Single Barrel Shotgun Restoration
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The transition from live Pigeon shooting to the clay targets we shoot today was fully established by 1900. All of the gun makers of the day, including Parker, Fox, L.C. Smith and Ithaca designed, built and marketed single barrel shotguns designed specifically for trap shooting. As trap shooting was not a “poor man’s” game, many of the most elaborate and beautifully embellished guns of the day were single barrel trap guns.
Fox K-Grade Single Barrel Trap
First offered by Fox in 1919, single barrel trap guns (SBT) were offered in four grades: J, K, L & M. A total of 568 SBT guns were built by Fox, of which 75 were built as K-grade guns. This K-grade Fox SBT has been fully restored to its original beauty with a complete wood and metal restoration.
Fox M-Grade Single Barrel Trap
One of only nine M-Grade SBT shotguns ever built by Fox. The M-grade was the counterpart to the extremely rare F-Grade double barrel shotgun. This Fox SBT has been fully restored to its original beauty including, full polish, engraving re-cut & gold inlay repair, complete stock restoration and period correct finishes.
Parker Bros. A-Grade Single Barrel Trap
The Parker SBT gun was only offered in C-grade or higher. A total of 32 A-grade SBT guns were built. This particular A-grade SBT is fitted with a 34” barrel, making it one of five A-Grade SBT guns made with a 34” barrel. A complete restoration including a full engraving re-cut, stock restoration, checkering re-cut and period correct finishes have returned this SBT to its original glory.