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Parker VH 12 Gauge – FULLY RESTORED, 1910, 30” M/F, WATERFOWLER, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Parker, Year 1910, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 13oz, Chokes M/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 9/16", DAC 1 13/16"
Serial Number: 153483
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. Today we present a fully restored Parker VH 12ga, built on the heavy number 2 frame with 30” barrels choked M/F, mirror bores, tight ribs, and barrels tight on face like a new gun. Parker guns have a beginning weight stamped on the barrel flats that will give you an idea of how thick the breech area of the barrels is, heavier weights indicating guns built for heavy loads. These barrels had a start weight of 4lbs. 7oz. which is heavy even for a #2 frame Parker. This gun was built to shoot heavy loads for pheasants, waterfowl, turkey, and other tough game. They made a lot of VH Grade 12 gauge Parker guns, and most that you encounter have been used hard over the years and are likely loose on face or mechanically needy guns with short stocks, after market pads, or non-original parts. This gun has been restored to new by the Larry Del Grego and Sons, who have specialized in restoring Parker guns since the early 1950’s when Larry Del Grego Sr. left the employ of Remington as the head of the Parker Gun division. Parker expertise has been handed down through 3 generations of Del Grego men…these guys know what they are doing! Mechanically the gun is shiny clean inside and out. The case colors and blued surface are 100% condition. The screws are excellent and the triggers are crisp and function properly. The wood has only a few minor handling marks and retains all of its renewed finish. Parker guns are known to develop minor splits in the stock behind the top tang. This gun has a well-done repair at the head of the stock that has a cross pin to stabilize the repair. This is a rock-solid and most effective way to stabilize the wood for the use of heavy loads. This is the type of Parker that would make an excellent clay target gun as well for all the vintage shoots that are burgeoning across the country. The 7lb. 15oz. weight and 30” heavy barrels are perfect for high volume shooting and high scores. The gun balances perfectly on the hinge pin and is nimble for an 8lb. gun. The stock has good modern shooting dimensions and terminates in a classy Parker Dogs Head buttplate. This Parker has it all and won’t break the bank. It needs no additional work…she is ready to go shoot and enjoy for years to come while she increases in value over time. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .017/ .041 M/F
Bore Diameter: .741/ .741
Wall Thickness: .035/ .032
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Sights: Front silver bead
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Extractors
Case Color: 100%
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 99%
Type: Capped pistol grip/Splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 9/16"
DAC: 1 13/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: parker bro's
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 $55.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
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: 12 Gauge