It’s just days away — one of the most anticipated gun auctions of 2023. Guyette & Deeter’s September Fine Sporting Arms Auction starts next Monday, 9/11. If you’re into vintage doubles, you must check it out. It features all sorts of investment-grade shotguns — American, British, European — including the minty Parker Bros. .410 you see here.
Guyette and Deeter stunned the gun world last winter when their February sale smashed several world records. Will they be able to repeat those results? Probably. The guns in their September sale are truly fantastic.
LOT 1: FABULOUS HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION PARKER VHE 410 GAUGE SKEET GUN: SN. 241395. Cal. 410ga. Made with 26” Vulcan Steel brls, 3” chambers, that have matted concave top rib with twin white beads. Rib without brl legend which is appropriate for this very late gun. Brl flats with SN, unstruck brl weight of 2lbs. 13oz., stamped “SKEET IN SKEET OUT”, and Parker overload proof marks. Left side of brl lug stamped “V GRADE .410 GA. / FOR 3” SHELLS”. Gun built on a 000 frame. The original slim beavertail forend is checkered in point pattern with lightly engraved and case hardened Deeley latch release. As is appropriate and original on 410 gauge Parker beavertail forends, this gun does not have the reinforcement bolt at the muzzle end. Casehardened boxlock action with zig zag border engraving and engraved “PARKER” at front of bottom. Watertable with appropriate lightening cuts, SN, “VH”, and “ILION, NY”, makers address. The blued long tang trigger guard with zig zag border pattern and SN at center. Gun made with original Parker SST, auto ejectors, auto safety. The nicely figured straight grip walnut buttstock is checkered in point pattern through the wrist and terminates with its original checkered butt. WEIGHT: 5lbs. 13oz. Bore Diameter: .412(Rt) .415(L). Bore Restriction: .005(Rt) .007(L). DAC: 1-3/8″. DAH: 2-1/4″. LOP: 15″.
Excellent and investment grade. Brls with more than 97% of their original blue. Forearm and buttstock are both excellent and sound, retaining more than 95% of their original finish with a couple of small areas of finish added for preservation and minor handling marks. Frame retains about 90% of its vivid original Parker case color with thinning at front of frame and on forend latch but mostly strong throughout. Trigger guard with about 90% of its original blue. Checkered butt is crisp and original. Ejector stop with original polish blue and faint original polish marks on breech ends of brls can be seen indicating this as a lightly used original Parker. Bores are bright and shiny. Mechanics are excellent. Choice and certainly investment quality! C&R.
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.