Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1363: Documented Parker Brothers VH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Documented Parker Brothers VH Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Parker Bros
Model: VH
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 536
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 287
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1929. Blued Vulcan Steel barrels with single steel bead sight on the matte concave rib, chambers measured at 2 1/2 inches with single extractor, and choke constrictions of .030/.037. Casehardened boxlock action with double triggers, automatic safety, and light zig-zag border. Multi-point checkered forend with Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with Parker grip cap, blank inscription shield, and dog's head buttplate. The configuration is confirmed on page 579 of "Parker Gun Identification and Serialization" by Price and Fjestad. Stock measurements: 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% plus professionally reapplied blue finish on the barrels, 40% original case colors on the action, traces of blue on the triggerguard, a repaired small dent on the left side of the left barrel, overall light handling evidence, a few marks in the wood, and crisp wood checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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