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I’ve had an on-and-off love affair with Parkers. Over the last 20 years or so I’ve owned–and sold off–a bunch of them. But over that time, I’ve never seen one like this. This 16 gauge, DH-grade’s combination of damascus-steel barrels, 0-size frame, modern stock dimensions and incredible wood make it very unusual. Parker DH 16 Gauge […]

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Here’s a nice Parker SxS that’s coming to auction in a couple days. Morphy’s Auctions in Denver, PA, has it, and their sale starts Saturday, May 23 @ 9:00 AM Eastern. Parker’s Quality DH shotguns were the lowest-grades the company offered as custom-made doubles. In the 1930s, they cost around $148 ($175 with ejectors). At the same time, […]

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Here’s a shotgun I’ve always wanted: a 16g Parker DH with a straight grip and damascus barrels. This one popped up on Gunsinternational.com on Tuesday. I must of spent half an hour looking it over, examining the pics, reading the description, and wondering if I had finally found one of my dream guns. At first […]

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Introducing Dogs & Doubles’ Gallery of Great Guns: An online museum dedicated to the world’s finest firearms. Here you’ll see the finest double barrel shotguns and rifles, in the finest original condition. These guns doubles are from James D. Julia’s October 2013 Firearms Auction: HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION 20 GAUGE A. H. FOX SxS A GRADE. […]

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Here’s a tough 16 gauge side-by-side to find: a Parker Bros. DHE-grade double barrel shotgun. Also known as Grade 3s, Parker introduced its D-grade shotguns in 1875. With a price of $100, this model was the company’s least expensive “custom made” shotgun. The DHE you see here was made in 1905 (the H is for […]

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Twenty-eight gauge Parkers are tough to find, especially ones with 28″ barrels and a bit of original condition. From the looks of things, the one you see here has all that and more. This 28g Parker is up for auction now at Gunauction.com. It’s a no reserve auction, ending on Sunday, May 5, 2013 @ […]

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Parkers have always been the most popular double barrel shotguns in America. Parker Bros. and then Remington turned out 268,000+ of these side-by-side shotguns, so there are always plenty of them around. What’s hard to find is a Parker Bros. shotgun is nearly-new original condition. That’s what makes this 16 gauge DHE so special. Here’s […]

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Spotting a refinish is an important skill to have if you start collecting old double barrels. A lot of the vintage side-by-side shotguns out there are 70+ years old and most of them have had some work done on them. Because collectors place such a premium of original condition, it pays to know what it […]

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Some nice double barrel shotguns coming to auction. Check them out: -Saco River Auctions, Biddeford, ME, 10/23 @ 4pm A nice and rare Parker CH 10 gauge double barrel shotgun –Marquis Auctions, Earlville, NY, 10/23, 6pm An interesting looking Euro double. Pics here and here. –Redding Auctions, Gettysburg, PA, Sunday, 10/24 @ 9am Lots of […]

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