RARE 410 PARKER VHE SHOTGUN

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

RARE 410 PARKER VHE SHOTGUN

23-5530
Cal. 410
S# 220571

This desirable little gun is not listed in identification ledger. It has 26″ Vulcan steel barrels with narrow matted rib. Barrel flats and lump have all correct factory markings including “000” frame size on rear of lump. Flat is also stamped with May 53 Remington repair date code. Case hardened small size Parker action features automatic safety and double triggers. Watertable with lightening cuts has all correct markings. Action is engraved with wiggle borders and Parker name in usual V style. S# is on blued trigger guard tang. Round knob pistol grip buttstock of plain American walnut measures 13-3/4″ over Parker dogs head buttplate. Standard checkering is at grip. German silver shield on toeline is engraved “ENW”. Matching splinter ejector forend has usual Parker release which is not marked with patent dates. Dates are stamped on inside of iron. MEASUREMENTS: BBLS: Bore Diameter at muzzles: L .390 (full?). R .395 (mod?). Wall thickness: L .030. R .032. STOCK: DAH: 2-3/4″. DAC: 1-1/2″+. CAST: neutral. LOP: 13-3/4″. WEIGHT: 5 lb. 6 oz. CONDITION: very good to fine as factory refinished in 1953 (repair code). Barrels retaining over 90% factory blue over some knocks and dings. Action retains about 30% factory re-color where protected. Surfaces mostly present gray to brown smooth patina. Trigger guard retains about 70% of its factory reblue. Engraving softened. Stocks retain over 80% of factory refinish with many scratches and marks. Checkering shows light wear especially on forend. Bores are bright and shiny. Action is tight. Mechanically fine, except cocking hook needs to be pushed forward in order to assemble barrels into frame. Ejectors are slightly out of time. A scarce gun with 470 total 410 production as estimated in the “The Parker Story” about half with ejectors. 

STATUS: CURIO

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