Good gun alert: 28g Parker Repro, 28″ bbls, double triggers …

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

Get it now! Here’s one of the hardest Parker Repro to find, and it looks like it’s in excellent original condition.

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

In 1984, America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns — the Parker — was reborn as Parker Reproductions. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

Today, these doubles are perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F: Double triggers, pistol grip stock, splinter forend, and skeleton buttplate. This gun has some thinning to the case colors and light handling to the stock finish. Factory case and dust cover included. Price: $4,495

Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28" M/F
Parker-Winchester DHE 28ga, 28″ M/F

Auction alert: Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS…

Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS
Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS

In 1984, America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns — the Parker — was reborn as Parker Reproductions. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS
Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS

Today, these doubles are perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS
Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS

This one looks pretty much brand new. It’s coming up on Saturday, December 08, 2018, at Montrose Auction on Montrose, GA.

Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS
Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS

Parker Repro/Winchester 20g DHE SxS: Serial # P-00221 Parker Reproduction by Winchester in excellent overall condition. Metal surfaces rate 99%+. Wood rates excellent with scattered handling marks. Initial plate engraved GTE. LOP 14 1/2″ with ejectors with factory leather case and original cardboard shipping box in excellent overall condition numbered to gun. Barrel 28″ Modern.

Good gun alert: A Holy Grail 28g DHE Parker Repro…

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers
Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers

Fads come and go. Back when these Parker Repros were being made, guys went nuts for short-barreled doubles with single triggers. Twenty-six inches was the preferred length for tubes. Anything longer was as passe as wearing a belt with suspenders.

Consequently, finding a Repro set up like this one is very hard to do. If you like what you see, get it. I bet this gun won’t be around long.

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers
Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set CasedParker Reproduction DHE 28 Gauge 2 Barrel Set – Cased.  Gun is in Near New  Overall Condition: fired very little, if at all.  Wood has exceptional grain with nice contrasting dark streaks and no off colored sapwood sometimes evident in other guns of this model.  Straight grip stock with splinter forearm and double triggers. Ready for a lifetime of service. Price: $7695

MakerParker Reproduction by Winchester
Gauge/Caliber: 28 Gauge
Barrels: 26″ & 28″
Chokes: 26 Q 1&2 – 28″ Mod & Full
Butt: Skeleton
L.O.P.: 14 3/4″
Weight: 5 lbs. 8.8 oz. w/ 28″ Bbls.  5 lbs. 7.4 oz w/26″ Bbls.
Stock Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 14 3/4 w neutral cast

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers
Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 28 Gauge 2 Bbl. Set Cased, Double Triggers

5 doubles you don’t want to miss…

 

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun
Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel Shotgun

Beretta S2 OU Double Barrel ShotgunA 1953 BERETTA SIDELOCK S2 OVER/UNDER IN 12 GAUGE WITH 27.5″ SOLID RIB BARRELS. IT HAS 2 3/4″ CHAMBERS AND I/C (.012)-FULL.034) CHOKES. ENGLISH GRIP WITH SINGLE TRIGGER. VERY NICE CONDITION. LOP 13 7/8″- 1 7/16″- 2 1/2″ – 0″ cast. Price: $4,600

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side ShotgunReproduction of the Parker side by side shotgun manufactured by Winchester. This example has standard floral scroll engraving with a pointer on each side of the action and three pheasants in a field scene on the underside. The barrels have a single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, full/modified chokes, and 3″ chambers with ejectors. It has blued barrels, buttplate and trigger guard and casehardened remaining parts. It is mounted on a very nicely figured multi-point checkered walnut forearm with engraved hardware and pistol grip stock, lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate and checkered bare butt, and gold initial oval. It includes a Parker reproduction leather takedown case. Price: $3,999.99 

Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun
Parker (Winchester) ~ DHE ~ 20 Ga ~ Side-by-Side Shotgun

Caliber: 20 Ga.
Chambers: 2 3/4 in., 3 in.
Metal Condition: Very good w/ minor wear marks
Wood Condition: Good w/ a 3″ scratch on left side
Bore Condition: Very good w/ minimal wear
Barrels: 28″ blued barrels
Triggers: Double triggers
Stock: Fixed, checkered walnut
Stock Dimensions:
13.5″ LOP on left trigger, 14.25″ LOP on right trigger, 1.5″ drop
Fore End: Checkered walnut
Butt Pad: Lightly engraved skeletonized buttplate, checkered bare butt
Weight: 7 lbs.
Sights: Fixed brass front bead
Chokes: Full on left barrel, modified on right barrel
Extras: Leather hard case

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27" bbls NICE
Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICE

Arrieta Crown Sabel, 20ga Sidelock SxS, 27″ bbls NICEArrieta Crown Sable Side by Side, 20ga, 3″ chambers, double trigger, ejectors, 27″ barrels, fixed IC and Mod. Sn is 317xx. Factory finish on both wood and metal. Hand-detachable sidelock. LOP Is 15 3/8″ to the front trigger. Email me if you would like these pics sent to you, they will come through bigger and better than on the listing page here. Price: $1,999

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga~ Sporter~ 28″ bblsA fine side by side ready for your hunt. Has a full/improved choked barrels. Price: $1,899.99
Caliber: 12 gauge.
Chambers: 3 Inches.
Metal Condition: Excellent.
Wood Condition: Excellent with handling marks.

Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28" bbls
Browning ~ BSS ~ 12 Ga ~ Sporter ~ 28″ bbls

Bore Condition: Bright and shiny.
Barrels: 28 inches.
Triggers: Single Trigger.
Stock: Checkered wood, straight stock.
Stock Dimensions:
14 Inches LOP.
Fore End: Checkered wood.
Butt Pad: Rubber butt pad.
Weight: 7 Pounds.
Sights: Front Bead.
Chokes: Full left, Improved right.

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE - 28" BARRELS - EJECTORS - FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES
FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCES

FRANCOTTE 20E IN 12 GAUGE – 28″ BARRELS – EJECTORS – FLORAL ENGRAVED FENCESHere is a solid Francotte 20E with 28″ barrels and ejectors. This is a well made sideplated boxlock. Double underbite with concealed Greener style third fastener. Side clips. Tight and on the face. No loose ribs. No cracks to wood. A vintage VL&D Import. Auto safety. Right barrel measures .729 with 3/1000 choke (Skeet), while left is .730 with 8/1000 (IC). Shipping is $40. Stock dimensions follow. LOP – 14″. Drop at Comb – 1 3/4″. Drop at Heel – 2 3/4″ Price: $1,400 

Good gun alert: 28 gauge Parker Reproduction…

WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Many guys think smallbore Parkers are the ultimate grouse & woodcock guns. If you agree, you’ll also think this Parker Reproduction/Winchester 28 gauge DHE is a great deal.

While this gun isn’t cheap ($5,999), it’s priced far below what a vintage 28-gauge Parker DHE costs–even though this Repro is a clone of Parker’s original model.

In 1984, America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns were reborn as Parker Reproductions. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Today, they’re the perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS ShotgunFrame size 00  Price: $5,999.99
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Metal Condition: Excellent
Wood Condition: Excellent
Bore Condition: Bright
Barrels: 26″
Triggers: Double
Stock Dimensions:
LOP: 14 3/4″
Butt Pad: Skeletonized
Weight: 5 1/2 lbs.
Chokes: Q2/Q1
Extras: With a fitted case

WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
WINCHESTER Parker Reproduction DHE 28 GA SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

Another nice 20g Parker Repro, another good deal…

20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgunHere’s another 20g DHE Repro, and it looks like it’s a good deal.

America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns were reborn as Parker Reproductions in 1984. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Today, these doubles are perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgunThis is a beautiful Parker reproduction by Winchester 20 Gauge. It is used and has some field use typical marks from use as seen. It has 26in barrels choked IC and M. And it comes as seen in factory case with accessories. Price: $2,999

20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun
20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun
20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun
20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun
20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun
20g DHE Parker / Winchester Reproduction SxS shotgun, double barrel shotgun

Good gun alert: 20g Parker-Winchester DHE, $3.195…

Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers

Looking for a small-bore Parker shotgun but not looking to pay big bucks? Then this 20 gauge DHE Parker Reproduction is for you.

While it’s an exact clone of the earlier Parker shotguns (some parts are even interchangeable), it’s priced at only $3,195. That’s about 1/2 of what you would pay for an original one in similar condition.

In 1984, America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns were reborn as Parker Reproductions. The brainchild of Parker collector Tom Skeuse, these guns were made in Japan by Olin-Kodensha, builders of Winchester 101s.

Today, they’re the perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun: 28″ barrels, double triggers, pistol grip to original skeleton butt plate. Briley chokes. Price: $3,195

Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28" bbls, Double Triggers
Parker-Winchester 20 gauge DHE SxS Shotgun, 28″ bbls, Double Triggers

Good gun alert: 20g DHE Parker Repro, 28″ & 26″ bbls, double triggers…

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 20 ga. 2bbl set
Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 20 ga. 2bbl set

Here’s a hard-to-find side-by-side: It’s 20g Parker Reproduction DHE, 26″ & 28″ set, with a straight grip and double triggers.

In 1984 America’s favorite vintage double-barrel shotguns were reborn as Parker Reproduction by Winchester. Built in Japan until 1989, these side-by-sides were offered for sale until around 1997.

Today, they’re the perfect double for someone who wants all the vintage-gun class with none of the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc).

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 20 ga. 2bbl set
Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 20 ga. 2bbl set

Parker Reproduction DHE SxS 20 ga. 2bbl set: Cased with overcase. Straight grip, splinter FE, DT, Skeleton butt. BBLS: 26″ – imp & mod sn #20-5171, 28″ – mod & full sn 20-4345. Very pretty wood, has been used with a few nicks But overall beautiful gun VG. Price: $4,500

Curio/Relic: Yes
Manufacturer: Parker reproduction
Model: DHE
Serial Number: 20-5171
Caliber: 20ga
Chambers: 2 3/4″ & 3″
Ejectors: Yes
Condition: VG
Metal Condition: VG
Wood Condition: VG
Bore Condition: Exc
Triggers: Double
Gauge: 20
Stock: Original
Stock Dimensions:
14 3/8″ x 1 1/2″× 2 1/2″
Stock Drop: 2 1/2″
Stock Comb: 1 1/2″
Stock Heel: Steel checkered
Stock Cast: Neutral
Fore End: Splinter
Butt Pad: Skeleton steel
LOP: 14 3/8″
Rib: Matted
Finish: Original
Weight: 6 1/2 lbs
Sights: Single bead
Manufacture Date: About 1980
Engraving: Standard DHE

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John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum
John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum

John Rigby .275 Side-by-Side Double Rifle No. 2 Magnum: 26″ chopperlump barrels with a file cut quarter rib, stippled front ramp.  One standing, two folding express sights for 100, 300 and 400 yards.  The quarter rib engraved in deep old English style “John Rigby & Co. 43 Sackville Street London”.  Right barrel engraved “No. 2 Magnum Cartridge Pointed Bullet 140 grs.”  Left barrel engraved “For Rigby. 275 Bore”.  This cartridge is also known as the 7mm Rigby Magnum Flanged.  Double triggers, automatic ejectors.  Webley long bar screw grip action retains 100% original color.  Action engraved about 75% in open acanthus scroll features John Rigby & Co.  in a scrolling banner.  Pistol grip stock of nicely figured French walnut measures 14-7/8″ over the checkered steel buttplate.  Lever release forend, engraved grip cap.  Weighs 9-1/4 lbs.  This is one outstanding Rigby rifle, built in 1938, retaining virtually 98% of the blue, case color and original oil finish.  Only the slightest handling marks.   Bores are 100% perfect.  Shoots 1″ at 65 yards with 175 grain bullet.  John Taylor rated the .275 No. 2 Magnum as his favorite of all small bore cartridges.  A fabulous rifle for the collector or shooter! Price: $34,500

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun – 1 OF 6 MADE ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!:  #80330 What is rare…really?  How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga., 1 of 6 with 32″ barrels, 1 of 2 so configured, 95% factory case color and blue, and all original parts?  This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double.  The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun.  This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is an amazing classic L.C. Smith gun.  We did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun.  All parts are original to the gun.  The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb…and those loooong 32″ barrels. Price: $22,950

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN
WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN

WINCHESTER MODEL 21 16 GAUGE SKEET SIDE BY SIDE SHOTGUN: 26″ BARRELS, CHOKED WS1 & WS2, PISTOL GRIP STOCK WITH CHECKERED BUTT 14″ -1 9/16″-2 3/8″, 98% ALL ORIGINAL UNALTERED MODEL 21, CODY INFO SHEET, SHIPPED 1947. Price: $9,000

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London#714 Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London. 1889 gun apparently later rebarreled  with fluid steel barrels and fitted with ejectors by the maker. Reproofed in London after chamber opening to 2 ¾” in 1976 . 30” tubes with a broad flat rib. Soldering is good and they have a nice clear ring.  Blacking is 80% with sharp lettering. Mirror bores measuring .735”  with .035 Full and .035 Full chokes. Walls are at .032 explaining the gun weight of 7 pound 10 Oz . It balances at the back hedge of the forend wood. Tight on the face and in proper mechanical order. The action and bar action locks have 90% covering of absolutely gorgeous scroll engraving and 50% case color. The stock measures 15” LOP over a 1” Silvers pad, drop is 1 ½” &2 ¼”  , cast off ½” . It is solid, but shows 120 years of usage, with small dings and scratches, and worn checkering. Price: $5,990

Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Henry Atkin “from Purdey” 12Ga sidelock ejector. 2 Jermyn street Haymarket London
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful
Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful

Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 28 Gauge 26” Barrels Straight Grip Stock Splinter Forearm Beautiful: A gorgeous 28 gauge Parker reproduction with 99+% original case coloring and 100% original bluing. 26” barrels with 2 3/4″ chambers, Q1 (.002) and Q2 (.005) chokes. Double triggers, automatic safety and ejectors. Game scene engraving. Splinter forearm and English style straight grip stock. The wood retains 100% original finish and has a few very minor handling marks. Skeleton buttplate. 14 3/4” length of pull to front trigger. Comes in original leather trunk case with canvas wrap, keys and snap caps. Drop at comb: 1 1/4″. Drop at heel: 2 1/8″. Weight is 5.5 lbs. Mechanics are excellent. Price: $5297

Another Parker Repro – this one a rare 20g A-1 Special…

Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge

Here’s another hard Parker Repro to find. This little double barrel is an20 gauge A-1 Special with 26″ and 28″ barrels. These Repros came in two models: ones with standard engraving and ones with custom engraving patterns. Even though the photos are crappy, I think this one features standard engraving

Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge:  Price: $18,999.99

Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge
Winchester/Parker Reproduction A-1 Special 2 Barrel Set 20 Gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction alert: 28g Parker Repro two barrel set, double triggers…

Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:
Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:

Here’s an early heads up on this nice 28 gauge Parker Repro SXS that’s coming up at the end of the month.

In 1984, America’s most famous double-barrel shotguns was reborn as the Parker Reproduction by Winchester. Built in Japan until 1989, these side-by-sides were offered for sale until around 1997. Since then, they’ve gained a following and their prices have risen steadily.

Twenty-eight gauge DHE Parker Repros are easy to hard to find (4,203 DHE were made), but almost all of them have single triggers and/or 26″ barrels. This two-barrel set is unique because it comes with both 26″ and 28″ tubes and it’s a double triggered gun. The condition is nice, too. From what I can see, it’s pretty much brand new.

It’s coming up Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Carol Watson’s Orange Coast auctions.

Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-121726” game rib blue barrels choked Imp./Mod.; and 28” game rib blue matte barrels choked Full/Mod.; roll-engraved game scene case-hardened boxlock frame, checkered straight-grip fancy walnut stock with engraved steel skeleton buttplate and splinter forend. All features are standard to this model, including auto safety, auto ejectors, single brass bead front sight, and double triggers. Condition is excellent, appearing new and unfired. Bottom of frame where it contacts interior of case shows light thinning. In original case, with Parker marked snap caps, oiler, keys to case, and canvas cover. Leather case, beneath canvas cover, with minor scuffs from stock. Length of pull: 14-1/4”. Est.: $4,000-$6,000.

Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:
Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:
Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:
Winchester-Parker Reproduction 28ga DHE Grade Two-Barrel Set Side-by-Side Shotgun, #28-1217:

Late auction alert: Nice Parker, Francotte, Purdey & Boss shotguns going off @ today…

OK – here’s a late one. Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions is having a sale today, January 25. There are bunch of good looking doubles coming up, everything from Purdeys & Francottes to American stuff. The auction starts at 10 am  – Pacific time. So if you jump on it now, you should be able to get some bids in.

Francotte Pre-War VL&D mkd 20g Boxlock SxS Shotgun
Francotte Pre-War VL&D mkd 20g Boxlock SxS Shotgun

Lot 446: Francotte Pre-War VL&D mkd 20g Boxlock SxS Shotgun: #36563, 20 ga., 26” matte game rib blue barrels choked IC/Cyl. with one steel bead, tightly banknote and foliate engraved, case hardened boxlock frame, auto thumb safety with gold inlaid ”S” to upper portion, single select trigger, auto ejectors, Greener crossbolt safety, checkered Prince of Wales pistol-grip walnut stock and forend, with Pachmayr Old English butt pad with black spacer. Gold ovoid plaque to bottom of stock with initials ”EWB”. In more modern Brady shotgun case. Condition is excellent. Barrels retain approx. 80% original blue with thinning to both left and right tubes between recoil shield and top of forend. Case colors have thinned and silvered yet still retain approx. 40%. Checkering remains sharp. Action is crisp, bores are bright. Length of pull to end of wood: 13”; 13-1/2” to end of pad. Est.: $3,500-$5,000.

Parker VHE Grade SxS Shotgun, 32" bbls
Parker VHE Grade SxS Shotgun, 32″ bbls

Lot 453: Parker 12g VHE Grade SxS Shotgun, 32″ bbls: #172765, 12 ga., 32” blue barrels choked Full/Full, game rib with double ivory bead, case hardened frame, ejectors, checkered straight walnut stock and splinter forend, with later added black Pachmayr butt pad. Mfg’d 1917. Condition is excellent. Barrels retain approx. 98%+ inky blue and may have been redone at one point. Frame with 20%-30% vivid case hardened hues in protected areas. Checkering is crisp and stock exhibits some very minor refreshing. Action is crisp, bores are bright. Length of pull to end of wood: 13-5/16”; 14-1/4” to end of pad. Est.: $3,500-$5,000.

Parker 16g CHE Grade SxS Shotgun:
Parker 16g CHE Grade SxS Shotgun

Lot 459: Parker 16g CHE Grade SxS Shotgun: #148460, 16 ga., 28” game rib barrels choked Full/Mod., engraved game scene case hardened frame, double triggers, ejectors, manual safety, select imported pistol-grip checkered walnut stock with splinter forend and silver ovoid marked ”From Westminster Gun Club to WRL” to bottom of stock just forward of toe area. Originally mfg’d in 1908. Watertable marked with patent dates, and ”CH/148460/4”; central barrel lug marked ”1” for frame size; bottom of right barrel marked ”(clrcle)/A/3/8”. Condition is about fine. Barrels retain approx. 94% what appears to be original lightly thinning and toning blue. Engraved case hardened frame retains approx. 30% case colored hues mostly in protected areas, with sides and bottom of frame toning a silvery gray. Stock remains in very good condition with moderate flattening to checks, light scuffs and pressure dings, with later added red rubber butt pad. Wear to forend is slightly more pronounced. Action is smooth and fine, bores are bright. Length of pull to end of stock: 13-3/8”; 14-1/8” to end of pad; 1-9/16” drop at comb; 2-1/2” drop at heel. Est.: $10,000-$15,000.

Parker 12g BHE Grade SxS Shotgun
Parker 12g BHE Grade SxS Shotgun

Lot 460: Parker 12g BHE Grade SxS Shotgun: #127771, 12 ga., 30” game rib barrels choked Mod./Mod., engraved game scene case hardened frame, double triggers, ejectors, select import straight grip checkered walnut stock with splinter forend and gold ovoid to bottom of stock just forward of toe area. Originally mfg’d in 1904. Watertable marked with patent dates, and ”5/127771/B”; central barrel lug marked ”2” for frame size; bottom of right barrel marked ”K” and ”4/5”. Condition is fine to near excellent. Barrels retain approx. 96%+ original lightly thinning blue with one small clean spot to left tube. Engraved case hardened frame retains approx. 85% lightly thinning colors with most of the losses at balance point and triggerguard tang. Stock remains in very good condition with light scuffs, moderate impressions, slight flattening to checks, and modified with a red rubber butt pad. Action is smooth and fine, bores are bright. Length of pull to end of stock: 13-1/4”; 14-1/4” to end of pad; 1-9/16” drop at comb; 2-1/2” drop at heel. Stock appears to have neutral cast. Est.: $18,000-$24,000.

Boss & Co. Best Quality 20g SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Boss & Co. Best Quality 20g SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Lot 463: Boss & Co. Best Quality 20g SxS Sidelock Shotgun: #6656, 20 ga., 28” smooth ribbed blue barrels choked IC/Cyl., chamber depth of 2-5/8”, single bright bead sight, tight scroll and rosette engraved case-hardened sidelock frame, with gold-inlaid cocking indicators and safety markings, auto safety and ejectors, highly figured checkered straight walnut pistol-grip stock with teardrop flats and splinter forend, with original leather butt pad. Top of rib marked ”Boss & Co. 15, Dover Street, Picadilly, London, England”. Mfg’d 1920. Condition is excellent. Barrels appear to have been re-blackened at one point. Frame and sideplates retain approx. 90%+ case hardened hues. Stock is excellent with fine tight checkering. Action is crisp, bores are bright. In original leather-covered oak case with large format Boss label, original snap caps and oiler, and initials ”WCP” embossed to top; case shows scuffs, scratches, and some staining. Length of pull to end of wood: 13-5/8”; 14-1/2” to end of pad. Drop at comb: 1-1/2”; drop at heel: 2-1/4”. Est.: $30,000-$50,000.

Best Quality James Purdey & Sons 12g SxS Sidelock Shotgun
Best Quality James Purdey & Sons 12g SxS Sidelock Shotgun

Lot 465: Best Quality James Purdey & Sons 12g  SxS Sidelock Shotgun: #23153, 12 ga., 30” matted game rib barrels choked IC/IC with 2-3/4” chambers, case hardened banknote and rosette engraved frame and sideplates, finely checkered English straight-grip walnut stock with splinter forend, and later added red rubber butt pad. Top of barrel marked ”J. Purdey & Sons, Audley House, South Audley Street, London”, and ”Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth’s Fluid Pressed Steel”. White ivory front bead, double triggers, manual safety with ejectors, cocking indicators, and ovoid plaque at bottom of stock. Mfg’d 1925, with only 97 produced that year. Condition is excellent. Barrels retain approx. 97%+ English rust type blue. Case hardened frame and sideplates show 92% vivid case colors, with the balance point toning and silvering slightly. Stock and forend appear to be refreshed somewhat, with forend checkering being of a slightly coarser pattern. Stock with only light marks from handling. Action remains crisp, bores are bright. Length of pull to end of wood: 13-5/8”; 14-1/2” to end of pad. Stock with very minor right-hand cast-off. Drop at heel 2-1/8”; drop at comb 1-5/8”. Est.: $20,000-$30,000.

Francotte 20g Abercrombie & Fitch mkd SxS Shotgun
Francotte 20g Abercrombie & Fitch mkd SxS Shotgun

Lot 466: Francotte 20g Abercrombie & Fitch mkd SxS Shotgun: #88627, 20 ga., 26” matte game rib blue barrels choked Imp./Mod., case hardened boxlock frame with sideplates, gold-inlaid ”S” at auto safety, auto ejectors, Prince of Wales grip with checkered walnut stock and splinter forend, with red Old English butt pad. Barrels marked ”Abercrombie & Fitch Co., U.S. Agents New York”. In what appears to be its original Abercrombie & Fitch marked brown leather burgundy-lined case, with two A&F 20 ga. snap caps, and original hang tag with specifications, including weight (5.5 lbs.), drop: 2-1/2-1-1/2-14-3/8”; chamber length 2-3/4”; with existing length of pull now 14-5/8” . Condition is fine to near excellent. Barrel assembly shows only minor thinning, with minor thinning at balance points of frame. Case hardened frame and sideplates retain approx. 80% silvering tones. Stock with light to moderate flattening to checks and minor scuffs from handling. Est.: $4,000-$6,000.

Francotte 20g SxS Shotgun
Francotte 20g SxS Shotgun

Lot 468: Francotte 20g SxS Shotgun: #3218, 20 ga., 27” matte game rib blue barrels choked Full/Mod., case hardened boxlock lightly engraved with hunting dogs and game scenes, straight-grain checkered oil-finished English walnut stock with red Pachmayr butt pad and splinter forend. Condition is excellent, appearing new and unfired, with only light marks from handling. Nicely presented in a contemporary suede-lined Italian leather case. Length of pull to end of pad: 14-3/4”. Est.: $4,000-$6,000

Lot 472: Win.-Parker Repro. 28g DHE Grade 2-Bbl SxS Shotgun: #28-3259, 28 ga., 26” game rib blue matte barrels choked IC/Cyl.; and 28” game rib blue matte barrels choked Full/Mod.; roll-engraved game scene case-hardened boxlock frame, checkered straight-grip fancy walnut stock with engraved steel skeleton buttplate and splinter forend. All features are standard to this model, including auto safety, auto ejectors, single brass bead front sight, and double triggers. Condition is excellent, appearing new and unfired, in original leather case, with Parker marked snap cap, instructions, and warranty card. (For purpose of photography, the original dried factory grease was removed from the exterior barrel assemblies.) Length of pull: 14-3/4”. Est.: $4,000-$6,000.

Win.-Parker Repro. 28g DHE Grade 2-Bbl SxS Shotgun:
Win.-Parker Repro. 28g DHE Grade 2-Bbl SxS Shotgun

 

Good gun alert: Parker Repro DHE 20g, double triggers, 26″ bbls…

Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:

In 1984, of of America’s most famous double-barrel shotguns was reborn as the Parker Reproduction by Winchester. Built in Japan until 1998, these side-by-sides were offered for sale until around 1997. Since then, they’ve gained a following and their prices have risen steadily.

There were about 6,000 20 gauge Parker Repros, and almost all of them were DHEs. Most of the ones I see out there have single triggers, so this caught my eye because of it double triggers. It’s up for auction now at Gunauction.com, and the listing ends: January 26, 2014 19:30:00 PT.

Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun: Barrel Length is 26”, Chambered for 2 ¾” shells , Equipped with Ejectors and Double triggers, Chokes are Modified and Improved Cylinder, Length of pull is 14 ¼, Drop is 1 ½: to 2 1/4”, Weight is 6 ¾ Lbs.

Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
Parker Reproductions Model DHE 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun:
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