Included in this lot is a very fine condition Parker 12-gauge, double barrel shotgun, #176647, made during our involvement in World War I in 1918. This “Trojan” grade shotgun with steel 28” barrels is marked on the top rib “Parker Brothers Makers, Meriden, Conn., Trojan Steel.” Both sides of the receiver are stamped “Parker Bros.” Inside the receiver, visible with the barrels removed, is stamped with all the Parker Brothers patent dates beginning with 1887 and ending in 1905. Fine unaltered butt stock and forend show nice original checkering with only the hard rubber butt plate replaced- original butt plates are readily available and inexpensive. Excellent action and mechanics with very tight lock up and bright bores. This fine double is choked in desirable modified and full. The barrels show very good original blue, and the receiver displays an attractive faded case color coin metal patina. The Parker is considered one of the finest and most expensive U.S. made shotguns of the late 19th and 20th century. Many of these fine double barrel shotguns from this exceptional “Golden Age” hand-fitted era saw additional use as not only sporting firearms, but as self-defense guns as well as use by train and prison guards, lawmen plus express companies. Very difficult to find in such unaltered condition. A true American classic. This firearm qualifies as a Curio & Relic, and requires FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check.