Parker DH 12ga. - STRAIGHT GRIP, SKELETON BUTT, GREAT DIMENSIONS
Parker shotguns get interesting in the DH Grade, with nice game scene engraving, figured wood, elaborate checkering, and skeleton butt plate as standard. They made a lot of them, about 6300 with Titanic Steel barrels, so they are not hard to find. This gun, sn91152 circa 1899, is a well cared for Parker with excellent mechanics, factory original finishes, and ready to go for your trips afield or to the club for some clays games. The nice thing about owning a Parker like this one is you can use it without worrying about a little honest wear while you enjoy its use. Yet, it is a graded Parker that you can be proud of when comparing guns with your shooting pals. Additionally, less than 10% of all Parkers had the highly sought after English grip, making this a very hard to find gun. Care for the gun well and it will cost you not a dime to own, as it is priced well enough that you can use it and likely sell it for more than you paid years later. That is the way to own a fine Parker! The gun matches the factory specs in the Parker Gun Identification and Serialization book to a "T".
The 30" Titanic Steel barrels retain 80% factory blue, excellent bores, chokes M/F+ (.017/.035, can be altered for $75 per barrel within 14 days of purchase), bore diameter .732/.731, minimum barrel wall thickness of 32 thou right, 31 thou left, no pits, scratches, dents, or dings anywhere, just honest wear mostly near the breech, 2 3/4" chambers, ribs tight and barrels chime, extractors, tight on breech face and hinge, a great set of 113 year old barrels with plenty of thickness for the heavy loads it was designed for.
The #2 frame receiver retains 50% fading factory case color, great screws, action tight with lever slightly to the left, clear and detailed early DH engraving, crisp double triggers, trigger guard grey, excellent mechanics.
The English style stock retains most of its factory finish with typical handling marks, no cracks or repairs, excellent checkering, 14 1/8" length of pull to skeleton butt plate, 2 1/2" drop at heel, 1 5/8" drop at comb, neutral cast (can be bent to your specs within 14 days of purchase for about $200), perfect wood to metal fit, a solid set of wood.
This fine Parker weighs in at 7 3/4lbs. on its #2 frame and balances perfectly 1/8" ahead of the hinge pin, making it the perfect choice for a clays gun or heavy load bird gun. Recoil is greatly reduced with heavier framed guns. We considered doing a few things to pretty it up, like bluing the barrels and trigger guard, restoring the wood, and replacing the locking bolt to move the lever to the right, but the gun is solid as a rock the way it is and some guys prefer to get a gorgeous, natural Parker for a lot less money than one that has been "prettied up". So for you guys, this is your gun. If the gun appeals to you but you want it cleaned up, we can get that done for you, putting your Parker at the front of the line for the chosen services. Your choice! Just let us know.
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