Get it before it’s gone. This 20g DHE Repro has the two special features everyone wants today, but few people wanted back when they were building these doubles: Two triggers and 28″ barrels. It also has a long length-of-pull and excellent original condition.
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: Parker 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
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
W. & C. Scott “Victoria” grade SxS 16g hammergun in fantastic condition! Exquisite engraving and the Damascus pattern is fantastic. What else can I say. Well, I forgot to mention the stunning craftsmanship and hammers of the highest quality while the action has over 50% original case color remaining. Need I say more! I love this 16g. hammer gun. Price: $6,200
Ithaca Grade 4E 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun. FLUES, 97% FACTORY CASE COLOR, NICE! Year 1920, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz. This gun, sn330025 built in 1920 is a great example, with 97% vivid factory case color, 92% factory barrel blue, 98% factory trigger guard blue, and near new highly figured factory finished wood with beautiful flor-de-lis checkering. This is a HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ORIGINAL GUN. Even the jewelling at the breech face is still evident. The only thing that seems to be altered since the gun left the factory are the chokes, as the gun is stamped “4 & 4″ which would indicate F/F chokes. The 28” barrels are presently choked IC/M (.007/.017) with their double ivory beads and mirror bores. This is a gun for heavy work, with minimum wall thickness of 36 thousandths and weighing 7 1/4lbs. What a great sporting clays gun or pheasant gun for heavy loads! Engraved by the famous Joseph Loy, with his trademark signature, the gun is near new in all ways, including being tight on breech face and hinge pin like a new gun. This is a single trigger gun that still has the ornate factory butt plate and great stock dimensions. A great investment in an American treasure. Price: $5,250
Parker Reproduction 28ga 28in M/F Double Trigger: A minty 28ga Parker repro with double triggers splinter and a pistol grip 14 1/4 LOP to skeleton butt cased with snap caps. Price: $4,995
MERKEL MODEL 220 OVER UNDER DOUBLE RIFLE 9.3X74R: 26″ BARREL WITH 1/4 RIB SIGHT AND CLAW MOUNTS WITH NO RINGS DOUBLE SET TRIGGER EJECTORS 3 PIECE FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH LIGHT HANDLING MARKS 8LBS 4 OZ X 14 LOP. Price: $4,950
Parker GH 12 – Damascus, Collector Quality: Parker GH, 12 Gauge. Serial No. 56625, circa 1889, It has 30″ Damascus steel barrels. The stock is PG, choked, RH Mod., LH Full. LOP is 14″, DAH 2.5″.Weight 7.5 lbs. Rare No. 1 frame.
Condition: 98% case colors, sharp engraving, screws are indexed correctly and doesn’t appear to have been dissaembled . The barrel pattern and finish are fine with some wear. I believe is has the original wood finish and checkering. The wood is proud of the receiver and the checkering has appropriate wear from carrying.The bores are smooth and clear. An orginal Parker canvas gun case and a rosewood cleaning rod are included with the gun. The PGCA Letter is included. This is one of the nicest 12 gauge Parkers I’ve owned. It points and shoots exceptionally well. A nice piece for the trap range or the man cave. Price: $3,995
Here’s a fair price on one of the hardest-to-find Parker Repros: a 20g DHE, 26″ & 28″ set, with a straight grip and double triggers.
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.
Metal Condition:Color cased-hardened receiver is excellent, barrel sets are excellent
Wood Condition:Wood is very good+
Bore Condition:Bore is excellent
Barrels:26″ barrel set; 28″ barrel set
Stock:AA American walnut straight grip stock with fine cut two-panel checkering
Stock Dimensions:13 3/8″ LOP to rear trigger, 14 3/8″ LOP to front trigger; 2 1/4″ DAH; 1 7/8″ DAC (center); 1 1/2″ DAC (front)
Fore End:Walnut splinter fore end with fancy fine cut single-panel checkering
Butt Pad:Niedner skeleton butt plate with fine cut checkered butt
Weight:6 pounds 10 ounces
Sights:Solid, concave, matted, tapered rib
Chokes:Fixed choke; 26″ improved cylinder, modified: 28″ modified, full
Carol Watson’s Orange Coast Auctions in Irvine, CA, is having a big sale tomorrow. There are a number of good doubles in it. Here are a couple that caught my eye. And if you like Parker Repro, be sure you take a look through the entire sale. There are a lot of them listed, and some of them (like a couple I pointed out) are very hard to find.
Lot 190: Winchester-Parker Reproduction DHE Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun: #28-01164, 28 ga., 28” game rib blue barrels choked Full/Mod., roll-engraved game scene case-hardened boxlock frame, checkered pistol-grip 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 single trigger. Condition is excellent, appearing new and unfired. Stock shows minor marks from handling. In original leather case, with Parker marked snap cap and canvas cover, showing some soiling to external of case. Length of pull: 14-1/4”. Est.: $3,000-$5,000.
Lot 194: Winchester-Parker Reproduction DHE Grade Side-by-Side Shotgun: #12-1548, 12 ga., 28” game rib blue barrels with Winchester choke tubes, roll-engraved game scene case-hardened boxlock frame, checkered straight-grip walnut stock with 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 full compliment of choke tubes and Parker snap caps. Length of pull: 14-3/4”. Est.: $3,500-$5,000.
Lot 214: Rare Winchester-Parker Reproduction BHE Grade Limited Edition Two-Barrel Side-by-Side Shotgun: #20-0065, 20 ga., 26” game rib blue matte barrels choked Imp./Mod.; and 28” game rib blue matte barrels choked Full/Mod.; both barrels show light roll engraving at breech; 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. Considered extremely scarce as only 100 were mfg’d in 20 ga., and only a handful were two-barrel sets. Mfg’d 1987-1989. Condition is excellent, appearing new and unfired, in original leather case showing minor scuffs, with Parker marked snap cap, instructions, and warranty card. Length of pull: 14-3/4”. Est.: $8,000-$12,000.
Lot 228: Browning B-S/S Side-by-Side Shotgun: #02363PY158, 12 ga., 28” barrels choked Imp.Cyl./Imp. Cyl., blue finish, checkered pistol-grip walnut stock, with later added Kick-eez rubber butt pad. Condition is excellent showing only light marks from handling and some very minor wear to finish at balance point of frame. Length of pull to end of wood: 13-1/8”; 14-5/8” to end of pad. Est.: $1,200-$1,800
Lot 217: Remington Model 3200 1 of 1000 Trap O/U Shotgun: #T0185, 12 ga., 30” barrel choked Full/Mod., roll engraved blue finish, select fancy checkered walnut stock and forend, with adjustable butt pad. Condition is excellent showing little use, with very light marks to stock from handling. Action is crisp, bores are bright. Est.: $1,800-$2,400.