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Unread 10-31-2019, 06:16 PM   #1
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Top gun is a Parker SB, serial no. 241027. According to the IBM card it was shipped on September 21, 1937, to I. R. Pancake. Mr. Pancake was the president of The Bostwick-Braun Co., of Toledo, Ohio. It was, and still is, one of the largest wholesale hardware companies in the mid-west.

Bottom gun is a Parker SC, serial no. 241029. According to the IBM card it was shipped on November 24, 1937, (two months later) to The Bostwick-Braun Co.

According to the records the next gun to be shipped to Bostwick-Braun was in January of 1939, over one year later. And that was just a single gun.

Now it certainly could be that 241029 was shipped as an inventory gun, but it doesn’t appear that Bostwick-Braun was a big dealer in Parkers. I like to imagine that Mr. Pancake received his SB in late September and took it out to the trap club in Toledo. (He did shoot ATA registered targets.) While at the club a friend may have admired it and in passing expressed a desire to own one of these fine guns, but perhaps not quite so expensive. Mr. Pancake may then have offered to order his friend one through Bostwick-Braun and let him have it at cost. Of course we will never know the true story but one thing is certain, both of these guns landed in Toledo within two months of each other. And perhaps 82 years ago they shot together, side by side, at a trap club in Ohio. One can dream.
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As a side note:

When the SB was acquired, it had a release trigger, ie the above picture. Brian Dudley converted it back to pull. The SC also had been converted to a release and the seller (a great gentleman to trade with) reconverted her to a pull.
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Very nice !!! Seems to me your new SC is 32” , is the SB 32” or 34” ?
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Both are 32".
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The Bostwicks owned Dad's property before he bought it, even though their main house was on a different portion
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Sounds like Mr. Pancake wanted two Parker’s. Are the stock dimensions similar?
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They are but the SB, as with so many SBT"s, has been messed with. The SC is as honest as the day is long.
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