A great looking Parker BHE 16 gauge, damascus barrels…

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

In Catholic School, the nuns taught us that to covet is to sin. The second I saw this double barrel shotgun, I sinned. It’s a 16 gauge Parker BHE and it appears to be all original.

Parker made just 1,034 BH-grade hammerless shotguns. This one was built in 1924 and it was ordered with Extra Fine Damascus barrels – an unusual choice for such a later Parker. At $35,000 it’s not cheap. But judging by what nice, high-grade Parkers are bringing these days, it’s not that expensive, either.

16 gauge Parker BHE Double Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun – $35,000

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

Grip: Straight Grip
Forend: Checkered
Lop: 14 5/8 ”
Pad thickness:
Type of butt: Skeleton Buttplate
Drop @ comb: 1 1/2 ”
Drop @ heel: 2 5/8 ”
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz

Gauge: 16 ga
Chamber: 2 9/16 ”
Length: 28 ”
Chokes: IM/M
Rib type: Concave File Cut

16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485
16 gauge Parker BHE double barrel shotgun, #208485

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6 thoughts on “A great looking Parker BHE 16 gauge, damascus barrels…

  1. Parker, Damascus, 1923, straight grip, splinter, double triggers…

    This is a helluva gun! Virtually impossible to find this set up in a Parker. If that SOB had hammers it would have a new home as fast as the Fed-Ex truck could get it to my house!

    Ok Parker collectors…Let’s see what y’all are made of! Stroke the check!

    JW

  2. Yeah – it’s a hell of a Parker. Perfect for grouse and woodcock, and not so pristine you would hate using it. I’m sure sell it will sell soon.

    Gregg

  3. Nice original Parkers are appreciating, so there are worse guns you can buy.

    I can’t believe that 16g LC Smith Deluxe at Julia’s brought the same money as the 28g Boss O/U. The Boss is 10x the gun…

    Gregg

  4. It is amazing to me as well. However, American high grade guns are severely over priced once again and will correct sometime soon. There are a few collectors driving that market – it’s a bubble.

    An early sign of this is Model 21s – Just look at the bargain basement prices the Model 21 Grand American 20s brought. 2 sold for under 35K -Cody letters and all.

    I wholeheartedly agree about the Boss comparison – & condition aside, that Boss was as about as bad as it gets in Boss guns – compared to pre-war stuff.

  5. The market for smallbore Flli Rizzini SxSs did the same thing. Up, up, up…until now. Prices have dropped by a third.

    I thought the 28g Boss O/U was a very solid gun. I’ve seen two pre-war 28g Boss O/Us hit the market. Drake sold one, maybe 10 years ago. Pics of it are still on his site. I heard it sold for around $200,000. The other one is still available. The seller wants $500,000 for it.

    The 28g O/U sold for more than that nice 20g O/U they had a few auctions ago. That one went for $189,000.

    There’s going to be a .410 Boss O/U in Julia’s next sale. It should be worth more than the 28g. It’s a rarer gun, and it’s in phenomenal shape.

    G

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