Side by Side Shotgun Restoration
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Form, function, balance and feel, these are the foundations of a double shotgun. Names like Parker, L.C. Smith, Fox and Ithaca formed the corner stone of double shotgun makers in this country in the 19th and 20th centuries. These gun makers are also responsible for creating some of the most beautiful and highly embellished shotguns ever made.
A complete restoration using the original stocks, hand re-cutting of all engraving, complete metal polish and period correct metal finishes have returned this early Parker “Hammerless” shotgun to its original factory beauty.
A complete wood and metal restoration on this Fox CE Grade. have returned this shotgun to original condition. The receiver engraving was hand re-cut and features detailed game scenes with pheasant and grouse. The checkering was also hand re-cut following the original pattern.
Parker Brothers Hammer Shotgun
This unique Parker hammer shotgun is a Grade O gun with exposed hammers and twist steel barrels. The barrels also have a "dolls head" extension on the top rib. This “dolls head” was a feature later used on all but one of the "hammerless" models. While the hammers and twist steel barrels are not that rare on Parkers of this era, the fact that this gun is a 14 gauge makes it one of only 64 Grade O hammer shotguns built with twist steel barrels. This shotgun has been completely restored, including the use of the original stocks.