Lot #3574
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Lot 3575: Parker Brother .410 Bore VHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3575: Parker Brother .410 Bore VHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500
Price Realized:

Exceedingly Rare Parker Brother .410 Bore VHE Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Single Trigger

Manufacturer: Parker Bros
Model: VHE
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1635
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 296
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1941 according to the Remington added date code present on the barrel flats, on the desirable 000 frame. Blued steel barrels with dual white beads on the highly highly sought after vent rib, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked as "MOD"/"FULL". The casehardened action displays the standard light zig-zag border engraving with "PARKER" marked on the underside. The gun features a tang mounted manual safety and a single selective trigger. Attractively figured, multi-point checkered, beavertail forend with engraved fittings and Deeley latch release along with the straight grip stock with blank inscription shield and Parker dog's head buttplate. According to the chart on page 258 of "The Parker Story" by Gunther, Mullins, Parker, Price, and Cote, only 5 guns were ever built with this combination of barrel length and gauge, making this quite a rare gun not to mention the addition of the ejectors and single trigger. This gun is quite possibly the only one to have ever been built in this configuration. The gun includes a leather bound takedown case with Parker trade label. Stock measurements: 1 9/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 99% refurbished blue finish, 80% original case colors with the remained a darkened color, minor handling evidence, a few light pressure dings in the wood, some varnish loss, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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