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#556891 - 10/16/19 08:27 AM F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32"
Robt. Harris Offline
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F/S: Parker Bros. 16 gauge ‘DHE’ on their No. 1 frame with 32” barrels choked F/F. Nicely figured factory stocks @ 1-1/2”DAC x 2-5/8”DAH x 14-1/4”LOP, with ‘0’ cast to a Silvers reproduction pad. Gun has double triggers, splinter forehand, and capped pistol grip for a total weight of 7 lb. 6 oz. The gun left the Meriden factory in October of 1929, and remains unaltered from the specs given in a PGCA research letter dated 2004.

The 32 inch (16 ga.) barrels have constrictions of .030” & .034” right to left, with a finished weight of 3 lb. 4 oz. The gun was sold to me in late 2007 with a second set of 32” ‘Vulcan’ 20 gauge barrels that had been fitted and numbered to the gun in its past. These, too, were choked F/F (.025” in each barrel) and appear original in every way. The 20 gauge set weighs 3 lb. 2 oz. for a total gun weight of 7 lb. 4 oz. You’ll see from the previous seller's photos taken just prior to my purchase in 2007 that the 20 gauge barrels were in need of (rust) re-blacking which was professionally done back in 2008 along with the 16 ga. set to assure a correct color match and finish. I also installed twin ivories on the 20 gauge set at that time to match those of the sixteen, and both sets remain @ 99+%. Nonetheless, I recognize some will consider it more of a ‘shooter’ than a collectible due to the partial restoration. Gun is mechanically sound/tight throughout with top lever right of center, and screw slots remain very good to excellent throughout.

The original case colors remain at 20%, with wood being a restored 99+% oil finish and a wood-to-metal fit that is still excellent. No actual provenance came with the gun other than reputedly having been originally ordered by a California duck club member back when these long-barreled, sub-gauge side-by-sides were in vogue (see The Parker Story, re: Widgeon Duck Gun Club Parkers, pg. 677). I wish I could confirm that for you, but I can’t…..

'The Parker Story' does reveal, however, that of the some 180,000 + hammerless guns produced, only 93 were made up as 16 gauges w/ 32” barrels in the ‘D’ grade; and that only another 28 guns of 16 ga./32” were made when figuring in all other grades.

Includes a lovely vintage, 32” two-barrel LOM case in excellent condition throughout along with the PGCA letter. Price of $9,400.00, shipped to any state in the lower 48 other than California……with a $200 reduction in price for direct pick-up here in Montana. Dave Weber to receive $50. upon sale. Serious inquiries are encouraged via a PM to me here for photos and with any further questions you might have regarding such things as MWTs’, trigger pull weights, amount of usage while in my care, etc., etc.

'Thank You' for your interest.............

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#556895 - 10/16/19 11:19 AM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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shipped to any state in the lower 48 other than California


That's just foolish and illogical.

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#556896 - 10/16/19 12:16 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Replacement]
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No offense meant, Replacement, but from my perspective 'why' would I want a gun of that vintage to reside in a state that is likely to further ban the use of lead shot .....to include clay target shooting? If that line of thinking costs me a sale, I'm OK with it.....

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#556898 - 10/16/19 01:40 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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Still a foolish and illogical decision to not ship to CA. Why penalize the hunters and shooters in this state just because the government is run by idiots? Why worry about the CA lead ban when everybody I hunt with now hunts out of state for most upland game? Why feed the beast that is the uninformed majority of voters and legislators? Do you not realize that you are playing right into their grubby little hands? Do you not realize that if they are successful here, it won't be that long before other states start doing the same stupid things? Have you considered that CA represents around 10% of the population of the entire country? What about the fact this gun was originally ordered by a CA duck club member?

I am not a buyer for your gun because I already have way too many Parkers, but I and many others get really pissed off about this "no sale to CA" bullshit. It's hard enough dealing with local stupidity without having to deal with counterproductive behavior from other states.

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#556899 - 10/16/19 01:55 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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I assume the PGCA letter gives no information about the original owner or purchaser, but a scan of the letter would be helpful in a sale. One reason to include California in your buyer group would be the fact that California buyers may be the only group that would pay $9400 for this gun, not that $9400 is unreasonable, eh?


Edited by eightbore (10/16/19 02:35 PM)

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#556900 - 10/16/19 01:58 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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Not selling to Californians, only handcuffs them in their ability to deal with gun regulation.
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#556901 - 10/16/19 02:08 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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Edited by Replacement (10/16/19 02:09 PM)

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#556902 - 10/16/19 02:10 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Replacement]
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Originally Posted By: Replacement
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Not selling to Californians, only handcuffs them in their ability to deal with gun regulation.


I'm guessing you never took a logic class in college. That's a complete load of crap with absolutely no basis in fact.


I'm guess that you don't shoot routinely with people from California.

It has everything to do with fact. Keeping guns from coming into CA is a big part of the Anti's agenda.
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#556903 - 10/16/19 02:37 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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I'm guess that you don't shoot routinely with people from California.

It has everything to do with fact. Keeping guns from coming into CA is a big part of the Anti's agenda.


I deleted my post because right after I posted it, I realized that I was not responding to the OP. The punctuation in your post caused me to misinterpret what you were trying to communicate.

I do shoot routinely with people from CA, because I live in CA. But we do the majority of our hunting out of state, except for ducks. You are correct that the state gooberment does not want guns coming into CA, and that's why the sellers' (plural, not just the OP) refusal to sell or ship to CA is so misguided.

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#556910 - 10/16/19 04:41 PM Re: F/S Parker 'DHE' 16/20 gauges 32" [Re: Robt. Harris]
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That is nice and rare collectible Parker, but personally, I wouldn't care where it went off to after I got my $9400 for it.
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