Certain types of Parker shotguns are easy to find. Hammerless models from about 1900 — 1925, tired, worn out, messed with, and way beyond their prime.
But Parkers like the one you see here are different. Not only is this one in little used, all-original condition, it’s also one of the youngest Parkers you’ll find. It’s on Gunbroker.com now, and the no-reserve listing ends this Sunday, 10/1, @ 8:26 PM.
Made around 1941 or so, it’s was built after Remington acquired the company and one of the last 100-200 Parkers made.
Here are 5 reasons why many Parker fans think these later, Remington guns are some of the best Parkers ever built.
1. Parker built shotguns for 75 years. They learned a lot about how to improve their designs in that time. The gun you see here has all those improvements.
2. This gun was made with 2 3/4″ chambers, so its original forcing cones are intact (unlike older guns that have been opened up to 2 3/4″).
3. It features the same chrome-moly steel barrels that Remington used in its shotguns Many people prefer Remington chrome-moly steel to older style steel used in Meriden-era Parker shotguns.
4. Remington was known for using high-grade wood on field-grade guns. Take a look at the stock on this VHE to see what that means.
5. Unlike the really old Parkers, the late one like this have the kind of stock dimensions modern shooters can use.
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