Parker shotgun dating
The stock extension is professional and near invisible but we could have a best quality leather covered pad installed for 0.00. The vintage English case has a great Westley label. This little Wesley Richards is in great sound condition and ready for the field.What makes it extremely unique is it features the button release bottom plate as found on the high end Westley drop lock guns.There is still some case hardening left on the exceptionally executed near full coverage scroll engraving. Note the modern stock dimensions and the choice of chokes for a long and a close shot.We have found through a search of the original ledgers (Thank you Chris Batha owner of Charles Boswell) that this shotgun was completed in September of 1903 and was purchased by one F. Manley and was delivered to his agent in Alexandria Egypt. This fine German shotgun was proofed when it was completed in September of 1923 in Suhl.With near 90% original case color and blue and wood finish this fine double is in outstanding condition and features the outstanding pre -war German craftsmanship one would expect. This is a fine shotgun that will make its next owner a fine bird gun that with care should last a lifetime.At just over 6 1/2 pounds this light and high grade English boxlock balances well and has very modern dimensions.
The shotgun Oakley may have wielded on that European tour sold for 3,400 at a Dallas auction on Sunday.The pair began performing together and eventually joined Buffalo Bill’s touring company.Oakley continued to set records well into her 60s; she also campaigned for women’s rights to work, participate in sports and bear arms. Roughly 100 items that once belonged to Oakley, including the Parker Brothers shotgun, were sold in Dallas, Texas, by Heritage Auctions on Sunday.It is very hard to find a true Scottish round action for this kind of price. "Outstanding" a great word that describes this shotgun in every way.
We got a good deal on it and are passing it on to you. There is something about these Scottish guns that just captivate me.
Does anyone remember the old "Black Velvet" whiskey ads? This is an outstanding shotgun exemplifying what Germany could do in @ 1910 in sporting gun making. The insides of these guns are just as beautiful as the outsides.