Truly exceptional, genuine, and very rare early Parker A1 Special 12ga – Superior engraving and metal work- early “Whit1” gun & the 6th A1: This extraordinary Parker A1 Special ranks amongst one of the nicest A1 Special 12ga guns I have handled. Made in 1906 on a #2 frame, this exact gun is pictured on pages 359 and 360 of “The Parker Story. This gun, with beautiful 30” Whitworth steel barrels made with fully checkered forend with fleur-de-lis pattern. Made with double triggers, auto ejectors, auto safety, buttstock with gold capped pistol grip and terminates with an older Silver’s type pad. The action is full coverage engraved in very deep relief floral and scroll pattern. Sculpted fences. The grip cap has a lined gold washer and the cap itself with full gold initial plate as seen in the photos. Truly exceptional – this is the 6th A1 Special Parker Bros. ever made and is documented exactly as found today. This gun remains in excellent overall condition. The barrels are superb with more than 97% factory quality rust blue. Action has toned mostly with sharp engraving throughout. Checkering is excellent and shows light handling wear. Stocks are sound and retain most of their original finish with finish added for preservation. The pad is an older replacement. This exceptional and rare Parker is housed in a full leather case. The case is in excellent condition with only minor rubs. Price: $89,500
Purdey SxS 12 Gauge Sidelock SxS Game Gun: All original James Purdey & Sons 12 ga self opening game gun. All original gun (except possibly pad), originally built in 1933. Pad may be original as well as gun resold new in 1941 (original buyer did not take delivery of gun). 28 inch barrels, 2 5/8 inch chambers, choked IC / 1/2, measuring .006R/.020L. Barrel wall thickness at .029 both. Original London Proof Marks, matching serial numbers on all components, and Purdey barrel numbers intact. Concave Game Rib marked with Purdey name, address, and special steel markings. Ejectors. Anson Fore-end fastener. English straight stock LOP 14 3/8 in to pad, 13 5/8 in wood. Drop 1 1/2 to 2 3/8 in. Minimal Cast Off. Weight 6 lb 4 oz. Later leather case with Maker’s Label. Assortment of accessories (some are A&F, New York) included. Recent Purdey factory sales history document (2020) and 1930s Sales Brochure supplied with gun. 35 photo zip file available to interested parties. Price: $27,500
A H FOX, PHIL., XE GRADE – GORGEOUS 12 GAUGE: 28″ KRUPP FLUID STEEL BARRELS, NUMBER 4 WEIGHT, MODIFIED (.020) AND FULL (.034), 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS EXCELLENT BLUE, MIRROR-BRIGHT BORES, TWIN IVORY SIGHTS, BARRELS RING BEAUTIFULLY. DEEP CUT ACANTHUS SCROLL ENGRAVING AT THE BREECH ENDS. CASE COLORED FRAME HAS GORGEOUS DEEP RELIEF CUT ENGRAVING, VIGNETTE ON RIGHT WITH TWO QUAIL IN FLIGHT, LEFT SIDE HAS A PAIR OF DUCKS IN FLIGHT, STANDING FOX ON THE BOTTOM, BOLD LEAF FOLIATE PATTERN WITH STIPPLED BACKGROUND. 100% COVERAGE INCLUDING TOP LEVER, FENCES, TANG, TRIGGER GUARD AND FOREARM IRON, SCREWS. TOP LEVER TO THE FAR RIGHT, TIGHT ON FACE. ROUND KNOB GRIP, LONG SPLINTER FOREARM WITH EBONY TIP. FINE CHECKERING WITH RIBBON BANDS. VERY ATTRACTIVE ENGLISH WALNUT WITH BOLD BLACK STREAKS. ORIGINAL SILVERS PAD, 1 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 14 1/4″, 6 POUNDS 10 OUNCES. WONDERFUL EARLY FOX IN VERY PLEASING CONDITION. MADE IN 1915. Price: $11,000
Westley Richards Boxlock Game Gun 12 Gauge: Serial Number: T10352, Barrel Length: 26″, Stock Dimensions:1 1/2″ C x 2 1/2″ H, LOP: 14 1/8, Weight: 5 lbs 14 oz, Chokes: 1/4 – 3/4, Price: $2,950.
W.R. Pape ~ Newcastle ~ A great light little 12 by one of England’s top makers:
Boxlocks – What a delightful little game gun by one of my favorite makers. William Rochester Pape was known among the English shotgun crowd as the “Purdey of the North.” This was a direct tribute to their quality and attention to detail. Serial Number: 11816, Ejectors: Yes, Barrels: 30″, Barrel Type: Steel, Action: Box lock ejector, Gauge: 12 gauge, Stock Comb: 1 7/16″, Stock Heel: 1 7/8″, Stock Cast: 1/8″, LOP: 14 7/8″, Weight: 6lbs 6oz., Choke Left: .034 full, Choke Right: Cyl., Proof: Nitro 2 1/2″, Minimum Wall Thickness Left: .029, Minimum Wall Thickness Right: .031. Price: $2,500