General Specs: Parker, Year 1937, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 1oz, Chokes Skeet In/Skeet out, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 5/8", DAC 1 /8"
Serial Number: 240167
Parker Brothers and later, Remington/Parker, produced a
total of 19 BHE Grade 2...
General Specs: Parker, Year 1937, 28 Gauge, 6lbs 1oz, Chokes Skeet In/Skeet out, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 5/8", DAC 1 /8" Serial Number: 240167
Parker Brothers and later, Remington/Parker, produced a
total of 19 BHE Grade 28ga. guns, and only 1 as a SKEET GUN. Knowing that the collector/shooter has little
or no chance of ever owning one no matter how much money one might have, an
upgraded BHE 28ga. allows us to fill a hole in a collection or have one of the
most handsome of the small bore Parkers to shoot. Many "craftsman" attempt upgrades,
some doing so quite well, most "not so much". But none could be more authentic than a BHE
28 ga. upgraded by Larry Del Grego Sr. in 1956.
Del Grego worked for Remington/Parker Gun Works since 1934, leaving in
1952 to start his own business repairing and restoring Parkers. Remington eventually gave him all the Parker
parts and designated his shop the official repair station. Other senior craftsman from Parker joined
with Del Grego in the 1950's, including Walter Nalenzy, stockmaker, Samuel
Kencharek, metal finisher, and Robert P. Runge, chief engraver (evenings and
weekends). This fine BHE started as a
VHE 28ga. with SST and ejectors and was upgraded by the same hands that would
have built the gun for Parker Gun Works.
The value of an upgraded gun built by Parker employees at Del Grego's
shop is supreme. Signed by Runge and
dated, it is a piece of history that is a wonderful investment opportunity and
perfect for upland birds and clay targets. The 26" barrels marked
"Acme Steel" retain 99% rust blue, excellent bores, choked and marked
"Skeet in" and Skeet out", (.004/.006), 2 3/4" chambers
(factory correct), bore diameter .560/.561, wall thickness 22 thou right, 23
thou left, no pits or scratches, ribs tight, no dents, double ivory beads,
ejectors strong and timed, barrels tight on breech face, reinforced forend lug
for beavertail forend, all in excellent shape.
The receiver is engraved to Parker perfection by Parker's chief engraver
Robert P. Runge, signed and dated, 100% case color, perfect screws, action
tight with lever well right of center, Single Selective Trigger gold plated and
checkered, trigger guard 100% blue, mechanically excellent in every way. The engraving is sharp and clear,
spectacular! The nicely figured English
stock retains all of its original finish, perfect checkering, no cracks or
repairs, skeleton butt plate, beavertail forend with reinforcing rod, superb
wood to metal fit, 14 1/4" LOP from rear position single trigger, 2
1/4" drop at heel, 1 3/8" drop at comb, 3/16" cast off, all to
factory perfection. This is a very rare
opportunity to own a Parker upgraded by the last of the original Parker
employees to a rare BHE 28ga. Skeet gun.
The workmanship is of the highest quality and remains in as new
condition after all these years. The gun
has been fired, so it does not have to stay a "closet queen" but
instead can be used as intended for upland birds and clays. If you have ever considered building a
complete collection of Skeet Guns or other small-bore Parkers, this is your
chance to fill a spot that would be impossible with an original Meriden or
Remington Parker. Because of its
provenance and the fame of its makers, the value will continue to climb as
years go by, making it a solid investment as well. Weighing 6lbs. 1oz. and feeling just right in
hand, it is a joy to hold. Thanks for
Action: tight Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors - excellent Case Color: 99% Delgrego Screws: perfect Engraving: Robert P. Runge signed Trigger Type: single - crisp Trigger Guard Color: blued & engraved
Type: Straight stock /Beavertail forend LOP: 14 1/4" LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/8" DAH: 2 5/8" DAC: 1 /8" Cast: 1/4" Off Heel/ 0 at Toe Checkering Condition: perfect Butt Treatment: skeleton
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Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $390.00 We ship internationally! (**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
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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.