Parker Bros. was one of America’s oldest, largest, and most innovative gun makers. From 1869 to 1942, the company turned out over 240,000+ shotguns.
The one you see is built on the Parker Lifter-Action, one of the company’s earliest designs. It’s an A-grade, and it was the top-of-line Parker back when it was made in 1876. As a 2-barrel set in what looks to be its original case, it’s a fantastic shotgun and important piece of American gunmaking history.
It’s up for auction now, and the sale ends tomorrow May 5, 2013 @ 15:00:00 PT. Whoever get this double will be lucky person. Here’s more info on the gun from the seller:
10 gauge Parker Bros, Quality 6, A-grade, Double Barrel Lifter-action Shotgun: 6801 mfg. circa 1876. Quality 6 SxS shotgun with two sets of Damascus steel barrels and case in 10 ga., under lift opened hammer action, color case hardened side plates, 1st barrel set 32 in. Damascus steel, 2nd barrel set 28 in. Damascus steel, DT, EXT, checkered PG walnut stock with skeleton steel buttplate and splinter forearm, LOP 14 1/4 in. over wood.