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Parker GHE – 30” PARKER SPECIAL STEEL, 2 FRAME, NICE GUN

$5,950.00

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Description

General Specs: Parker, 1923, 12 Gauge, 7lbs. 10oz., Chokes IM/F, LOP 14 1/2″, DAH 2 3/4″, DAC 1 5/8″
Serial Number:  201633

Those who search for Parker shotguns recognize that there are a lot of GH Grade 12ga. Parkers for sale.  Most all are well worn Damascus guns, as they made over 20,000 such guns.  They are common.  Less common are GH Grade 12ga. guns with the later Parker Special Steel barrels.  Only 2500 of those guns were made, and only 1675 of those were GHE guns with ejectors.  Many of these more desirable fluid steel barreled guns have been poorly restored, altered with cut barrels, some with broken and repaired stocks, and many used until there is no factory finish remaining.  This fine Parker GHE, sn201633 built in 1923, is a solid gun that has been used but well cared for.  It is built light on the heavy #2 frame weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces and balanced on the hinge pin.  The 30” Parker Special Steel barrels choked IM/F have tight ribs, mirror shiny bores, plenty of wall thickness, no dents, and they are still tight on the hinge pin and breech face.  The action retains about 15% of the factory case color and has exceptional GH Grade engraving with the game scenes and scroll work being much more detailed than most GH guns I have seen.  The balance of the action is a very pleasing soft silver/grey with perfect screws, excellent mechanics, strong well-timed ejectors, crisp triggers, the top lever centered, and a properly functioning automatic safety.  The factory original wood is very nicely figured for a GH Grade Parker, has superb wood-to-metal fit, no cracks or splits, sharp checkering, great shooting dimensions, and terminating in the factory dogs head buttplate.   The Parker Identification and Serialization book shows this gun shipped just as you see her.  Parker guns in this kind of condition are getting difficult to find and the GHE Grade gun is the first in the Parker line up that is nicely hand engraved with game scene engraving and well figured wood.  The ejectors make the gun an outstanding value as priced.  What a great gun built for heavy loads, high volume shooting, and choked tight for blocking corn fields, long doves, waterfowl, vintage trap targets, pigeons, and just in time for the turkey season.  Just in time for you to practice a bit in the summer and then take this fine Parker afield for the upcoming bird season.  There is nothing more distinctive in the doublegun world than the good looks of a Parker shotgun. The Parker guns continue to enjoy a strong following and will grow in value as you enjoy their use.  See the specifications in the tables below.  Thank you for looking!

 

Barrels
Barrel Length:  30″ Parker Special Steel
Chokes:   .025/.037 IM/F
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .733/.734
Wall Thickness:   .028/.027
% Blue:   99%
Chambers:  2 3/4″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:   front silver
Action
Action:   tight-Centered
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   15% factory cc; balance nice silver/grey
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:  sharp/clear
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   20% factory charcoal blue, flaking
Stock
Type:   Capped pistol grip/Splinter; very well figured both sides
LOP:   14 1/2″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14 1/4″
DAH:  2 3/4″
DAC:   1 5/8″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:   dogs head butt plate
INQUIRIES
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
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 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.
Other
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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