Below are two of the finest 28 gauge Parkers SxSs to hit the market in a while. Both are coming up next week in Guyette and Deeter’s Sept. 9/11 & 9/12 Fine Sporting Arms Auction.
Classic American gunmakers like Parker, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca built very few 28 gauge side-by-sides. Not many of those guns are around today. Either one of these doubles would be perfect for a seasoned Parker fan building his collection or someone who just wants to own a great example of a classic American shotgun.
Lot 2: INVESTMENT QUALITY PARKER VHE GRADE 28 GAUGE SHOTGUN W/ORIG BOX, HANG TAG & 1941 ORDER LETTER: Est. $50,000 – $90,000 Truly exceptional, essentially as new, retaining nearly all factory finishes on all wood and metal parts with only one or two of the faintest of handling marks, most notably two or three small dings under finish on left side panel. Bores are excellent. Mechanically excellent. Hang tag has a number of creases. Box with considerable foxing. Labels are intact, edges beginning to curl, address very difficult to read.
Lot 3: EXTREMELY RARE AND FINE PARKER BHE 28 GAUGE: Est. $30,000 – $50,000 Excellent. Brls with more than 95% of their original toning blue. Buttstock and forearm are excellent as expertly refinished with some minor handling marks noted. The frame and trigger plate retain about 75% of their original case color with crisp engraving. Trigger guard has been expertly restored and retains nearly all of that blue. The Infallible trigger appears to have been with the gun for much of its life and shows appropriate aging and tone, mostly likely to have been added to this gun during its early period of use. Buttplate is near mint as restored. Bores are brilliant and shiny. Mechanics are crisp.
FYI: The accuracy of these listings has not been verified by Dogs and Doubles. All information has been provided by the sellers. Buyers are responsible for verifying the physical condition and all specifications of the listed items. Dogs and Doubles recommends you and a qualified gunsmith physically inspect an item before purchasing.