Vintage Firearms Inc




Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Parker,1902, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 2oz., Chokes IM/F, LOP 14 3/16″, DAH 2 5/16″, DAC 1 7/16″
Serial Number:  109303

Parker DH Grade guns are not rare but finding a DH 12ga. that hasn’t ever been restored or altered in any way since it left the factory and still has lots of condition is a much more difficult task.  With choices to be made, how do you know which one to buy?  Parker guns are a true investment, if you don’t buy a “lemon”, and there are plenty of bad guns offered for sale.  You should want to know what you are buying, including great, clear photos that show the whole gun in close up fashion, specifications that will help you know if the gun is safe and will work for your needs, whether the stock dimensions will accommodate your shooting style, and know that the gun is not in need of gunsmithing.  Have you tried to find a qualified doublegun gunsmith lately?  Darned near impossible.  This fine DH 12 gauge, sn109303 built in 1902 is one of the SPECIAL ONES.  IT HAS LOTS OF FACTORY ORIGINAL FINISH ON ALL METAL AND WOOD, WITH PERFECT SCREWS AND WOOD-TO-METAL FIT, GORGEOUS WOOD, AND MECHANICALLY EXCELLENT IN EVERY WAY.  AND…IT HAS VERY MODERN DIMENSIONS SO YOU CAN SHOOT WITHOUT COMPROMISE.  What a gun, built on the 16ga. #1 frame, with gorgeous 30″ damascus barrels that have perfect mirror bores, lots of wall thickness, no damage or dings anywhere, tight ribs, ivory bead, fit to the action and hinge pin tight as new, and still showing 97% of the vivid Damascus pattern.  The action retains 65% factory case color, fading a bit to brown in some areas, exceptional clear engraving, and is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, meaning we stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned and scrubbed all parts to shiny metal, inspected all for integrity and function, lubricated and reassembled, providing a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, a $275 service in our shop.  VFI CERTIFIED GUNS have a 90-day mechanical warranty providing confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field.  This is an all-original gun right down to the skeleton butt plate, AND GREAT MODERN DIMENSIONS!  See the specifications in the tables below.  Usually, these older guns had a lot of drop.  Weighing a light 7lbs. 2oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin, this is a gun that will serve you well in the fields or at the clays course for the vintage shoots that are popping up across the country. So, we have the best of all worlds in an affordable, stunning gun that will surely increase in value as you enjoy its use.  No more walking hill and dale with a heavy 12ga. when you can own this one.  It is a rare find with all these attributes, and the Parker you should buy for your upcoming season.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   30″
Chokes:   .031/.042 IM/F
Bores:   excellent mirror shiny bores
Bore Diameter:   .737/.738
Wall Thickness:   .026/.030
% Blue:   97% Damascus pattern factory
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  front ivory
Action:  tight, Slight Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:   extractors
Receiver Condition:   65% factory case color; fading to brown
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:   sharp, clear; very fine scroll and detail
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   40% factory blue; turning brown
Type:   Capped pistol grip/Splinter; well figured both sides; Euro Walnut
LOP:  14 3/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 3/16″
DAH:   2 5/16″
DAC:   1 7/16″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent factory
Butt Treatment:   skeleton butt plate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $115.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
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