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Unread 02-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #1
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I have a Parker single barrel trap gun that I was looking to get some info on. The gun has a 32" barrel, the choke is a modified choke. SN# is 1774XX. Here are some pictures of the gun. Any information on this gun will be appreciated! Thanks
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very nice gun...charlie
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Looks in such high condition that it may be refinished. It probably is, because the wide screw slots and misaligned screws kind of give it away. It is one nice single barrel. A PGCA letter may link the gun to a known competition shooter. $40.00 is not much to get that information. There are more than a few single barrel collectors reading this forum.
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what grade is that gun?
where is the grade marked?
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It looks to be a higher grade. The case colors look too new for the wear on the checkering.
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It's an early SC trap gun. The early SC's had floral engraving instead of the pigeon on the floor plate. Receiver has cyanide case colors.
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Where is the grade marked?
I dont see a number on the watertable?
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I think Parker introduced the SBT in 1917 and this is a 1917 gun. Thanks for noting the lack of grade on the water table George. I didn't see that. I can only guess that Parker hadn't established a standard marking for these early SBT's. I know (without looking) that my 1928 SC has at least a 4 on the water table. Also note from the picture the rib inscription on the vent rib. Later SBT's had the barrel steel and Parker name on the side of the barrel, not on the rib. Someone said it was because the vent rib could buckle when inscribed. Also seen on these early SBT's was a screw at the top of one side of the receiver. Evidentially Parker used a separate firing pin instead of the firing pin as part of the hammer assembly like they usually did. The screw provided access to the pin. I'm not sure when they changed to the one piece hammer/firing pin on the SBT's. Maybe others know.
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I have never seen a rib inscription like that one.
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Thanks for the response everyone, another thing that I have found that may be different is that this is a modified choke instead of a full choke.
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