Original condition is THE most important factor to consider when determining the value of old shotgun — especially a classic American SxS like this Parker GHE.
Guns with more original condition are worth more; guns with less are worth less — and sometimes worthless.
To complicate things, a lot of vintage guns have been redone (AKA refinished). Some have had their barrels reblued, and their actions recolored actions. Some have had their wood refinished and checkering recut. Others have had all this done to them and more.
Most refinished guns stand out like pen-raised quail. But some are trickier, and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you can make an expensive mistake.
So what do you think of this Parker? Original or redone? Scroll down to find out.
This Parker GHE 20g SXS is….ORIGINAL.
It was built by Remington in Ilion, New York, and it was one of the last Parker shotguns ever made.