Auction alert: A nice looming 20g Parker VHE

 

PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26" BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945
PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26″ BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945

Here’s your chance to get a deal on what looks to be a very original little Parker side-by-side shotgun. It’s coming up tomorrow at Curless Auction in Pittsfield, IL.

PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26" BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945
PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26″ BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945

LOT #92: PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26″ BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945

PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26" BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945
PARKER BROS MODEL VHE, 20 GA, SIDE BY SIDE, 26″ BARREL, MADE IN 1913 WITH LETTER, SN-160945

The VH was one of up from Parker’s lowest grade hammerless shotgun (the Trojan). The “H” stood for “Hammerless” and the “E” was added to “VH” to indicate this gun was made with Ejectors, rather than extractors. According to Parker, the VH was “…strictly high-grade gun at a low price” and said they were “A gun for hard usage that cannot be equaled”. Introduced in 1899, it was the company’s most popular model, and 78,670 were made in all.

From what I can see, this one looks like pretty original. The pad is an addition, but the rest of the gun look good. If the barrels are in good shape and the rest of it is sound and shootable, this gun would be great for grouse, quail, woodcock, and anything else in the uplands.

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