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Unread 09-18-2022, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hello all!

Hope everyone is well. I haven't posted in a while, although I've been checking in every so often.

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me if gold engraving on a Single Barrel Trap SC grade is strictly a custom embellishment done later or if it was even common to do so. It's only one bird underneath that is embellished. It's a 1926.

Any info would be appreciated! Thanks in advance

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The SC with a single pigeon on the bottom of the receiver is the standard factory engraving pattern until the end of production. Very early SC grades from the introduction in 1917 for awhile were engraved in all scroll with no birds.
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No, gold applied to Parker guns was reserved to the very highest grades and even so, it was usually by special order.

However, Dave Suponski has a SC with single gold birds on the sides and possibly one on the floor plate but I don’t know if this is documented as factory work.

Dave could answer this a bit better than I can.





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Perhaps a Letter might tell the tail.
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This upgraded SAA (originally an SC) features a gold bird on the bottom of the frame. Compared with a Meriden SC and an Ilion SC.
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This upgraded SAA (originally an SC) features a gold bird on the bottom of the frame. Compared with a Meriden SC and an Ilion SC.
Yes! That is what it looks like
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John's upgraded SAA is like mine, a DelGrego upgrade that used the outline of the SC grade pigeon to create the gold inlay. Only one or two SAA grade guns were made by Parker or Remington, so we really don't know what they look like. As far as I know, none were pictured in any book or catalog.
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You guys are the best; I knew you'd have the info- Thanks everyone. I'll order a letter, as well. I just didn't know if this was worth investigating. I don't know anything about single barrels. This is fun

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I believe this SC on the end with the gold birds is Dave Suponski's.

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I believe this SC on the end with the gold birds is Dave Suponski's.

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Oh my word! Thatís just an amazing image all around. But yes, I see what you mean about the birds on the side. Just beautiful. Thank you
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