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Gun is sold pending receipt of funds. Thanks for all the nice comments. I am going to sell this beautiful Parker CHE grade with Titanic Steel barrels. This gun was totally restored by a previous owner and I do not believe it has been fired since the restoration. Anytime a gun is restored I am very leary as I'm sure you are. You just have to look at the pictures below to see that no expense was spared in this restoration job.

First of all the gun was restocked with a piece of marbled English Walnut that is breathtaking. I don't know who did the stock work but it is as good a job as I have seen. Wood to metal fit is perfect, screws are all properly timed, skeleton but is beautiful, and the borderless checkering is as good as it gets. I've included some pictures that highlight the fit and hand rubbed finish of this beautiful stock. The stock dimensions are 1 1/2 X 2 3/8 X 14 1/4 giving you great modern dimensions.

Next you have the case coloring which has obviously been done as well. It also is excellent with good colors, sharp engraving, and excellent screws. I see no sign that the gun has been fired since restoration, and believe me if it had shown some signs it would have been on the sporting clays course this past weekend.

Blueing is well done and here is the only problem I see with the gun. On the top rib a hole has been repaired and the rib repaired. I have no idea what happened with this area of the rib but it is there and I wanted to point it out. The repair is well done and has no affect on the functioning of the gun.

The gun itself iis listed in my Parker serialization book as being built in 1902 as a CHE grade 4 with Titanic steel barrels of 30 inches and having ejectors. All of this matches the gun exactly. There were 447 Parkers built to these specs. The gun is on a number 2 frame and weighs 7 pounds 14 ounces. Both barrels measure .735 at the bore and the right barrel has a .025 constriction (modified) and the left has .037 (full).

Price on this beautiful gun is $4800 plus actual shipping costs to your FFL. As always there is a three day non firing inspection period. I honestly believe it would cost at least $4000 to purchase this piece of wood and have this stock made. This is a gun you will be prould to take out to the vintage shoot or go tho the sporting clays course with. Contact me with any questions you might have.

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WOW!!! Not to take anything away from the gun itself but that wood is gorgeous. I really can't recall seeing a nicer stock on any gun. The grain almost looks 3D. Whoever restored that beauty knows what they are doing no doubt.


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Breath taking,gorgeous yes,yes but is the wood true to a turn of the centruy gun?? Its kinda like restoring a model T and throwing Cragers on it.
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Marvelous job by the individual(s) who did the restoration. For the record, I have a close duplicate of that stock in blank form that carries a $1750.00 price tag. Seems like a very reasonable price for a fine example of restoration skills.

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Thanks guys, the gun sold a few minutes after I listed it on here and then my internet went down. Just got it going again. It is not an original gun, but it is sure pretty, and with the dimensions at least a normal person can shoot it now.
 

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That's a real nice stick of wood on that gun. Excellent figure through the skeleton butt. I think if I owned it after a couple cases of pigeon loads that skeleton butt would be sitting on my bench. :)
 

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I would keep it if I had the guts to put screw in chokes in it so I could shoot it on the sporting clays field. That is the only time I shoot 12GA. This one points perfect but I know I could never bring myself to put the tubes in it, heck I couldn't even bring myself to shoot it. That is why I always buy used guns and sell the new ones. I can't be the first one to pull the trigger.
 

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That coupled with the fact that your to much of a sissy to shoot trap. I guess you would be to embarrassed to miss such easy targets:)
 

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That plug in the rib is from the rust blueing during the restoration. Rust blueing solution is corrosive. Some will get under the rib, and between the barrels. You take out the front bead, drill down through the rib. Then drill a small hole in the rib at the other end and flush it out. Then solder in a plug. This job was done by an expert.
 

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esett4er, top notch stockmakers would charge more than the $4000 just for the stockwork and that blank is worth more than $2000. Beautiful gun at a bargain price.
 
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