Parker GH 16 Gauge – 1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME, DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITION!

Parker GH 16 Gauge – 1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME, DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITION!

Price: $10,950.00
Brand:Parker
Product Code:Parker GH 16ga sn128304
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double

Parker GH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side

1904, FACTORY 99%, “O” FRAME, DAMASCUS, FINEST COLLECTOR CONDITION!

General Specs: Parker, Year 1904, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 2oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 128304

When chasing Parker guns one might see a few Parker GH 16ga. guns for sale, after all they made almost 3000 of them, 2316 with Damascus barrels and about 650 with Parker Special Steel barrels, so they are not RARE.  HOWEVER, THIS GUN IS AN EXTREMELY RARE, WHOLLY FACTORY ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED, COLLECTOR QUALITY GH 16GA..  Why would I claim extreme rarity?  For one, it is on an “O” frame, or 20ga. frame and we all know there were few graded Parker 16’s built on an “O” frame, less than 10% of total production for sure.  So that means among Damascus guns they made about 200 of them.  We all see them from time to time; the grey, well worn, field used Parker GH grade guns…cut stocks, cracks, pins, worn to the nubs.  That is what is usually for sale.  Two hundred “O” frame 16ga. Damascus GH Grade guns made, and this is likely THE FINEST IN EXISTENCE, with 99% strong factory condition in every part of the gun.  Factory case color at 99%, factory Damascus pattern 99%, factory wood finish 99%, factory trigger guard blue 95%, mirror bores, factory bore diameter, chambers, and chokes, factory 99% checkering…even the dog’s head butt plate is 99% excellent!  I do see a lot of fine Parkers, but in my lifetime I have seen few as clean and definitively factory original as this little gun.  The 28” Damascus barrels are just stunning, the wood is English walnut as it should be with a gun built in 1904.  I am able to state that this Parker GH 16, sn128304, is the finest I have ever seen.  And at 6lbs. 2oz. it is a delicate wand in hand, ready for a most pleasant walk in the upland habitat or to crush some vintage sporting clays targets.  When you call something an “investment quality firearm”, this would be your perfect example; low production, desirable features, and extremely high, untouched factory original condition.  These are the gun you have to step up to the plate and pay the premium price for, as you will not have an opportunity to own such a gun again.  The value of a gun like this one will continue to rise as more and more of the remaining guns are used, abused, and restored.  Don’t let this one get away.  If you ever wanted an example of a fine Damascus Parker, this is the one for your collection.  Gotta love the way the “O” frame 16ga. Parkers feel when you pick one up, and this gun even has great shooting dimensions.  Thanks for looking!

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 28" damascus
Chokes: .025 both F/F
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .665 both
Wall Thickness: .027 both
% Blue: damascus 99% factory
Chambers: 2 9/16"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single silver

Action

Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 99% factory
Screws: perfect
Engraving: clear, sharp with edges
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 95% factory

Stock

Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend/ English walnut
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect factory 
Butt Treatment: dogshead butt plate

Other

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 $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. 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.