Classic American Shotgun
Grade Comparison Chart

By Chuck Hawks


BRANDS > Parker Win. 21 A.H.Fox Ithaca NID LC Smith Brng. B-25 Lefever Rem. 32 D.M.Co.
                   
                   
                  
  Invicible Gnd. Royal G Presidential Deluxe   $1,000.00    
                   
                   
                   
  A-1 Spec.                
        Sousa Sp. Prem/A3        
    Gnd. Am.       Cust. Built Optimus   Uncle Dan
  AAH       A2   AA   30 pt
          Monogram        
              A   4 AA
  AH   F       B   5 B
                   
    21-6+21B   No. 7   Midas   32F(premier)  
  BH 21-5+21B     Crown   C   6 C
    21-4+21A       Diana   32E(expert)  
    21-3+21A D         32D(tour.)  
  CH Cust. 21-2     No. 4   D   7 D
    Cust. 21-1     Eagle Pointer      
    Cust/Delux              
  DH   X No. 5 Pigeon Pigeon E   8 E
                32TC(trap)  
                  9 F
  GH   Trap No. 4 No. 3   F    
                32S(skeet)  
      C            
  PH         Grade 1      
          Spec./No.2   G   0 Exc.
    Trap B   Trap        
  VH     No. 3 No. 1   H 32A(field)  
    Tournament             
                   
  Trojan Standard SP/A No. 2 Ideal/No.0   Durston Sp.   
        No. 1 Skeet       
      Sterlngwth Field Field/No.00       
                   
    Model B       Nitro Sp.   

Notes:Grades listed from highest (top) to lowest (bottom). Comparison based on comparative prices at time of manufacture. Table developed by referencing each brand to Parker prices where possible. A.H. Fox grades above BE circa 1927, grades below SPE circa 1935. Remington 32 circa 1935, Browning B-25 circa 1931, Winchester 21 mostly circa 1934, L.C. Smith circa 1913, Ithaca NID circa 1931 to 1933, Lefever mostly circa 1912, D.M Lefever Co. circa 1912.




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