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Jack Purkis 01-26-2014 07:19 PM

Early Single Barrel Trap
Yesterday I bought what is advertised to be, a very early Single Barrel Trap gun # 176245. It is also a 30 in barrel, which I believe makes it even more rare.
Assumed to be an SC model, records show S grade. Bought it from the OCA auction listed by
I will post pictures as soon as I receive it.

Dave Suponski 01-26-2014 07:28 PM

Congratulations Jack. We are awaiting your pictures. The ID and Serialization Book lists your gun as a C grade 12 gauge with 30" barrel and straight hand stock. Very nice.

Jack Purkis 01-26-2014 08:34 PM

Yea, I verifiedvthat before I bid, but I did not realize it was such an early one! Have not seen any earlier listed!

Mike Franzen 01-27-2014 12:31 AM

Congrats on a great find. I also have a 1st yr SBT about 200 serial numbers after yours

Bill Murphy 01-27-2014 11:24 AM

The Serialization Book lists three guns of lower serial numbers than yours. There could be more in missing records, but maybe not. What is OCA? Are you referring to OGCA?

Jack Purkis 01-27-2014 12:59 PM

OCA was my made up abreviation for Carol Watson's Orange Coast Auctions, sorry for the confusion.

Mills Morrison 01-27-2014 01:19 PM

Sounds like a great find for sure

Mike Franzen 01-28-2014 09:47 AM

Jack I believe (according to my math) you may have the earliest known SBT to exist. The Parker Pages lists 176798 as the current earliest known SBT. Send for a letter and ask if this can be verified. Could make the gun more valuable.

Jack Purkis 02-28-2014 09:29 PM

I finally have the gun! (vacation got in the way) and here are the Pics, (did the best I could, ask if I missed something)!:)

Jack Purkis 02-28-2014 09:44 PM

Can't upload Pics
This is the first time I have tried to upload pictures and obviously I am not being successful! Help!!

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