Parker VHE 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
MINTY, UNTOUCHED, 6LB 2OZ, UNTOUCHED!
General Specs: Parker, Year 1930, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 3oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 232983
There are LOTS of Parker VHE16ga. guns out there for sale, but this one stands above. Look at the wood to metal fit, the checkering, the screws...they are factory original and superb. All of the finishes, including the wood finish, are factory original and untouched. Virtually 98% factory case color remains on the receiver, bold and vivid (keep in mind the photo flash washes out some of the vividness. The colors show better in person). There is 98% factory original blue on the barrels. There is not one crack or split or repair anywhere in the wood, and the gun measures 14 1/4" to the factory dogs head butt plate. The 26" barrels have no dings or pits, a few light handling marks, mirror perfect bores, unaltered 2 9/16" chambers, rough barrel weight stamped at 3-2 (which is lighter than most every "O" frame 16ga. you will find), and crisp clear lettering and rib matting. Even the factory jewelling at the breech face remains strong and clear (see photos).
The butt stock is petite in its shape and is fitted from the factory with the "O" frame size butt plate. In fact, at 6lbs. 2.5 oz. this gun is lighter overall than most of the treasured "O" frame 16ga. Parkers ever made. The only thing that isn't "O" frame is the #1 frame itself, which actually puts a little more "meat" in the barrels in the chamber area for greater strength and stronger loads. Parker guns are still in strong demand, but most available have been altered or restored in some way, or are just worn down to very little factory finish remaining. I get to see a lot of fine Parker guns in my business, and high grade guns to boot, but this fine little Parker stands out because of its CLEAN, HONEST, UNMOLESTED condition. Another nicety is that it is a full 1/2lb. lighter than most 16ga. Parkers built on the #1 frame and balances perfectly dead on the hinge pin. You can look a long time and you will be hard pressed to find a more genuine and crisp VHE 16. These guns are still a great investment, especially when you find them like this one. We can easily bend the stock to suit your needs for a little extra charge within 10 days of your purchase. We have a full time gunsmith here for any alterations you may need in the way of chambers or chokes. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 26"******
Bore Diameter: .665/.665******
Wall Thickness: .024/.026******
% Blue: 99% factory******
Chambers: 2 1/2"******
Sights: single ivory******
Action: tight, right of center******
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed******
Case Color: 97% vivid factory******
Trigger Type: double, crisp******
Trigger Guard Color: 30%******
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend******
LOP: 14 5/16"******
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"******
DAH: 2 7/8"******
DAC: 1 3/4"******
Checkering Condition: excellent, factory******
Butt Treatment: factory plate******
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
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