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Category: Parker Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double

Seller's Information
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Verified Seller
Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
State: Michigan
Zip: 49546
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Platinum Seller
Number of Active Listings: 85
Total Number of Listings: 3328
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)

Parker VH 16 Gauge Side-by-Side

General Specs: Parker, Year 1931, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, SxS
Serial Number: 234883

I get to see a lot of fine Parker guns in my business, and high-grade guns to boot, but this fine Parker, sn234883 built in 1931, stands out because of its CLEAN, UNMOLESTED condition.  Another nicety is that it is a full 1/4lb. lighter than most 16ga. Parkers built on the #1 frame, weighing just 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced perfectly on the hinge pin.  Look at the wood to metal fit, the checkering, the screws...they are factory original and superb.  All the finishes, including the wood finish, are factory original and untouched.  Virtually 99% factory case color remains on the receiver, bold and vivid (keep in mind the photo flash washes out some of the vividness.  The colors show better in person), and 99% factory original blue on the barrels.  There is not one crack or split or repair anywhere in the wood, and the gun measures 14 1/4" to the factory dogs head butt plate.  The 28" barrels have no dings or pits, a few light handling marks, mirror perfect bores, unaltered 2 9/16" chambers, rough barrel weight stamped at 3-5, and crisp clear lettering and rib matting. Even the factory jewelling at the breech face remains evident (see photos).
You can look a long time and you will be hard pressed to find a more genuine and crisp VH 16.  These guns are still a great investment, especially with high condition.  This is clearly an investment quality shotgun that has been carried and therefore can be used and shot with no loss of value.  If you want to see what near new, factory Parker case colors looked like, just check this one out.  They are not subtle, nor “pearlescent”, but bold and strong.  This fine Parker has it all; high factory condition, desirable features, good shooting dimensions, and the factory letter documenting the gun.  NICE!  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length: 28" Vulcan Steel
Chokes: F/F  .026/.028
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .665/.663
Wall Thickness: .021/.024
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 9/16"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single


Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: extractor
Case Color: 99% factory
Screws: perfect
Engraving: sharp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 65% factory


Type: capped pisto grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect factory
Butt Treatment: factory dogshead butt plate

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. 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 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 $65.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, 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.


Curio/Relic: Yes