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Parker DHE 20 Gauge - 28", SINGLE TRIGGER, AS NEW, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Parker, Year 1926, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Chokes SK/M
Serial Number: 217463
What a delightful little bird gun we have here. Some fine Parkers are made for shooting at targets, pigeons, and the like; mostly heavier guns with long barrels where long walks up and down tough terrain are not the order of the day. Then there are the Parker upland guns; light in hand, quick to shoulder, a delight to the eye, and deadly on the flush. This fine little Parker is cut of the latter cloth. Parkers remain the "king of the hill" when it comes to American made vintage double shotguns. When you examine closely the fit and finish on the Parker guns, it is impeccable. Parker was amongst the best at balancing their guns as well, with guns feeling much lighter in hand than the scale would indicate. Graded guns like this little DHE 20 ga., sn217463 made in 1926, are especially desirable and have been great investments that are a joy to shoot. At 6lbs. 7oz. and balanced nicely between the hands with its 28" Titanic Steel barrels, you could not ask for a better handling little 20ga., with enough weight for a steady swing yet easy to carry all day over hill and dale. We have just completed a full restoration on this gun including TURNBULL CASE COLOR AND TRIGGER GUARD BLUE, rust blued barrels, and a hand-rubbed oil finish on the highly figured stock. All parts are original to the gun, with the exception of the Purdey style leather covered pad that we installed at the butt. With mirror bores, healthy barrels choked SK/M, great stock dimensions, excellent screws, no cracks or repairs anywhere, this gun is ready for decades of use with no trouble. We “softened” the case color on the bottom of the action to give the gun a vintage look. It just looks more natural this way. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, the action and forend iron having been stripped to the smallest part, Ultrasonic cleaned, all parts inspected for function and integrity, properly lubricated, and reassembled, ready for another 96 years of service! One of 1500 or so DHE 20ga. guns ever produced, and one of only 564 made with 28” barrels, it is not an easy gun to find in such fine condition. Only 3% of the D Grade guns had Single Selective Triggers, so this is a RARE opportunity (likely less than a few hundred ever made) if you like single triggers. This gun has a Miller Single Selective trigger..the best SST ever devised. See the specifications below. The gun is tight as new and without flaw. Look the photos over closely and you will see an exceptional Parker at an affordable price. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .005/.019 SK/M
Bore Diameter: .620/.620
Wall Thickness: .025/.024
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 3/4" with lengthened forcing cones
Sights: Brass front
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: excellent, timed
Case Color: Turnbull 95%
Engraving: sharp, clear
Trigger Type: single select
Trigger Guard Color: 99%
Type: Capped pistol grip/Splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/8"
DAC: 1 3/8"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: leather covered pad
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
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: Sales tax based on Ship To address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $150.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! 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.
Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge