Price: $5,450.00
Product Code:Parker VHE 12ga sn216579
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double

Parker VHE 12 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: Parker, Year 1926, 12 Gauge, 9lbs 7oz, SxS
Serial Number: 216579

Here we have a VERY RARE PARKER VHE 12 GAUGE GUN.  How can a VHE be rare? The answer is the configuration.  Ordered with a ventilated rib (only 201 VHE 12ga. w/vr), beavertail forearm (163 VHE 12's w/factory beavertails), 32" barrels (4543 made w/32’s), and IT IS A FACTORY LIVE BIRD GUN ORDERED WITH NO SAFETY.  Vintage gunners who are serious competitors recognize the American gun companies put their utmost effort into every LIVE BIRD GUN they built, utilizing their best barrel men to chamber, bore, and choke the gun to shoot the very best possible.  These competition guns were overbored at the factory and the chokes were long and gradually tapered.  The shooting sports of the day were a societal affair, with great wealth attending the competitive shoots, and the results cementing the reputation of the winning gun’s maker.  Live bird guns were the “race guns” of the day.  This Parker, sn216579 built in 1926, was ordered as a serious trap or live bird gun.  Look the photos over closely; the reinforced forend lug, the Parker action with the raised flat section only found on vent rib guns, the original engraving where the safety should be...this is all documented by the accompanying factory letter.  The only thing not factory besides the new wood is a Miller single selective trigger installed long ago.  The Miller SST has always been considered the finest SST you can buy.  This gun is the ultimate gun for today’s gunner looking to win events in the pigeon ring, trap fields, or sporting clays events.  No better long-range shotgun could be had for turkey, waterfowl, pigeons, doves, crows, or late season pheasants.  Can you imagine blocking the end of a 100 row stand of corn as the flushers and dogs worked toward you…your “killing range” a solid 65 yards right, 65 yards left, and 65 yards vertically?  DEVASTATION TO THE ROOSTERS! You can buy this gun as it is, ready to shoot serious competitions and live game, or you can have the wood replaced to Parker factory specs.  Our shop can restock this gun to your specifications and Parker perfection for $4000 with your choice of properly figured European walnut.  The mechanics of the gun are superb in all ways, with the barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face, perfect bores, strong well-timed ejectors, crisp trigger pulls (Miller selector switch purposely pegged to fire the left barrel first to minimize recovery for the second shot.  On a F/F choked gun this is THE way to go), no cracks or repairs, tight ribs…the gun is awesome.  It even retains lots of factory condition with 90% factory case color and 98% factory blue.  You have choices on this one, but she is ready to go as is for a very affordable price.  She will shoot the same either way.  Thanks for looking, and call us to discuss the details.  


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Barrel Length: 32" Vent Rib
Chokes: .038/.038
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .734/.734
Wall Thickness: .035/.032
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: vent rib, tight
Sights: ivory middle; red bradley front


Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 90% factory
Screws: excellent
Engraving: sharp
Trigger Type: Miller Single Selective Trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 98%


Type: Monte Carlo/capped pistol grip/factory beavertail
LOP: 14 3/8" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/2"
DAH: 2 1/4"; 1 11/16"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: curved butt plate


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.