Parker Brothers 12-Gauge, DH Grade, 30” Fine Damascus Steel Barrels
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Category: Parker Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double
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Seller: Doublegun Preservation, LLC
Company: Doublegun Preservation, LLC
Member Since: 3/7/12
First Name: Stephen
Last Name: Wesbrook
Country: United States
Phone: (703) 625-4830
Number of Active Listings: 6
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Certified Check, Postal Money Order, Personal Check
This high-grade American classic was made in 1900 to hunt. Based on its configuration and patterns of wear consistent with the hunter’s carry, it most likely took a lot of ducks and pheasants early in the 20th century before Damascus-barreled guns were largely retired. It was cared for well during retirement, and after a proper tune-up it is again back hunting. The Circasian walnut stock and forearm have a hand-rubbed stock-oil finish. The 30-inch fine Damascus steel barrels are visually attractive and have no pits or dents on the exterior or in the bores. The receiver and other metal parts show natural wear but have no pitting or scratches. The engraving is softened in the areas one would expect of a gun carried in the field.
The barrels are choked modified and full. They have 2-5/8” chambers. The bores 9” from the breech are both .735. The gun is on a number 2 frame and weighs 7 pounds 8 ounces. The drop at the comb is 1-7/8 inches and at the heel 2-7/8 inches. Length of pull is 14-1/4 inches to the end of a period Hawkins recoil pad. The wall thicknesses for the right barrel 9” from the muzzle are .030/.035/.027, and at the middle of the barrel are .038/.038/.030. The wall thicknesses for the left barrel are .031/.032/.027 and .037/.038/.032, respectively. The pull for both triggers is approximately 5 pounds. The gun is cast 1/8 inch off for the right-handed shooter. It locks up tight and is on face. The top lever returns 1/32” to the left of center. All serial numbers, 95622, match.
The listed price of the gun does not include shipping costs paid by buyer. The inspection period is 7 days from receipt. This shotgun has been fired on multiple occasions on the range using low pressure shells produced for Damascus-barreled shotguns by RST Corporation., and in the field for waterfowl using RST shells loaded with bismuth shot. However, as for any antique or vintage shotgun, and especially one almost a hundred and twenty years old, it is recommended that the new owner have it inspected by his or her gunsmith before firing and then only use shells that produce pressures for which the gun was designed. The gun carries a 30-day warranty, during which Doublegun Preservation will have any mechanical problems documented by a professional gunsmith repaired or accept the return of the gun and refund the price of the gun and the return shipping cost. Please do not hesitate to call with questions Stephen Wesbrook, 703-625-4830; Doublegun Preservation, LLC.