Parker VHE 12 Gauge - vintage firearms inc - FACTORY SKEET GUN, CONDITION, 1 of 291 MADE!

Parker VHE 12 Gauge - vintage firearms inc - FACTORY SKEET GUN, CONDITION, 1 of 291 MADE!

Price: $5,450.00
Product Code:Parker VHE 12ga sn236705
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double

Parker VHE 12 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun


General Specs: Parker, Year 1935, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 7oz, SxS
Serial Number: 236705

Parker Brothers had its hand in the competitive shooting ring since its early company history.  In fact, all the early gun makers did their best to produce special guns to compete in live pigeon shoots and later, trap shoots.  Remember, at the turn of the century the shooting sports were a societal highlight, a game for the well-to-do, and well attended and reported in all sporting journals of the day.  Parker was well established when along came the game of Skeet in 1926.  Parker developed a Skeet configured gun that they sold in all grades save the lowly Trojan.  Any double they made after 1925 that had a single selective trigger, ejectors, beavertail forend, 26"-28" barrels with open chokes would have been called a "SKEET GUN".  Early guns made before 1937 did not have the "Skeet In; Skeet Out" markings on the barrel flats.  Skeet guns could be ordered with any style stock available and many had checkered butts, others were ordered with recoil pads to reduce the effects of accumulated recoil, much like Parker's Trap configured guns.  This VHE Skeet gun, sn236705 built in 1935, was shipped with the above-mentioned extras including the checkered butt and is a factory documented skeet gun with a Parker Gun Collector Assoc. Letter as part of the package.  They only made 291 VHE Skeet guns in 12ga., so this is a rare find. The gun is fully restored with awesome Doug Turnbull case colors, 99%+ restored wood and blue finishes, it shows almost as a new Parker gun with every finish historically correct to Parker factory specs.  BEWARE OF THE MANY PARKERS THAT HAVE BEEN UPGRADED to “skeet configured” guns after leaving the factory with aftermarket beavertail forends and represented as an original SKEET GUN.  They are far more numerous than the original.  Parker Skeet guns are perfect for upland game over dogs, grouse and woodcock, quail and also are competitive on the skeet fields.  With the long, graceful beavertail forend they are pleasing to the eye as well.  These guns just keep getting more valuable, and the Parker Skeet gun will always be highly desirable and a great investment quality gun from an icon of American gun making.  Thanks for looking!


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Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: 019/.014  Skeet out/Skeet in
Bores: excellent
Bore Diameter: .728 both.
Wall Thickness: .036/.032
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: double, ivory


Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: excellent, timed
Case Color: 100% TURNBULL
Screws: excellent
Engraving: sharp
Trigger Type: Single Selective Trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 100%


Type: capped pistol grip
LOP: 14" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: new
Butt Treatment: checkered


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.


Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at or You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Jay Shachter, Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.