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1877 Grade 2 Lifter on Gun Broker
Unread 10-12-2022, 05:05 PM   #1
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A Parker Bros. Lifter caught my eye for $700, opening bid with no reserve.
GB auction #950940564. The shop is an hour and half from me. Aside from it being seriously "off face" the checkering and ball grip seemed interesting along with it being a 4th year production. The very high nose of the comb is reminiscent of very early guns. Thought it best to call first and get a preliminary inspection. The guns serial number listed on the auction site is 10820 (1877), book says Grade 2, 10 gauge with 30" barrels. The GB listing is for a 12 gauge, 32" and twist barrels evident in the photos. Talked with the counter help and the barrels are serial number 20088 (1880). The gun is a mismatch, the 32" 12 gauge barrels are originally from a PT grade.
I advised them it would save a future headache if they updated the description and correctly advertised the gun as a mismatch. It's a parts gun at this point and it may be worth it for someone, though I have no interest.
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Unread 11-03-2022, 07:59 PM   #2
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Well it sold. The description of the action says :
"Action: Functions as designed" At least the pictures show it's a mile off face.
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Looks like some good figure in the stock. Like said above though, not much positive beyond that
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Mismatched barrels that no attempt whatsoever was made to fit them to the action. Seems like a good idea. The gun would have sold for more in parts.
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The gun would have sold for more in parts.
Perhaps that is why someone bought it. Otherwise he has a lot of expense ahead to get it right.
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