Parker GH 20 Gauge – 26”, 55% CASE COLOR, 1901, 6LBS. 2OZ.
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Parker GH 20 Gauge – 26”, 55% CASE COLOR, 1901, 6LBS. 2OZ.

$5,795.00
Ex Tax: $5,795.00
Brand: Parker
Product Code: Parker GH 20ga sn102184

Overview

General Specs: Parker, Year 1901, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 2oz., Chokes M/IM, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 15/16", DAC 1 5/8" Serial Number: 102184 In the world of vintage American double shotguns, Parker Brothers reigns supreme.  The Pa...

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General Specs: Parker, Year 1901, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 2oz., Chokes M/IM, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 15/16", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 102184

In the world of vintage American double shotguns, Parker Brothers reigns supreme.  The Parker name is synonymous with classic upland double guns.  The Parker Gun Collectors Association has done a great job fostering knowledge on these fine guns, which many believe to be America’s finest.  The GH Grade is the first level of Parker with game scene engraving with only 990 made in 20ga. with Parker Special Steel barrels, and only 3 on record with Damascus Steel barrels.  There are likely less than 800 GH 20ga. Parkers left on the planet and only a handful with fine Damascus barrels.  This fine Parker, sn102184 made in 1901, is a very nice example with lots of original factory condition showing about 55% factory case color, 85% Damascus pattern, excellent bores with no pitting, factory bore diameter and lots of wall thickness, weighing 6lbs. 2oz., having newly restored and nicely figured European walnut and excellent mechanics (VFI CERTIFIED, SEE BELOW).  THESE BARRELS ARE SOLID AND SAFE TO SHOOT WITH MODERATE FIELD LOADS WITH 7/8oz. shot at 1250 fps. or less.  The lettering and engraving is still strong, and the screws are all in superb condition and clocked properly along the axis of the gun.  The chambers and forcing cones have been lengthened to 2 ¾” with 1 ½” taper to the forcing cones (a $360 service here in our shop), making for a softer shooting, better patterning upland gun.  The barrels have tight ribs and fit tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face with the top lever well right of center.  The triggers are crisp and break clean at about 4.25lbs. of pull.  The original factory wood has gorgeous feather crotch figure with a hand-rubbed oil finish.  We stripped the action and forend iron to the smallest part, cleaned the parts in the Ultrasonic cleaner, inspected all for function and integrity, lubricated and reassembled the gun.  This is what we call a VFI CERTIFIED GUN and we have a 90-day mechanical warranty on all such guns we sell.  It is hard to find a vintage American double gun 119 years old with lots of original factory condition.  IF YOU WANT TO DRESS THIS GUN UP, CONSIDER A FINE LEATHER COVERED PAD SET TO YOUR LOP.  WE DO THAT HERE IN OUR SHOP AND CAN ADD THAT AND HAVE THE GUN READY TO SHIP WITHIN 10 DAYS OF PURCHASE.  What a gorgeous investment quality Parker for your upcoming bird season and just in time for you to enjoy at your favorite gun club for some clay targets to warm you up for the season.  Priced to sell, so don’t hesitate or she will be gone.  Thanks for looking!


Barrels

Barrel Length:  26" damascus
Chokes:  .020/.023  M/IM
Bores:  Excellent
Bore Diameter:  .617/.617
Wall Thickness:  .028/.023
% Blue:  Damascus 85% Pattern
Chambers:  2 3/4" 
Ribs:  Tight
Sights:  Single

Action

Action:  Tight - Way Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:  Extractors
Case Color:  55% Factory
Screws:  Excellent
Engraving:  Sharp & Clear
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  Silver/Grey

Stock

Type:  Capped Pistol Grip/ Splinter Forend
LOP:  14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 1/8"
DAH:  2 15/16"
DAC:  1 5/8"
Cast:  1/8" Off
Checkering Condition:  Perfect
Butt Treatment:  Hawkins Pad



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

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: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $90.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith 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.