraved push-button latch release is checkered in point pattern. Coin finished boxlock receiver hand engraved with mountain quail in woods scene on left, two pointers in field scene on right and shaded floral scroll throughout. Bottom of receiver engraved in banner at head “FOURTH GRAND SLAM”. At center there is a shield engraved “QUAIL UNLIMITED” with a well detailed flying quail and an outline of the USA. On bottom of shield in banner “43/100”. Right side of trigger signed “BOTTEGA C. GIAVANELLI”. Trigger guard with floral scroll on bow and at tang. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued steel capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a black Old English pad. Bbls with factory choke tubes installed. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. . Bore Diameter: .735(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint showing very little use. Retains nearly all of its factory original finishes to all metal and wood surfaces with only very minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.
SN. PWK012550E. Made with 27” Mono-bloc bbls, 3” chambers, low profile matted ventilated top rib with two white beads and factory Win-chokes. Slim beavertail forend w...moreith lightly engraved push-button latch release is checkered in point pattern. Coin finished boxlock receiver hand engraved with mountain quail in woods scene on left, two pointers in field scene on right and shaded floral scroll throughout. Bottom of receiver engraved in banner at head “FOURTH GRAND SLAM”. At center there is a shield engraved “QUAIL UNLIMITED” with a well detailed flying quail and an outline of the USA. On bottom of shield in banner “43/100”. Right side of trigger signed “BOTTEGA C. GIAVANELLI”. Trigger guard with floral scroll on bow and at tang. Gun made with gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Blued steel capped pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a black Old English pad. Bbls with factory choke tubes installed. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. . Bore Diameter: .735(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint showing very little use. Retains nearly all of its factory original finishes to all metal and wood surfaces with only very minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. MODERN.

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WINCHESTER MODEL 23 PIGEON GRADE XTR LIGHTWEIGHT 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 386)      

SN. PWK203415. Made with 25-1/2" fluid steel bbls, 3" chambers, made with low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin white beads. Rear portion of rib engraved "PIGEON GRADE". Bottom of Mono-bloc construction bbls with choke markings imp. cyl./mod. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern on side with lightly scroll engraved irons. Coin finished action. Game scene engraved on sides with scroll and pigeon on trigger plate. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Trigger guard scroll engraved on bow. Nicely figured straight grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-1/2". DAH: 2-3/8". LOP: 14-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly field used. Retaining nearly all of its metal finish. Stocks are sound with a couple of light impressions and rub marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These Model 23 graded guns are becoming increasingly more collectable and make fine field companions. MODERN.
SN. PWK203415. Made with 25-1/2" fluid steel bbls, 3" chambers, made with low profile matted ventilated top rib with twin white beads. Rear portion of rib engraved "PIGEO...moreN GRADE". Bottom of Mono-bloc construction bbls with choke markings imp. cyl./mod. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern on side with lightly scroll engraved irons. Coin finished action. Game scene engraved on sides with scroll and pigeon on trigger plate. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Trigger guard scroll engraved on bow. Nicely figured straight grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a thin Winchester brand pad. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 15oz. DAC: 1-1/2". DAH: 2-3/8". LOP: 14-1/2". PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Extremely fine as lightly field used. Retaining nearly all of its metal finish. Stocks are sound with a couple of light impressions and rub marks. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. These Model 23 graded guns are becoming increasingly more collectable and make fine field companions. MODERN.

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BEAUTIFUL AND RARE WINCHESTER MODEL 21-6 FACTORY UPGRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 386)      

SN. 6517. Per Cody Firearms Museum Records, originally ordered in 1935 as a Standard Grade 28” Mod/Full gun with medium comb Trap Grade wood for one “Jimmy Tuttle”. Gun was returned to the factory in 1939 for rebarreling to 26” WS-1/WS-2 and embellished to 21-6 pattern engraving as it appears today: 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concaved top rib with small steel mid and white front beads. Breech ends of bbls with 2-1/2” scroll wedges. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned and stamped with gauge and chamber info. Bottom of bbl tubes stamped “WS-1/WS-2” choke marks. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend finely checkered with nicely scroll engraved roll type release and iron. Inside of forend is engine turned with SN stamped on metal and wood. Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-6 pattern w/classic Setter in relief panel on left, Pointer in relief panel on right all encased in well-executed foliate scrollwork. The bbl fences are sculpted in oak leaf relief and top of frame is full coverage foliate scroll engraved, as is the top lever. Trigger plate is similarly adorned w/ large relief engraved panel at center with pheasants in upland scene. Trigger guard is engraved w/relief bust of Pointer and fallen quail in small panel and tang with bursts of scroll. This fine execution is most likely the work of George Ulrich. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Serial Number Search form. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .667(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) -.017(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14” to checkered butt. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Excellent and collector quality. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with scattered light handling marks. Frame with about 95% of its factory blue. There is beginning high point edgewear but generally the blue is quite strong and the engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent with scattered light handling marks and minor finish abrasions and retains about 90% of its finish and checkering remains strong. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, safety slide is a bit sluggish. C&R.
SN. 6517. Per Cody Firearms Museum Records, originally ordered in 1935 as a Standard Grade 28” Mod/Full gun with medium comb Trap Grade wood for one “Jimmy Tuttle”....more Gun was returned to the factory in 1939 for rebarreling to 26” WS-1/WS-2 and embellished to 21-6 pattern engraving as it appears today: 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concaved top rib with small steel mid and white front beads. Breech ends of bbls with 2-1/2” scroll wedges. Bbl flats are nicely engine turned and stamped with gauge and chamber info. Bottom of bbl tubes stamped “WS-1/WS-2” choke marks. Pistol grip stock and beavertail forend finely checkered with nicely scroll engraved roll type release and iron. Inside of forend is engine turned with SN stamped on metal and wood. Receiver is beautifully engraved in 21-6 pattern w/classic Setter in relief panel on left, Pointer in relief panel on right all encased in well-executed foliate scrollwork. The bbl fences are sculpted in oak leaf relief and top of frame is full coverage foliate scroll engraved, as is the top lever. Trigger plate is similarly adorned w/ large relief engraved panel at center with pheasants in upland scene. Trigger guard is engraved w/relief bust of Pointer and fallen quail in small panel and tang with bursts of scroll. This fine execution is most likely the work of George Ulrich. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Serial Number Search form. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .029(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .667(L). Bore Restriction: .009(Rt) -.017(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-9/16”. LOP: 14” to checkered butt. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Excellent and collector quality. Bbls with more than 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with scattered light handling marks. Frame with about 95% of its factory blue. There is beginning high point edgewear but generally the blue is quite strong and the engraving is crisp. Buttstock is excellent with scattered light handling marks and minor finish abrasions and retains about 90% of its finish and checkering remains strong. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp, safety slide is a bit sluggish. C&R.

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IMPORTANT WINCHESTER MODEL 21 SKEET GRADE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN PRESENTED TO HUGHSTON M. McBAIN- PRESIDEN

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 386)      

SN. 13936. 26” Winchester Proof steel bbls, 2-3/4” cham, concave matted top rib with small brass mid and red Bradley beads. Auto ejectors, blued SST, non-auto safety. The coin finished receiver has fantastic deep relief game vignettes of a Pointer and quail in woodland scene on right side, a Spaniel coursing hare on left side, and panel scene of pheasants on bottom encased in flowing foliate vine and scrolls. Fences are finely stippled. Blued top lever in scallopine geometric design and top tang with SN and shaded floral border. Blued trigger guard with gold inlaid signature “Hugh McBain” on bow. Nicely figured American Walnut beavertail forend and pistol grip buttstock is finely checkered and terminates with a leather faced ventilated white lined pad. Pistol grip has a beautiful silver oval cap engraved “Presented to Hughston M. McBain By His Associates in Marshall Field & Company on his 25th Anniversary with the company 10-9-1947.” McBain (1902-1977) began his career as a retail clerk feverishly working his way up the ladder until he became the youngest (age 41) President of Marshall Field & Co. 2/1/1943 and served as President through 1958. The base Skeet gun was ordered from Winchester by the Company with special engraving executed by famed Chicago engraver Arnold Griebel at the request of the company for this special presentation. Accompanied by its original leather presentation case, gold embossed “H.M. McBain”. Also a Winchester factory Letter confirming order by Marshall Field’s. Gun is featured in an article by Tom Archer and Terry Allen in Vol. 22 Issue 3 (Autumn 2011) Double Gun Journal. Additionally, a folio sized book from the McBain Family documenting Hugh’s 25th anniversary party at Marshall Fields. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .735(L). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .041(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Descendants of Hughston M. McBain. Private Collection, AZ. CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom finished. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine blue with sharp engraving. Receiver is near mint with only very minor staining and sharp. Stocks are sound and excellent with nearly all of their finish remaining and only very minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with only minor rubs. Books are all very good. A piece of Chicago History. C&R.
SN. 13936. 26” Winchester Proof steel bbls, 2-3/4” cham, concave matted top rib with small brass mid and red Bradley beads. Auto ejectors, blued SST, non-auto safety...more. The coin finished receiver has fantastic deep relief game vignettes of a Pointer and quail in woodland scene on right side, a Spaniel coursing hare on left side, and panel scene of pheasants on bottom encased in flowing foliate vine and scrolls. Fences are finely stippled. Blued top lever in scallopine geometric design and top tang with SN and shaded floral border. Blued trigger guard with gold inlaid signature “Hugh McBain” on bow. Nicely figured American Walnut beavertail forend and pistol grip buttstock is finely checkered and terminates with a leather faced ventilated white lined pad. Pistol grip has a beautiful silver oval cap engraved “Presented to Hughston M. McBain By His Associates in Marshall Field & Company on his 25th Anniversary with the company 10-9-1947.” McBain (1902-1977) began his career as a retail clerk feverishly working his way up the ladder until he became the youngest (age 41) President of Marshall Field & Co. 2/1/1943 and served as President through 1958. The base Skeet gun was ordered from Winchester by the Company with special engraving executed by famed Chicago engraver Arnold Griebel at the request of the company for this special presentation. Accompanied by its original leather presentation case, gold embossed “H.M. McBain”. Also a Winchester factory Letter confirming order by Marshall Field’s. Gun is featured in an article by Tom Archer and Terry Allen in Vol. 22 Issue 3 (Autumn 2011) Double Gun Journal. Additionally, a folio sized book from the McBain Family documenting Hugh’s 25th anniversary party at Marshall Fields. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 6oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .032(Both). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .735(L). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .041(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Descendants of Hughston M. McBain. Private Collection, AZ. CONDITION: Extremely fine as custom finished. Bbls retain nearly all of their fine blue with sharp engraving. Receiver is near mint with only very minor staining and sharp. Stocks are sound and excellent with nearly all of their finish remaining and only very minor handling marks. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Case is excellent with only minor rubs. Books are all very good. A piece of Chicago History. C&R.

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WINCHESTER MODEL 21 20 GAUGE FLAT SIDE CUSTOM GRADE ENGRAVED BY ANGELO BEE WITH CASE AND ACC

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 386)      

SN.28294. Per Winchester records, originally ordered in 1966 as a Custom Grade 20 Ga two bbl set, the #1 set 26” IC/MOD is now separated from the gun. Set #2 is 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave rib and twin ivory beads. Rib legend “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR L.B. MAYTAG JR.” Bbl flats are engine turned and have SN, gauge and chamber stamps. Bottom of tubes with “MOD/FULL” choke markings. Skeet style beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip w/scroll flourishes on irons. Inside iron is engine turned with SN and “2” on wood and metal. Blued flat side action is tastefully engraved and signed by Angelo Bee. Game scene engraving patterns of flushing quail on left, flushing pheasants on right and flighted Ruffed Grouse on floor plate. All of the game scenes are accented by well executed fine arabesque scrollwork. Appended metal w/ similar fine arabesque flourishes. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Dark marble cake-figured straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern and vacant gold oval near toe terminating with a finely checkered butt. Housed in a brown full leather case with red felt interior that has makers trade label on top and accessories in the case. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .616(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: Lewis Bergman “Bud” Maytag was the grandson of Fredrick Lewis Maytag the founder of the Maytag Company and was the President of Miami based National Airlines in 1962. The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine and retaining nearly all of its proper factory type finishes to wood and metal surfaces. Stocks are sound with a few light minor handling marks most notably a few light compressions on the forearm left side. Mechanics are excellent, ejectors slightly out of time. Bores brilliant and shiny. Trigger pull crisp. Case excellent with minor rubs. C&R.
SN.28294. Per Winchester records, originally ordered in 1966 as a Custom Grade 20 Ga two bbl set, the #1 set 26” IC/MOD is now separated from the gun. Set #2 is 28” ...morebbls, 2-3/4” chambers, with matted concave rib and twin ivory beads. Rib legend “CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR L.B. MAYTAG JR.” Bbl flats are engine turned and have SN, gauge and chamber stamps. Bottom of tubes with “MOD/FULL” choke markings. Skeet style beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with triangular ebony tip w/scroll flourishes on irons. Inside iron is engine turned with SN and “2” on wood and metal. Blued flat side action is tastefully engraved and signed by Angelo Bee. Game scene engraving patterns of flushing quail on left, flushing pheasants on right and flighted Ruffed Grouse on floor plate. All of the game scenes are accented by well executed fine arabesque scrollwork. Appended metal w/ similar fine arabesque flourishes. Gold plated SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Dark marble cake-figured straight grip buttstock is checkered in point pattern and vacant gold oval near toe terminating with a finely checkered butt. Housed in a brown full leather case with red felt interior that has makers trade label on top and accessories in the case. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum Research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 13oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .616(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: Lewis Bergman “Bud” Maytag was the grandson of Fredrick Lewis Maytag the founder of the Maytag Company and was the President of Miami based National Airlines in 1962. The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine and retaining nearly all of its proper factory type finishes to wood and metal surfaces. Stocks are sound with a few light minor handling marks most notably a few light compressions on the forearm left side. Mechanics are excellent, ejectors slightly out of time. Bores brilliant and shiny. Trigger pull crisp. Case excellent with minor rubs. C&R.

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BEAUTIFUL EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 20 GAUGE “DELUXE SKEET”

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 386)      

SN. 13236. Beautiful early 20ga made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have ventilated rib, steel mid and red front bead, left tube stamped “Winchester 20 Gauge / 2-3/4” Cham.” Watertable with “DELUXE 13236” on left, “2-3/4 Chamber” on right and chokes WS-1 and WS-2 on bottom of tubes. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with unengraved blued roll type release. Unengraved blued flat side receiver stamped “DELUXE / SKEET” on trigger plate ahead of trigger guard. Gun made with auto ejectors, non-auto safety, and SST. Mounted with fabulously figured flame grained straight grip American Walnut buttstock with long trigger guard tang, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .661(Both). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 97% original blue. Forend is excellent with a couple of very minor handling marks, strong checkering. Receiver is beautiful and retains nearly all of what appears to be its factory original blue with beginning toning at forend iron, matte blue on top of action is excellent, trigger guard with a beginning hint of edge wear. Buttstock with only very minor handling marks retains more than 95% of its original finish with minor thinning at cheek contact point on left side and at toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is a beautiful Model 21.C&R.
SN. 13236. Beautiful early 20ga made with 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have ventilated rib, steel mid and red front bead, left tube stamped “Winchester 20 Gau...morege / 2-3/4” Cham.” Watertable with “DELUXE 13236” on left, “2-3/4 Chamber” on right and chokes WS-1 and WS-2 on bottom of tubes. Beavertail forend checkered in point pattern with unengraved blued roll type release. Unengraved blued flat side receiver stamped “DELUXE / SKEET” on trigger plate ahead of trigger guard. Gun made with auto ejectors, non-auto safety, and SST. Mounted with fabulously figured flame grained straight grip American Walnut buttstock with long trigger guard tang, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .027(Rt) .026(L). Bore Diameter: .661(Both). Bore Restriction: .016(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14-1/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Excellent as very lightly field used. Bbls retain more than 97% original blue. Forend is excellent with a couple of very minor handling marks, strong checkering. Receiver is beautiful and retains nearly all of what appears to be its factory original blue with beginning toning at forend iron, matte blue on top of action is excellent, trigger guard with a beginning hint of edge wear. Buttstock with only very minor handling marks retains more than 95% of its original finish with minor thinning at cheek contact point on left side and at toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is a beautiful Model 21.C&R.

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 20 GAUGE 2 BARREL SET

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 386)      

SN. 4947. Made with 2 sets of 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concave top ribs with small white mid beads and partially missing front bead on set 1, full front bead on set 2. Set 1, top of right bbl with contemporary “3 N. &” chamber marking as well as usual early bbl stampings. Bbl set 2 with usual stampings on tops of barrels and choke marks “Imp. Cyl/Mod” on bottoms of tubes. Bbl set 1 flats with SN “WP” proof marks and stamped “1”, “G” and “A” on right flat. Bottom of tubes with contemporary “MOD/IMP. MOD” choke marks. Original beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with unengraved blued irons. Unengraved blued receiver with SN stamped on top tang ahead of the safety slide. Original straight English stock with a nicely flame figured piece of American Walnut with checkered side panels, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, and terminates with its original checkered butt. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. Bbl Set 1: Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .618(Both). Bore Restriction: .012(Rt) .015(L). Bbl Set 2: Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .025(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .612(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .008(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used and partially refinished. Bbls set #1 90-95% of a factory quality restored rust blue finish. There are a couple of losses towards muzzle on left tube of set #1, otherwise they are excellent. Bbl. Set #2 is excellent with about 95% of what appears to be its original rust blue. Forearm is excellent with minor handling marks and a very light beginning grain separation at forearm iron. Receiver with nearly all of its factory quality restored blue. There are a couple of light abrasions on the left bbl fence and at bbl breech which will remedy easily. Buttstock is excellent with light minor handling marks and retains most of an older restored finish. There are very small losses on the left side of the trigger guard. There is some minor roughness on butt from standing in a rack at both the heel and toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R.
SN. 4947. Made with 2 sets of 26” Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have matted concave top ribs with small white mid beads and partially missing front bead on set 1, fu...morell front bead on set 2. Set 1, top of right bbl with contemporary “3 N. &” chamber marking as well as usual early bbl stampings. Bbl set 2 with usual stampings on tops of barrels and choke marks “Imp. Cyl/Mod” on bottoms of tubes. Bbl set 1 flats with SN “WP” proof marks and stamped “1”, “G” and “A” on right flat. Bottom of tubes with contemporary “MOD/IMP. MOD” choke marks. Original beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with unengraved blued irons. Unengraved blued receiver with SN stamped on top tang ahead of the safety slide. Original straight English stock with a nicely flame figured piece of American Walnut with checkered side panels, is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, and terminates with its original checkered butt. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 6oz. Bbl Set 1: Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .618(Both). Bore Restriction: .012(Rt) .015(L). Bbl Set 2: Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Rt) .025(L). Bore Diameter: .615(Rt) .612(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .008(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used and partially refinished. Bbls set #1 90-95% of a factory quality restored rust blue finish. There are a couple of losses towards muzzle on left tube of set #1, otherwise they are excellent. Bbl. Set #2 is excellent with about 95% of what appears to be its original rust blue. Forearm is excellent with minor handling marks and a very light beginning grain separation at forearm iron. Receiver with nearly all of its factory quality restored blue. There are a couple of light abrasions on the left bbl fence and at bbl breech which will remedy easily. Buttstock is excellent with light minor handling marks and retains most of an older restored finish. There are very small losses on the left side of the trigger guard. There is some minor roughness on butt from standing in a rack at both the heel and toe. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. C&R.

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FINE ORIGINAL WINCHESTER MODEL 21 "SKEET" GRADE 20 GAUGE

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 386)      

SN. 14514. Beautiful little 20ga gun made with 28" Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have steel mid and white front bead with "Winchester- 20 Gauge / 2-3/4 Cham" on side of left tube. Bbl flats are stamped with Winchester proof marks, a large "1" and bottom of tube with choke marks "WS-1 / WS-2". Beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with blue roll type release. Blued unengraved action stamped "SKEET" in front of trigger guard, SN on top tang, and "SAFE" in front of safety slide. Gun made with auto ejectors, SST, non-auto safety. Full pistol grip buttstock is of nicely flame grained American Walnut and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .614(Rt) .613(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .013(L). DAC: 1-1/2". DAH: 2-3/8". LOP: 14-1/8". CONDITION: Excellent and original as found. Bbls retain about 97% original blue with some thinning at forend contact point and muzzle. Action retains about 97% original blue with beginning toning on bottom but overall quite strong and original with only minor handling marks. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain more than 97% of their original finish, there is a tiny minor loss at the toe which measures about 1/4". Forend blue is excellent and original. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall, just an excellent untouched Model 21. C&R.
SN. 14514. Beautiful little 20ga gun made with 28" Winchester Proof Steel bbls that have steel mid and white front bead with "Winchester- 20 Gauge / 2-3/4 Cham" on side o...moref left tube. Bbl flats are stamped with Winchester proof marks, a large "1" and bottom of tube with choke marks "WS-1 / WS-2". Beavertail forend checkered in kidney bean pattern with blue roll type release. Blued unengraved action stamped "SKEET" in front of trigger guard, SN on top tang, and "SAFE" in front of safety slide. Gun made with auto ejectors, SST, non-auto safety. Full pistol grip buttstock is of nicely flame grained American Walnut and is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 12oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .028(Both). Bore Diameter: .614(Rt) .613(L). Bore Restriction: .003(Rt) .013(L). DAC: 1-1/2". DAH: 2-3/8". LOP: 14-1/8". CONDITION: Excellent and original as found. Bbls retain about 97% original blue with some thinning at forend contact point and muzzle. Action retains about 97% original blue with beginning toning on bottom but overall quite strong and original with only minor handling marks. Stocks are sound and excellent and retain more than 97% of their original finish, there is a tiny minor loss at the toe which measures about 1/4". Forend blue is excellent and original. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall, just an excellent untouched Model 21. C&R.

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FINE HIGH CONDITION WINCHESTER MODEL 21 FIELD GRADE 16 GAUGE SHOTGUN

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 386)      

SN. 11168. Made with 28” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave top rib and small steel front bead. Bottoms of tubes with Winchester proof marks and choke stamps “Mod/Full” Beavertail forend with kidney bean checkering pattern, roll type release. SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Nicely figured walnut pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminating in factory HRBP. WEIGHT: 7lbs 0oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Rt) .668(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .029(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field use and appears factory original. Bbls retain 95-97% of their original blue. Receiver with approximately 90% of its original blued beginning to tone on trigger plate at carry point. Trigger guard with about half of its factory original blue. Forearm is mostly sound with tiny grain separation. Forend is original with more than 90% of its finish and minor handling marks. Iron with some blue loss on edges. Buttstock is excellent sound and original and retains more than 95% of its finish and has only minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant. Mechanics are perfect. Virtually impossible to find any early Model 21 as unmolested as this example. C&R.
SN. 11168. Made with 28” Winchester Proof Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, matted concave top rib and small steel front bead. Bottoms of tubes with Winchester proof mar...moreks and choke stamps “Mod/Full” Beavertail forend with kidney bean checkering pattern, roll type release. SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. Nicely figured walnut pistol grip buttstock checkered in point pattern through the wrist terminating in factory HRBP. WEIGHT: 7lbs 0oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Rt) .668(L). Bore Restriction: .008(Rt) .029(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/2”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field use and appears factory original. Bbls retain 95-97% of their original blue. Receiver with approximately 90% of its original blued beginning to tone on trigger plate at carry point. Trigger guard with about half of its factory original blue. Forearm is mostly sound with tiny grain separation. Forend is original with more than 90% of its finish and minor handling marks. Iron with some blue loss on edges. Buttstock is excellent sound and original and retains more than 95% of its finish and has only minor handling marks. Bores are brilliant. Mechanics are perfect. Virtually impossible to find any early Model 21 as unmolested as this example. C&R.

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SCARCE EARLY WINCHESTER MODEL 21 TRAP GRADE 16 GAUGE W/SPECIAL ORDER FEATURES

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 386)      

SN. 6520 (1937). Per Winchester records, 26” proof steel bbls, steel mid-bead and Bradley red front bead. Bottom of tubes with MOD/CYL choke markings (gun is reversed choked). Early splinter forearm w/roll type release. Wood is checkered in point pattern.Blued teardrop receiver stamped “TRAP” in front of trigger plate screw. Nicely figured American Walnut buttstock has checkered side panels w/point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a factory original steel checkered butt numbered to the gun. Buttstock with special order “thick round comb”and “Trap finish” Double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Both). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .000(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent and appears factory original. Bbls with about 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent and sound with minor impressions. Receiver retains more than 90% of its original blue beginning to tone at carry point and beginning tone on forearm iron and at knuckle. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains more than 95% of its original finish. Buttplate is most certainly factory original and retains more than half of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling in both tubes that will clean. There is a small ping on the side of the right tube about 5” from the muzzle. Mechanics are excellent. An interesting and unusual Model 21 in this configuration. C&R.
SN. 6520 (1937). Per Winchester records, 26” proof steel bbls, steel mid-bead and Bradley red front bead. Bottom of tubes with MOD/CYL choke markings (gun is reversed ...morechoked). Early splinter forearm w/roll type release. Wood is checkered in point pattern.Blued teardrop receiver stamped “TRAP” in front of trigger plate screw. Nicely figured American Walnut buttstock has checkered side panels w/point pattern through the wrist and terminates with a factory original steel checkered butt numbered to the gun. Buttstock with special order “thick round comb”and “Trap finish” Double triggers, extractors and auto safety. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum research document. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .668(Both). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .000(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent and appears factory original. Bbls with about 95% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent and sound with minor impressions. Receiver retains more than 90% of its original blue beginning to tone at carry point and beginning tone on forearm iron and at knuckle. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains more than 95% of its original finish. Buttplate is most certainly factory original and retains more than half of its original blue. Bores are bright and shiny with some stubborn fowling in both tubes that will clean. There is a small ping on the side of the right tube about 5” from the muzzle. Mechanics are excellent. An interesting and unusual Model 21 in this configuration. C&R.

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SCARCE PARKER REPRODUCTION 12 GAUGE DHE GRADE STEEL SHOT SPECIAL 2 BARREL SET WITH CASE

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 386)      

SN. 12SS-00045. Made with 2 sets of 28” bbls, both sets with 3” chambers matted concave top rib with small brass front beads. Bbl Set 1 with Imp. cyl./Mod. choke marks on bbl flats. Bbl Set 2 with full set of choke tubes accompanying the gun. Single beavertail forend is checkered in point and diamond pattern with lightly engraved and case colored Deeley latch release and irons. Interior of iron is nicely engine turned with SN stamped. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE Repro pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and engraved skeleton steel buttplate. Housed in a 2 bbl set Americase with grey felt interior that has choke tubes, keys and paperwork. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. BBL SET 1 & 2.) Bore Diameter: .732(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Both bbl sets with brilliant shiny bores and Retain more than 98% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with nearly all of its original finish and one noticeable scratch 1” in length towards muzzle end. Receiver with more than 85% of its original very fragile case color. Trigger guard retains nearly of its original blue. Buttstock is near mint and sound with very minor handling marks. Buttplate with more than 97% of its original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp . Case is very good with minor rub marks and impressions. MODERN.
SN. 12SS-00045. Made with 2 sets of 28” bbls, both sets with 3” chambers matted concave top rib with small brass front beads. Bbl Set 1 with Imp. cyl./Mod. choke mark...mores on bbl flats. Bbl Set 2 with full set of choke tubes accompanying the gun. Single beavertail forend is checkered in point and diamond pattern with lightly engraved and case colored Deeley latch release and irons. Interior of iron is nicely engine turned with SN stamped. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE Repro pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The blued trigger guard with burst of scroll on bow and SN at tang. Capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and engraved skeleton steel buttplate. Housed in a 2 bbl set Americase with grey felt interior that has choke tubes, keys and paperwork. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 9oz. BBL SET 1 & 2.) Bore Diameter: .732(Both). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection.  CONDITION: Excellent as lightly field used. Both bbl sets with brilliant shiny bores and Retain more than 98% of their original blue. Forearm is excellent with nearly all of its original finish and one noticeable scratch 1” in length towards muzzle end. Receiver with more than 85% of its original very fragile case color. Trigger guard retains nearly of its original blue. Buttstock is near mint and sound with very minor handling marks. Buttplate with more than 97% of its original blue. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp . Case is very good with minor rub marks and impressions. MODERN.

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SCARCE EARLY PARKER REPRODUCTION BHE GRADE 12 GAUGE WITH CASE

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 386)      

SN. 12-0019. Made with 26” bbls that have 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls with matted concave top rib that has small brass front bead. Makers name on rib legend and 2-1/8” scroll wedges on sides of bbl. Beavertail forend checkered in BHE diamond point pattern with fully scroll engraved Deely latch release and irons. Forearm iron is engine turned on flats. Bbls flats with choke markings Imp. cyl./Mod, SN, and Parker Repro proof marks. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved in BHE pattern with near full coverage scroll and has large woodcock on trigger plate two flying quail on left and two flying grouse on right. Sides of receiver with small banner engraved “PARKER BROS.” Bbl fences are beaded as is the top lever which is sculpted. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered side panels which terminates in a carved fleur-de-lis and has flowing wave checkering through the wrist, large unengraved brass oval at toe line and terminates with its original scroll engraved and blued skeleton buttplate. Gun is housed in its original Parker Repro brown leather case with original canvas cover. Case with green felt interior that has makers trade label on top and has original snap caps and oil bottle enclosed. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 0oz. Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .734(L). Bore Restriction: .006(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears factory test fired only. Mr. Phillips purchased this gun new and did not ever use it. Bbls retain virtually all of their factory original blue. Case colors are brilliant and bold with no evidence of firing on breech face. Stocks are sound and near mint with only extremely minor handling marks noted. Buttplate and trigger guard retain all of their original blue. Case is near mint with only minor rub marks and canvas cover is excellent with only minor staining. A very scarce gun with less than 100 made in this configuration. A chance to purchase a truly unused higher grade Parker Repro which we know to be unfired outside of the factory since new. MODERN.
SN. 12-0019. Made with 26” bbls that have 2-3/4” chambers. Bbls with matted concave top rib that has small brass front bead. Makers name on rib legend and 2-1/8”...more scroll wedges on sides of bbl. Beavertail forend checkered in BHE diamond point pattern with fully scroll engraved Deely latch release and irons. Forearm iron is engine turned on flats. Bbls flats with choke markings Imp. cyl./Mod, SN, and Parker Repro proof marks. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved in BHE pattern with near full coverage scroll and has large woodcock on trigger plate two flying quail on left and two flying grouse on right. Sides of receiver with small banner engraved “PARKER BROS.” Bbl fences are beaded as is the top lever which is sculpted. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered side panels which terminates in a carved fleur-de-lis and has flowing wave checkering through the wrist, large unengraved brass oval at toe line and terminates with its original scroll engraved and blued skeleton buttplate. Gun is housed in its original Parker Repro brown leather case with original canvas cover. Case with green felt interior that has makers trade label on top and has original snap caps and oil bottle enclosed. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 0oz. Bore Diameter: .733(Rt) .734(L). Bore Restriction: .006(Rt) .012(L). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2-1/8”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Alan Phillips Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Appears factory test fired only. Mr. Phillips purchased this gun new and did not ever use it. Bbls retain virtually all of their factory original blue. Case colors are brilliant and bold with no evidence of firing on breech face. Stocks are sound and near mint with only extremely minor handling marks noted. Buttplate and trigger guard retain all of their original blue. Case is near mint with only minor rub marks and canvas cover is excellent with only minor staining. A very scarce gun with less than 100 made in this configuration. A chance to purchase a truly unused higher grade Parker Repro which we know to be unfired outside of the factory since new. MODERN.

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SCARCE PARKER REPRODUCTION DHE GRADE 20 GAUGE 2 BBL SET WITH ORIGINAL MAKERS CASE - AN EARLY PRE PRO

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 386)      

SN. P-00444. Bbl Set 1.) 26” imp. cyl/mod chokes with splinter forend. Bbl Set 2.) Made with 3” chambers, choked mod/full. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in standard DHE pattern. Gun has single trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop carved behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and lightly engraved skeleton buttplate. Buttstock has nice grain and figure with great layout. Housed in its original Parker Reproductions case with snap caps and paperwork. Case is appropriate for an early P series gun and does not have its makers trade label. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz.(with 26”bbls). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains virtually all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with very minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Case is excellent with rub marks and scratches. C&R.
SN. P-00444. Bbl Set 1.) 26” imp. cyl/mod chokes with splinter forend. Bbl Set 2.) Made with 3” chambers, choked mod/full. Casehardened boxlock action engraved in ...morestandard DHE pattern. Gun has single trigger, auto ejectors, and auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock with teardrop carved behind action is checkered in point pattern through the wrist, has large nickel oval near toe and terminates with its original blued and lightly engraved skeleton buttplate. Buttstock has nice grain and figure with great layout. Housed in its original Parker Reproductions case with snap caps and paperwork. Case is appropriate for an early P series gun and does not have its makers trade label. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 9oz.(with 26”bbls). DAC: 1-3/8”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/2”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retains virtually all factory original finishes to both wood and metal surfaces. Stocks with very minor handling marks. Mechanics are crisp. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Case is excellent with rub marks and scratches. C&R.

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RARE NEAR MINT PARKER REPRODUCTIONS DHE GRADE 12 GAUGE SPORTING CLAYS MODEL WITH CASE

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 386)      

SN. 12-01476. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, proof info and marked “ISC”. Made with beavertail forend that has lightly engraved iron, casehardened boxlock action engraved in DHE pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. Blued and lightly engraved skeleton steel butt. Buttstock has large unengraved brass oval near toe. Housed in its original Emmebi Parker Repro leather case with accessories and original canvas cover. Also accompanied with this gun is the original bill of sale from Chadick’s Ltd. to Mr. Hunter dated April 17, 1990. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Bore Restriction: accompanied by three original choke tubes. DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Estate Collection. Purchased new from Herschel Chadick with original bill of sale included. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retaining virtually all of its original finish to all wood and metal surface with only very minor handling marks. Gun appears as new and shows factory test firing only. Case and canvas cover are near mint with only minor rubs. MODERN.
SN. 12-01476. Made with 28” bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have matted concave top rib and small brass front bead. Bbl flats with SN, proof info and marked “ISC”. ...moreMade with beavertail forend that has lightly engraved iron, casehardened boxlock action engraved in DHE pattern. Gun made with SST, auto ejectors, and auto safety. Blued and lightly engraved skeleton steel butt. Buttstock has large unengraved brass oval near toe. Housed in its original Emmebi Parker Repro leather case with accessories and original canvas cover. Also accompanied with this gun is the original bill of sale from Chadick’s Ltd. to Mr. Hunter dated April 17, 1990. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Bore Restriction: accompanied by three original choke tubes. DAC: 1-1/4”. DAH: 2”. LOP: 14-1/4”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Estate Collection. Purchased new from Herschel Chadick with original bill of sale included. CONDITION: Extremely fine and near mint. Retaining virtually all of its original finish to all wood and metal surface with only very minor handling marks. Gun appears as new and shows factory test firing only. Case and canvas cover are near mint with only minor rubs. MODERN.

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EXCEEDINGLY RARE, INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER BROS BHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/FACTORY VENT RIB

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 386)      

SN. 241675. Perhaps the only one made in this configuration and what many would call the crown jewel of any advanced Parker Collection. Made on a “00” frame with 26” fluid steel barrels that have factory original matted ventilated rib with small white mid and front beads. Rib is absent of any legend which is correct for this period of manufacture. Small ring of engraving at breech end of bbls. Barrel flats with SN, Parker Overload Proof stamps, Remington date code “EH” (October 1939), and unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 15oz. Left side of barrel lump stamped “B GRADE 28 GAUGE / FOR 2-7/8” SHELLS”. Bbls with proper reinforced forend lug and weep hole ahead of lug for a gun of this era. Original slim beavertail forend with engraved case hardened Deeley latch release is checkered in flowing wave border pattern with proper reinforcement lug at muzzle end.Interior iron with SN and engraved screws. Frame with single raised rib on fences is beautifully engraved with 2 large quail on left, two pheasants on right surrounded by full coverage foliate scrollwork on sides. Bottom of frame with nicely detailed vignette of Setter and Pointer on floorplate and engraved “PARKER” across hinge pin area. Blued trigger guard with flowers and scroll on bow, SN at tang. Carved top lever is engraved in scroll and “SAFE” engraved ahead of the safety slide. Gun made with Parker SST, ejectors, auto safety.. Mounted with finely figured pistol grip buttstock w/checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis carved drop points is checkered through the wrist and terminates with original engraved skeleton buttplate. Gold capped pistol grip is engraved “JGE”. This gun has been in the same family here in Maryland since 1958 and has not been offered to the collecting public until this sale. WEIGHT: 6lbs 3oz. Bore Measurement: .551(Rt) .552(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .024(L). DAC: 1-5/8 DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent and all original. Barrels retain about 95% of their original blue with some silvering at muzzle. Forend is excellent and sound with tiny impressions and some finish thinning. Frame retains 40%+ of its original case color muted by sharp engraving. Trigger guard with hints of original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound with scattered handling marks and retains most of its hand worn untouched factory original finish. Buttplate has toned with checkering beginning to flatten. Screws are excellent and unmarred. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is an exceptionally rare Parker in proper original condition- exactly as advanced collectors/investors demand ! C&R.
SN. 241675. Perhaps the only one made in this configuration and what many would call the crown jewel of any advanced Parker Collection. Made on a “00” frame with 26â€...more fluid steel barrels that have factory original matted ventilated rib with small white mid and front beads. Rib is absent of any legend which is correct for this period of manufacture. Small ring of engraving at breech end of bbls. Barrel flats with SN, Parker Overload Proof stamps, Remington date code “EH” (October 1939), and unstruck bbl weight of 2lbs 15oz. Left side of barrel lump stamped “B GRADE 28 GAUGE / FOR 2-7/8” SHELLS”. Bbls with proper reinforced forend lug and weep hole ahead of lug for a gun of this era. Original slim beavertail forend with engraved case hardened Deeley latch release is checkered in flowing wave border pattern with proper reinforcement lug at muzzle end.Interior iron with SN and engraved screws. Frame with single raised rib on fences is beautifully engraved with 2 large quail on left, two pheasants on right surrounded by full coverage foliate scrollwork on sides. Bottom of frame with nicely detailed vignette of Setter and Pointer on floorplate and engraved “PARKER” across hinge pin area. Blued trigger guard with flowers and scroll on bow, SN at tang. Carved top lever is engraved in scroll and “SAFE” engraved ahead of the safety slide. Gun made with Parker SST, ejectors, auto safety.. Mounted with finely figured pistol grip buttstock w/checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis carved drop points is checkered through the wrist and terminates with original engraved skeleton buttplate. Gold capped pistol grip is engraved “JGE”. This gun has been in the same family here in Maryland since 1958 and has not been offered to the collecting public until this sale. WEIGHT: 6lbs 3oz. Bore Measurement: .551(Rt) .552(L). Bore Restriction: .011(Rt) .024(L). DAC: 1-5/8 DAH: 2-5/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. CONDITION: Excellent and all original. Barrels retain about 95% of their original blue with some silvering at muzzle. Forend is excellent and sound with tiny impressions and some finish thinning. Frame retains 40%+ of its original case color muted by sharp engraving. Trigger guard with hints of original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound with scattered handling marks and retains most of its hand worn untouched factory original finish. Buttplate has toned with checkering beginning to flatten. Screws are excellent and unmarred. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. This is an exceptionally rare Parker in proper original condition- exactly as advanced collectors/investors demand ! C&R.

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EXCEPTIONAL NEAR MINT AND FINEST OF ITS KIND PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE SHOTGUN WITH OPTIONS

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 386)      

SN. 241247. Made with 30” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have rare matted ventilated top rib with white front bead. Breech ends of bbls with ring of engraving and scroll on the rib extension. Bbls flats with SN, Parker Overload proof stamps, and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 14 oz. Gun made on a 1-1/2” frame. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered with fully scroll engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Inside of forend with SN stamped. Casehardened action with quail in hillside game scene on left, pheasant in grass on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll and wave scroll border pattern. Bbl fences with single bead and are full coverage scroll engraved. Bottom of receiver with “PARKER” towards front surrounded by scroll and trigger plate with two Pointers in upland scene on point. Trigger plate is full coverage scroll engraved outside of the well executed game scene. Top lever is beveled at center and scroll engraved and top tang with scroll engraving at screw and behind the safety slide. Polish blued trigger guard with rose and scroll engraving on bow, scroll and SN at tang. Mounted with a beautifully figured piece of European Walnut that has checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis behind receiver, checkering through the grip with wave mullered border pattern. Buttstock terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. Grip cap with large gold cap is factory engraved “CARL H. BEAL” Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors and auto safety as well as factory original ventilated rib. Accompanying this gun is a PGCA research letter dated 2/15/2013 identifying as found today and ordered by Union Hardware & Metal Co. and shipped to them 7/15/1938. Also accompanying this gun is the original cancelled check Mr. Phillips used when he purchased the gun from legendary sporting arms dealer William L. Moore on 6/17/1975 in the amount of $5500 as well as the original clipped advertisement for the gun in the Gun List. Additional provenance includes a July of 1975 appraisal from Pachmayr Gun Works valuing the gun at $6,500. Mr. Phillips put together a one page research write up on the gun noting that Carl H. Beal was born in 1889 in Morton, Kansas. He moved to Southern California and worked in the oil industry and authored numerous books and articles on the exploration of gas. Mr. Beal was well known for his passion for boxed bird events and collumbardie in Southern California throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Beal died in 1946 and is buried in Glendale, CA. William L. Moore purchased this gun from Carl Beal’s son in early 1975 and almost immediately sold it to Alan Phillips. The gun has been in Mr. Phillips’ collection for the last 47 years until his passing. This exact gun is also pictured in Larry Baer’s book “The Parker Gun; An Immortal Classic Volume 2” wherein he states that “There may be none finer than this AHE.”. There are also approximately 10 black & white and color vintage photos of this gun. Accompanied by its original instruction hang tag. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729 (Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .016(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Carl H. Beal, 1938-1946. Beal family, 1946-1975. Alan Philiips, 1975-2022 ”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, choice and investment grade. Bbls with more than 98% original blue and only a couple of light rub marks noted and high point edgewear on rib. Forearm is crisp and original with a couple of minor impressions and irons with nearly all of their original case color. Receiver retains virtually all of its bold, beautiful dark original case color with crisp engraving and the top lever is significantly right of center. Screws are crisp and untouched. Trigger guard with more than 97% of its beautiful original blue. Buttstock is sound and near mint with only minor handling marks and impressions. The pad was replacement in 1978 by Mr. Phillips who relayed to this cataloger that the original pad had already collapsed at that time. The stock was not shortened when this pad was added. Breech ends of bbls with original high polish blue on the ejector stop and original file marks on breech. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun was fired very little by Mr. Beal and unused since that time. This gun was one of the crown jewels of The Phillips collection having been one of his true pride and joy guns for nearly 50 years! C&R.
SN. 241247. Made with 30” fluid steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have rare matted ventilated top rib with white front bead. Breech ends of bbls with ring of engravin...moreg and scroll on the rib extension. Bbls flats with SN, Parker Overload proof stamps, and unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 14 oz. Gun made on a 1-1/2” frame. Splinter forearm is near fully checkered with fully scroll engraved Deeley latch release and irons. Inside of forend with SN stamped. Casehardened action with quail in hillside game scene on left, pheasant in grass on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll and wave scroll border pattern. Bbl fences with single bead and are full coverage scroll engraved. Bottom of receiver with “PARKER” towards front surrounded by scroll and trigger plate with two Pointers in upland scene on point. Trigger plate is full coverage scroll engraved outside of the well executed game scene. Top lever is beveled at center and scroll engraved and top tang with scroll engraving at screw and behind the safety slide. Polish blued trigger guard with rose and scroll engraving on bow, scroll and SN at tang. Mounted with a beautifully figured piece of European Walnut that has checkered side panels and fleur-de-lis behind receiver, checkering through the grip with wave mullered border pattern. Buttstock terminates with an aging Silver’s type pad. Grip cap with large gold cap is factory engraved “CARL H. BEAL” Gun made with Parker SST, auto ejectors and auto safety as well as factory original ventilated rib. Accompanying this gun is a PGCA research letter dated 2/15/2013 identifying as found today and ordered by Union Hardware & Metal Co. and shipped to them 7/15/1938. Also accompanying this gun is the original cancelled check Mr. Phillips used when he purchased the gun from legendary sporting arms dealer William L. Moore on 6/17/1975 in the amount of $5500 as well as the original clipped advertisement for the gun in the Gun List. Additional provenance includes a July of 1975 appraisal from Pachmayr Gun Works valuing the gun at $6,500. Mr. Phillips put together a one page research write up on the gun noting that Carl H. Beal was born in 1889 in Morton, Kansas. He moved to Southern California and worked in the oil industry and authored numerous books and articles on the exploration of gas. Mr. Beal was well known for his passion for boxed bird events and collumbardie in Southern California throughout the 1930s and 1940s. Mr. Beal died in 1946 and is buried in Glendale, CA. William L. Moore purchased this gun from Carl Beal’s son in early 1975 and almost immediately sold it to Alan Phillips. The gun has been in Mr. Phillips’ collection for the last 47 years until his passing. This exact gun is also pictured in Larry Baer’s book “The Parker Gun; An Immortal Classic Volume 2” wherein he states that “There may be none finer than this AHE.”. There are also approximately 10 black & white and color vintage photos of this gun. Accompanied by its original instruction hang tag. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: over .028(Rt) .030(L). Bore Diameter: .729 (Rt) .730(L). Bore Restriction: .015(Rt) .016(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-3/8”. LOP: 13-3/4”. PROVENANCE: Carl H. Beal, 1938-1946. Beal family, 1946-1975. Alan Philiips, 1975-2022 ”. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, choice and investment grade. Bbls with more than 98% original blue and only a couple of light rub marks noted and high point edgewear on rib. Forearm is crisp and original with a couple of minor impressions and irons with nearly all of their original case color. Receiver retains virtually all of its bold, beautiful dark original case color with crisp engraving and the top lever is significantly right of center. Screws are crisp and untouched. Trigger guard with more than 97% of its beautiful original blue. Buttstock is sound and near mint with only minor handling marks and impressions. The pad was replacement in 1978 by Mr. Phillips who relayed to this cataloger that the original pad had already collapsed at that time. The stock was not shortened when this pad was added. Breech ends of bbls with original high polish blue on the ejector stop and original file marks on breech. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Gun was fired very little by Mr. Beal and unused since that time. This gun was one of the crown jewels of The Phillips collection having been one of his true pride and joy guns for nearly 50 years! C&R.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (1 OF 4 MADE) PARKER SA-1 12 GAUGE

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 386)      

SN. 234637. Made with 32” Peerless Steel bbl, 2-5/8” chamber, with matted ventilated top rib. Left side of lump engraved “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, CT. USA”. Bbl flat is engine turned with SN on side of lump and Peerless proof marks. Near full coverage checkered forend with floral leaf carving and full scroll engraved Deeley latch release, internals of forend iron is finely engine turned. Casehardened receiver is full coverage scroll engraved with beautiful carved pigtails at front and “Parker Bros.” in banner on sides. Bottom of trigger plate with 3 large gold inlaid flowers and original owner initials “CWP” inlaid in gold. Top of action, top lever, and top tang are all full scroll engraved. Gun made with ejectors, no safety, single gold plated and checkered trigger. The trigger guard is blued and full coverage scroll engraved with gold inlaid SN at tang. Highly figured European Walnut buttstock finely checkered and carved cheeks, deeply cut fleur-de-lis on each side, and checkered in flowing wave pattern through the wrist and with flags behind the ball grip. Large gold plaque near toe, small Monte Carlo at rear of butt and terminates with an aging “No-shoc” brand pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter confirming the grade, gauge and original bbl length of this gun. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .732. Bore Restriction: .026. Min. Wall Thickness: .055. DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 1-9/16” at front of MC; 2-1/2” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-7/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. Accompanied by a PGCA Research letter identifying this gun as found today in grade, gauge, and barrel configuration. ”. CONDITION: Excellent, as found and period modified. Bbl retains about 80% original blue with scattered oxidation spotting on bottom and left side from poor storage with beginning losses from rust. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color which is quite nice on sides and bottom, toned towards front of frame. Forend is sound and excellent. Buttstock is very good with comb modified during its period of use, retains most of an older restored finish, never having been sanded around the contact points or checkering which remains nice. Pad is aging and beginning to harden. Bore is excellent. Mechanics are fine. These rare guns almost never change hands. With gentle cleaning, this exceedingly rare gun will be the centerpiece of any American SBT collection! C&R.
SN. 234637. Made with 32” Peerless Steel bbl, 2-5/8” chamber, with matted ventilated top rib. Left side of lump engraved “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, CT. USA”. ...moreBbl flat is engine turned with SN on side of lump and Peerless proof marks. Near full coverage checkered forend with floral leaf carving and full scroll engraved Deeley latch release, internals of forend iron is finely engine turned. Casehardened receiver is full coverage scroll engraved with beautiful carved pigtails at front and “Parker Bros.” in banner on sides. Bottom of trigger plate with 3 large gold inlaid flowers and original owner initials “CWP” inlaid in gold. Top of action, top lever, and top tang are all full scroll engraved. Gun made with ejectors, no safety, single gold plated and checkered trigger. The trigger guard is blued and full coverage scroll engraved with gold inlaid SN at tang. Highly figured European Walnut buttstock finely checkered and carved cheeks, deeply cut fleur-de-lis on each side, and checkered in flowing wave pattern through the wrist and with flags behind the ball grip. Large gold plaque near toe, small Monte Carlo at rear of butt and terminates with an aging “No-shoc” brand pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter confirming the grade, gauge and original bbl length of this gun. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .732. Bore Restriction: .026. Min. Wall Thickness: .055. DAC: 1-9/16”. DAH: 1-9/16” at front of MC; 2-1/2” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-7/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. Accompanied by a PGCA Research letter identifying this gun as found today in grade, gauge, and barrel configuration. ”. CONDITION: Excellent, as found and period modified. Bbl retains about 80% original blue with scattered oxidation spotting on bottom and left side from poor storage with beginning losses from rust. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color which is quite nice on sides and bottom, toned towards front of frame. Forend is sound and excellent. Buttstock is very good with comb modified during its period of use, retains most of an older restored finish, never having been sanded around the contact points or checkering which remains nice. Pad is aging and beginning to harden. Bore is excellent. Mechanics are fine. These rare guns almost never change hands. With gentle cleaning, this exceedingly rare gun will be the centerpiece of any American SBT collection! C&R.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PARKER AAHE 20 GAUGE - CONTEMPORANEOUS WITH FAMOUS “WIDGEON DUCK CLUB” ORDER

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 386)      

SN. 159074. Made in 1912 on a #1 frame originally with 32” Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls (now shortened to 26”) with 2-7/8” chambers, matted concave top rib with twin ivory beads and rib legend that reads “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, Conn. Whitworth Steel”. Water table with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 4oz. and rear lug stamped “1”. Proper muzzle treatment w/ring of chain engraving and rib space void of knurling, breech ends with 3” wedge of floral scroll engraving. Fully checkered splinter forend with fully engraved iron, Deeley latch and floral engraved appended metal. Full semi-relief floral and acanthus scroll engraved receiver with “Parker Bros”at front of bottom of action and double ribbed bbl fences. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has Parker SST (gold plated & checkered), auto safety. Mounted with a very nicely figured piece of flame figured American Walnut, most likely a replacement, is checkered through the wrist, carved fleur-de-lis drop points and checkered side panels. Fully engraved long tang trigger guard with relief panel and gold inlaid SN, gold oval with initials “H.A.L.” and terminates with an aging “Olde English” pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun as being shipped to Pierce Hardware Co. of Oakland, CA with a ship date of August 1, 1912. Ordered with several special instructions including the original owner’s name in gold on the trigger guard “WICKHAM HAVENS”. Wickham S. Havens (1874-1934) was an influential real estate developer in the East Oakland Bay area and an avid sport. Harry A. Lafler (H.A.L.) was a friend and colleague of Havens serving as a consultant for important civic projects in the area. The gun was likely bequeathed to H.A.L. at Haven’s passing. Lafler died tragically in 1935. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .018(Both). Bore Diameter: .619(Rt) .622(L). Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .003(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: Wickham S. Havens; “Harry” A. Lafler; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished and period modified. Bbls, shortened from 32” as noted above retain about 90% of their refurbished rust blue with areas on tops of bbls towards muzzle end having light surface erosion and minor pitting which should strike out. Forend and buttstock are well done replacements and retain most of their custom finishes with minor handling marks. Receiver is excellent as cyanide case colored retaining more than 70% of that finish. Trigger guard retains about 90% of its renewed blue. Engraving remains mostly crisp overall. This gun has a wonderful CA pedigree and is one serial number before the very first fabled “Widgeon Duck Club” order ! C&R.
SN. 159074. Made in 1912 on a #1 frame originally with 32” Whitworth Fluid Steel bbls (now shortened to 26”) with 2-7/8” chambers, matted concave top rib with twin...more ivory beads and rib legend that reads “Parker Bros. Makers Meriden, Conn. Whitworth Steel”. Water table with unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 4oz. and rear lug stamped “1”. Proper muzzle treatment w/ring of chain engraving and rib space void of knurling, breech ends with 3” wedge of floral scroll engraving. Fully checkered splinter forend with fully engraved iron, Deeley latch and floral engraved appended metal. Full semi-relief floral and acanthus scroll engraved receiver with “Parker Bros”at front of bottom of action and double ribbed bbl fences. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has Parker SST (gold plated & checkered), auto safety. Mounted with a very nicely figured piece of flame figured American Walnut, most likely a replacement, is checkered through the wrist, carved fleur-de-lis drop points and checkered side panels. Fully engraved long tang trigger guard with relief panel and gold inlaid SN, gold oval with initials “H.A.L.” and terminates with an aging “Olde English” pad. Accompanied by a PGCA research letter identifying this gun as being shipped to Pierce Hardware Co. of Oakland, CA with a ship date of August 1, 1912. Ordered with several special instructions including the original owner’s name in gold on the trigger guard “WICKHAM HAVENS”. Wickham S. Havens (1874-1934) was an influential real estate developer in the East Oakland Bay area and an avid sport. Harry A. Lafler (H.A.L.) was a friend and colleague of Havens serving as a consultant for important civic projects in the area. The gun was likely bequeathed to H.A.L. at Haven’s passing. Lafler died tragically in 1935. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 11oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .018(Both). Bore Diameter: .619(Rt) .622(L). Bore Restriction: .000(Rt) .003(L). DAC: 1-7/16”. DAH: 1-7/8”. LOP: 14”. PROVENANCE: Wickham S. Havens; “Harry” A. Lafler; The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very good as refurbished and period modified. Bbls, shortened from 32” as noted above retain about 90% of their refurbished rust blue with areas on tops of bbls towards muzzle end having light surface erosion and minor pitting which should strike out. Forend and buttstock are well done replacements and retain most of their custom finishes with minor handling marks. Receiver is excellent as cyanide case colored retaining more than 70% of that finish. Trigger guard retains about 90% of its renewed blue. Engraving remains mostly crisp overall. This gun has a wonderful CA pedigree and is one serial number before the very first fabled “Widgeon Duck Club” order ! C&R.

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EXCEPTIONALLY RARE (1 OF 2 MADE) HIGHLY OPTIONED PARKER AHE 12 GAUGE TARGET GUN WITH ORIGINAL 34 INC

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 386)      

SN. 229982. Made with 34” Ventilated Rib “ACME” Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have white mid and fluorescent front bead. Rib Legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS MERIDEN, CT USA. ACME STEEL”. Flats with Parker proof marks and contemporary “A1” marking and choke mark “Full” on each flat. Made on a 1-1/2 frame. Replacement beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in AHE pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened action is near full coverage engraved with beaded fences, left side of action with pheasants in farm scene, quail on front of bottom, large Setter with fallen quail portrait on trigger plate, and two quail on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll. Gun has Miller SST with rocker selector, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The nicely figured streaky European Walnut buttstock with checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis behind action is checkered in flowing wave pattern through grip. Buttstock with gold grip cap engraved “Ken Wilson” and buttstock terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .039(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-7/16”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbls retain more than 95% of their Turnbull Mfg Co. restored blue. Forend wood is excellent and likely a Del Grego period replacement. Action is excellent and retains about 90% of its restored by Turnbull Mfg. Co. case color. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its custom hand rubbed finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Trigger works well. Mechanics are fine. An exceedingly rare gun! C&R.
SN. 229982. Made with 34” Ventilated Rib “ACME” Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, that have white mid and fluorescent front bead. Rib Legend “PARKER BROS. MAKERS M...moreERIDEN, CT USA. ACME STEEL”. Flats with Parker proof marks and contemporary “A1” marking and choke mark “Full” on each flat. Made on a 1-1/2 frame. Replacement beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in AHE pattern with engraved Deeley latch release and has proper reinforcement bolt at muzzle end. Casehardened action is near full coverage engraved with beaded fences, left side of action with pheasants in farm scene, quail on front of bottom, large Setter with fallen quail portrait on trigger plate, and two quail on right all surrounded by well executed Parker scroll. Gun has Miller SST with rocker selector, auto ejectors, non-auto safety. The nicely figured streaky European Walnut buttstock with checkered side panels, fleur-de-lis behind action is checkered in flowing wave pattern through grip. Buttstock with gold grip cap engraved “Ken Wilson” and buttstock terminates with an aging Hawkin’s brand pad. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 7oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .030(Rt) .035(L). Bore Diameter: .734(Rt) .732(L). Bore Restriction: .039(Rt) .042(L). DAC: 1-5/8”. DAH: 2-1/4”. LOP: 14-7/16”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ”. CONDITION: Excellent as partially restored. Bbls retain more than 95% of their Turnbull Mfg Co. restored blue. Forend wood is excellent and likely a Del Grego period replacement. Action is excellent and retains about 90% of its restored by Turnbull Mfg. Co. case color. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains nearly all of its custom hand rubbed finish. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Trigger works well. Mechanics are fine. An exceedingly rare gun! C&R.

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RARE FULLY OPTIONED PARKER BHE 12 GAUGE

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 386)      

SN. 228009. Made in 1928 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Ventilated rib “ACME” steel barrels that have original ventilated rib. Bbl flats with proof marks and unstruck bbl weight of 4lbs. Proper reinforced forend lug. Original early style beavertail forend is nicely checkered in flowing wave pattern with carved fleur-de-lis at breech end, has engraved and casehardened Deeley latch release and original reinforcing rod at muzzle end. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved with double dogs on each side with Parker scroll and two large quail on the trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has period installed Miller SST with selector in front of safety slide, non-auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered cheeks, carved fleur-de-lis behind action and flowing checkering through the wrist, small Monte Carlo at butt and terminates with an old Hawkin’s brand pad. Gold pistol grip cap with initials engraved “A.E.H.”. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Both). Bore Diameter: .730(Both). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .038(L). DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 2-1/4” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-1/8” PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ” CONDITION: Excellent overall as lightly field used. Bbls retain about 90% original blue with a patch of roughness roughly 5” in length on side of left tube starting 5” from muzzle. Forend is excellent with minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color, engraving is crisp, though there are small spots of discoloration on the front of the left side. Trigger guard retains about 1/2 of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains most of its original finish with a bit of finish added for preservation. Pad could be original and is aging and beginning to harden. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Trigger works well. A very difficult Parker to source and this one presents really well. C&R.
SN. 228009. Made in 1928 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Ventilated rib “ACME” steel barrels that have original ventilated rib. Bbl flats with proof marks and unstruck b...morebl weight of 4lbs. Proper reinforced forend lug. Original early style beavertail forend is nicely checkered in flowing wave pattern with carved fleur-de-lis at breech end, has engraved and casehardened Deeley latch release and original reinforcing rod at muzzle end. Casehardened action is beautifully engraved with double dogs on each side with Parker scroll and two large quail on the trigger plate. Gun made with auto ejectors, now has period installed Miller SST with selector in front of safety slide, non-auto safety. The capped pistol grip buttstock has checkered cheeks, carved fleur-de-lis behind action and flowing checkering through the wrist, small Monte Carlo at butt and terminates with an old Hawkin’s brand pad. Gold pistol grip cap with initials engraved “A.E.H.”. WEIGHT: 7lbs. 15oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .029(Both). Bore Diameter: .730(Both). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .038(L). DAC: 1-1/2” DAH: 1-5/8” at front of MC; 2-1/4” at rear of MC. LOP: 14-1/8” PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. ” CONDITION: Excellent overall as lightly field used. Bbls retain about 90% original blue with a patch of roughness roughly 5” in length on side of left tube starting 5” from muzzle. Forend is excellent with minor handling marks and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Receiver retains about 1/2 of its original case color, engraving is crisp, though there are small spots of discoloration on the front of the left side. Trigger guard retains about 1/2 of its original blue. Buttstock is excellent and sound and retains most of its original finish with a bit of finish added for preservation. Pad could be original and is aging and beginning to harden. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Trigger works well. A very difficult Parker to source and this one presents really well. C&R.

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SCARCE OPTIONED LATE PRODUCTION PARKER CHE 12 GAUGE DUCK GUN

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 386)      

SN. 240982. Made in 1937 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, bbls have matted concave unmarked rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats with overload proof marks, unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 15oz., proper reinforced forend lug. Original beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in flowing wave pattern with engraved Deeley latch release, has proper reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved, likely by Runge, with Pointer on right, Setter on left, large flying goose on trigger plate all surrounded by finely executed scroll and marked “PARKER” on bottom of frame. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. The flame grained American Walnut buttstock is beautifully checkered with teardrops behind receiver, full capped pistol grip, cap with proper Meriden Address, silver oval towards toe that is engraved with initials “G.E.M.” and terminates with the original blued and engraved skeleton buttplate. Has thick target comb which is rare and desirable to today’s shooters. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .731(Both). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-7/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as found. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Action retains better than 50% of its light original case color. Forearm is sound and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Buttstock is also sound with areas of thinning original finish and minor handling marks. Checkering is overall excellent with a hunting bump or two. Trigger guard has toned mostly gray as has the skeleton buttplate. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall a super pleasing and untouched Parker. C&R.
SN. 240982. Made in 1937 on a 1-1/2 frame with 30” Acme Steel bbls, 2-3/4” chambers, bbls have matted concave unmarked rib with twin ivory beads. Bbl flats with over...moreload proof marks, unstruck bbl weight of 3lbs. 15oz., proper reinforced forend lug. Original beavertail forend is beautifully checkered in flowing wave pattern with engraved Deeley latch release, has proper reinforcing bolt at muzzle end. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved, likely by Runge, with Pointer on right, Setter on left, large flying goose on trigger plate all surrounded by finely executed scroll and marked “PARKER” on bottom of frame. Gun made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, non-auto safety. The flame grained American Walnut buttstock is beautifully checkered with teardrops behind receiver, full capped pistol grip, cap with proper Meriden Address, silver oval towards toe that is engraved with initials “G.E.M.” and terminates with the original blued and engraved skeleton buttplate. Has thick target comb which is rare and desirable to today’s shooters. WEIGHT: 8lbs. 3oz. Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .027(L). Bore Diameter: .731(Both). Bore Restriction: .019(Rt) .039(L). DAC: 1-1/2”. DAH: 2-3/4”. LOP: 14-7/8”. PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent as found. Bbls retain more than 95% of their original blue. Action retains better than 50% of its light original case color. Forearm is sound and retains most of its original finish with some finish added. Buttstock is also sound with areas of thinning original finish and minor handling marks. Checkering is overall excellent with a hunting bump or two. Trigger guard has toned mostly gray as has the skeleton buttplate. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are crisp. Overall a super pleasing and untouched Parker. C&R.

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RARE AND DESIRABLE PARKER CHE GRADE 16 GAUGE FACTORY ORIGINAL TWO BARREL SET MADE ON A "0" FRAME

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 386)      

SN. 203708. Made on a "0" Frame with two sets of factory original Acme Steel bbls that both have 2-1/2" chambers, twin ivory beads, matted concave top ribs and usual rib legends. Each bbl set has its own splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Bbl set #1, factory original 25", which "The Parker Story" does not note even one example being made! Both watertables with unstruck bbl weight and lugs with "0" frame marking and "16" for gauge. This gun is found in the "Parker Gun Identification & Serialization" book as an option code 6, confirming its current configuration as a factory original two bbl set. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved in standard CHE pattern with two large quail on the trigger plate. Made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, auto safety. The straight grip buttstock is of nicely figured French Walnut with teardrops behind receiver, is checkered in flowing pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper Hawkin's brand pad. There is an unengraved silver oval on the toe line. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Both). Bore Diameter: .667(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .009(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .665(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-7/16". DAH: 2-1/8". LOP: 14-1/4" PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint as restored. Overall, the gun retains about 97% of its Turnbull Mfg. Co. restored finishes to all wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Forend on Bbl Set 2 with near invisible horizontal repair towards tip, forend on Bbl Set 1 with crackle in finish on right side at mid point. Mechanics are fine, bores are bright and shiny. This is a great late production "0" frame 16ga gun and an awesome fast handling configuration. In the Northern woods chasing grouse, this gun will be the envy of all your friends! C&R.
SN. 203708. Made on a "0" Frame with two sets of factory original Acme Steel bbls that both have 2-1/2" chambers, twin ivory beads, matted concave top ribs and usual rib...more legends. Each bbl set has its own splinter forend with engraved Deeley latch release and steel tip. Bbl set #1, factory original 25", which "The Parker Story" does not note even one example being made! Both watertables with unstruck bbl weight and lugs with "0" frame marking and "16" for gauge. This gun is found in the "Parker Gun Identification & Serialization" book as an option code 6, confirming its current configuration as a factory original two bbl set. The casehardened action is beautifully engraved in standard CHE pattern with two large quail on the trigger plate. Made with auto ejectors, Parker SST, auto safety. The straight grip buttstock is of nicely figured French Walnut with teardrops behind receiver, is checkered in flowing pattern through the wrist and terminates with a proper Hawkin's brand pad. There is an unengraved silver oval on the toe line. WEIGHT: 6lbs. 2oz. BBL SET 1.) Min. Wall Thickness: .026(Both). Bore Diameter: .667(Both). Bore Restriction: .007(Rt) .009(L). BBL SET 2.) Min. Wall Thickness: .025(Rt) .028(L). Bore Diameter: .666(Rt) .665(L). Bore Restriction: .020(Rt) .025(L). DAC: 1-7/16". DAH: 2-1/8". LOP: 14-1/4" PROVENANCE: The Charlie Hunter Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent to near mint as restored. Overall, the gun retains about 97% of its Turnbull Mfg. Co. restored finishes to all wood and metal surfaces with only minor handling marks. Forend on Bbl Set 2 with near invisible horizontal repair towards tip, forend on Bbl Set 1 with crackle in finish on right side at mid point. Mechanics are fine, bores are bright and shiny. This is a great late production "0" frame 16ga gun and an awesome fast handling configuration. In the Northern woods chasing grouse, this gun will be the envy of all your friends! C&R.

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