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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

6 Responses to “A great looking Parker BHE 16 gauge, damascus barrels…”

  1. Jeff Wemmer says:

    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. Gregg says:

    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. Jeff Wemmer says:

    Yep – perfect for the shooter-collector. I’ve tried to swear off Parkers, but stuff like this makes it difficult – LOL.

    W

  4. Gregg says:

    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

  5. Jeff Wemmer says:

    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.

  6. Gregg says:

    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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