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Parker DHE 12 ga. 28
Parker DHE 12 gauge SxS shotgun. Made in 1915 this gun has 28” Titanic steel barrels choked Mod (.020”) and Cyl bore in the left barrel. 2 ½” chambers. Built on a desirable 1 ½ frame this DHE has been fitted with a Single Selective Miller trigger.
The original straight grip buttstock has a 14 ½” LOP over a 1” DelGrego recoil pad and a ¼” spacer. That makes the LOP from the trigger to the wood 13 ¼”..note, theses dimensions are measured from the Miller trigger; if this were a double trigger gun the LOP would measure at least ½” longer!! The beavertail forearm may or may not be original. 1 ½” DAC & 2 ¼” DAH.
The barrel blue seems to be original retaining 97%. The case colors have been freshened and look Okay but not great. The engraving remains sharp and crisp. About 70% blue finish on the long tang trigger guard.
The bores are bright, the barrels are on face and the rest of the gun feels strong and tight.
One note: The forearm has two minor issues: The ejectors do not remain cocked when the forearm is removed to take apart the gun. Simple just use a wood block or something similar to cock the ejectors before reassembly. Also, the forearm wood needs adjusting or some shim material added to snug-up the forearm to the bottom of the barrels.
The gun weighs 7 lbs. 8 oz.
$3,450.00 SN: 170986