Vintage Firearms Inc


Parker VHE 16 ga. – UNTOUCHED CONDITION, 28”


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Parker, Year 1928, 16 Gauge, 6lbs. 9oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 13 13/16″, DAH 2 11/16″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number:  226225

Bird season is coming fast, the leaves will be turning, the pheasants will be cackling, and the grouse will be flushing. Time for a new Parker for your upland season, but how to choose? There are many available and more than just price should influence your decision. You want a gun that will serve your needs, function properly without costing you more money on repairs, and a gun that looks good and makes you proud. For investment and enjoyment of use, finding Parker guns that have been well cared for throughout their life, lightly used, fully inspected, documented by experts, AND carry a written 30-day mechanical warranty make the most sense for your hard-earned money. Other factors that should be considered are rarity of features, condition, quality of wood, and for a field gun, weight and balance. This fine Parker, sn226225 made in 1928, is a very rare find in that the condition of metal and wood is “as found” and retains 94% factory blue, 70% vivid factory case color, perfect screws, perfect wood-to-metal fit, superb checkering, barrels tight on breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, no cracks or repairs to the wood…just a perfect example of a fine Parker VHE in high condition. Even the 28” barrels with M/F chokes have mirror shiny bores and are factory original. There are a LOT of Parker VH 16ga. guns for sale, but only about 2500 with ejectors, and only a few with lots of factory condition that have not been buggered up, or otherwise made less desirable by the addition of a pad, poor restorations, or replaced parts. Examine the details in the photos closely and you will notice the superior wood to metal fit, superb factory checkering, original dogs head buttplate, awesome shooting dimensions, factory original bore diameter, choke, and wall thicknesses, all setting it apart from the others (see specifications below). IF THE NEW OWNER WANTS THE BARRELS RUST BLUED, VFI CAN DO THIS FOR AN ADDED CHARGE WITHIN 4 WEEKS OF PURCHASE. This Parker 16ga. is built on built on a #1 frame but weighs in at 6lbs. 9oz. and balances right on the hinge pin. Most Parker 16ga. guns weigh ¼ to ½ pound. more! PRESENTLY IT IS DIFFICULT TO FIND 2 ½” 16GA. SHELLS. BECAUSE OF THIS, VFI GUNSMITHS HAVE CAREFULLY MEASURED THE BARREL WALL THICKNESS AHEAD OF THE CHAMBER AND HAVE LENGTHENED THE CHAMBERS TO 2 ¾” AND EXTENDED THE FORCING CONES TO 1 ½” TAPERS SO THAT YOU CAN SHOOT MODERN 2 ¾” HEAVY FIELD LOADS THROUGH THIS GUN. This is a $360 service in our shop. Somewhere along this Parker’s 101 years of existence a Miller single selective trigger was added, the finest single selective trigger ever made by most knowledgeable gun aficionado’s opinions. The LOP is measured from this mid-position trigger, meaning if measured from a front trigger the LOP would be ½” longer, so the stock has not been cut, just the single trigger added. A finer Parker upland gun you will not find at this price. Just a few light rubs and handling marks on the barrels from use in the field. Thanks for looking, and you should take this Parker for a hunt!



Barrel Length:   28″ Vulcan Steel
Chokes:   .017/.030 M/F
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .666/.665
Wall Thickness:   .028/.027
% Blue:   94% factory blue
Chambers:   2 3/4″ with 1 1/2″ cones
Ribs:   tight-bells
Sights:  Front silver
Action:  tight centered
Ejectors:   timed
Receiver Condition:   70% factory case color
Screws:   excellent
Engraving:   sharp clear
Trigger Type:   Miller single selective; crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   mostly silver grey
Type:   Capped Pistol Grip/Splinter; straight grain walnut
LOP:   13 13/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 9/16″
DAH:   2 11/16″
DAC:   1 1/2″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   excellent
Butt Treatment:   factory 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 $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.
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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