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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Active Listings: 147
Total Listings: 4474
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
Payment Methods: 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 20 Gauge – 28” LM/F, ULTRALIGHT 5LBS. 14OZ., vintage firearms inc
General Specs: Parker, Year 1927, 20 Gauge, 5lb 14oz, Chokes LM/F, LOP 14 3/8", DAH 2 9/16", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 227842
The Parker is the most noted vintage American double shotgun in the world and has more fans than all the other major makers. They are wonderful guns with a classic look and were made in high numbers, about 250,000 guns in all. When looking for a lightweight Parker for upland birds or a casual day on the sporting clays course you will see the Parker VH 20ga. offered for sale quite often, so they are not a rare gun. In fact, they made about 10,000 of them in all. So, how do you know which one to buy. Most all you see have been altered, worn thin of finish from hard use, or stocks cut or replaced with after-market wood, screws buggered, etc. It is rare to find a VH 20 gauge in excellent condition with factory original case color, superb mechanics, and factory original stock length with a dog’s head buttplate and modern shooting dimensions (see tables below). THOSE are the guns that are the most sought after, that will gain in value the most over the years and bring the most pride of ownership. This Parker, sn227842 made in 1927, is one that retains all its FACTORY ORIGINAL PARTS, with 45% vivid factory case color, 100% rust blue, excellent screws, perfect mirror bores, and a stock that is factory original ending in the factory dog’s head butt plate. The wood has nice figure for a VH grade gun, with excellent checkering and nary a split or crack anywhere, and great shooting dimensions with a new, hand-rubbed oil finish. With the most desirable 28" barrels choked LM/F, weighing a superlight 5lbs. 14oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin, it is the perfect upland gun that can also knock down some clay targets when asked to do so. Most Parker 20ga. guns weigh closer to 6 ½ pounds, so this is an exceptionally light Parker 20-gauge gun. The barrels are tight on the hinge pin and breech face and have tight ribs. This is a VFI CERTIFIED gun, meaning we stripped the entire action to its smallest part, Ultrasonic cleaned all parts and the action in our Ultrasonic cleaner, brushed all parts shiny clean, inspected all for integrity and function, lubricated and reassembled (a $325 value). The gun is like new inside with a 90-day mechanical warranty. The screws are excellent, the wood-to-metal fit is superb, and the trigger guard has been reblued to 100%. THIS IS A GREAT LOOKING PARKER! All these features come together to make this an investment quality Parker that will continue to gain value as you enjoy its use. The case color is hard to photograph. There is no rust or pitting on the gun anywhere. You will not be disappointed in this gun, and it is affordably priced. It is very difficult to find a Parker with all of these great features combined. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .013/.026 LM/F
Bore Diameter: .620/.619
Wall Thickness: .023/.025
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Sights: ivory front
Action: tight, well right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: Extractors, Excellent
Case Color: 45% factory
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 100%
Type: Capped Pistol Grip/Splinter forend
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 9/16"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: plate black parker
There are more photos upon request. 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 represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $90.00 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: 20 Gauge