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Lot 473: Winchester Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 20 Gauge Two Barrel Set

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Engraved Winchester Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Factory Engraved Winchester Parker Reproduction DHE Grade 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: Parker Reproduction Double Barrel Shotgun
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib barrel
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 445
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 282
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured a faithful reproduction of the beloved Parker shotgun. Single brass bead sight on the solid matte rib, 3 inch chambers with ejectors, and chokes marked "MOD"/"FULL". The casehardened receiver shows the standard DHE grade engraving of hunting dogs on either side and a covey of pheasants on the underside along with "PARKER". Single selective trigger and automatic tang safety. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered walnut splinter forearm with Deeley style latch and engraved fittings and straight grip stock blank inscription oval and engraved skeletonized buttplate around checkered bare butt. Includes a second set of rare original Krieghoff manufactured 28 inch 16 gauge barrels. According to page 179 of "The Parker Story" by Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, and Cote, only some 150 of these 16 gauge barrel sets were made by Krieghoff starting in 1994. Also included are two original boxes, shipping box for both of the boxes and case, leather bound takedown case that houses the whole set, canvas cover, and two nickel snap caps. Barrel measurements for the 16 gauge set (R/L): bore diameters measured 9 inches from the breech .663/.663 inches; choke constriction .017/.023 inches; minimum wall thickness .039/.035 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the 20 gauge set (R/L): bore diameters measured 9 inches from the breech .618/.619 inches; choke constriction .018/.039 inches; minimum wall thickness .037/.034 inches; 1 13/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 8 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish and case colors with limited handling marks, some dried oil on the barrels, crisp engraving and sharp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is very good with storage and handling marks.



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