Parker AHE 20 Gauge
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The Grade 6 grade was introduced about 1875 and at the time was the highest grade produced. It was initially sold for $300 (the $250 and $300 Dollar grade).
The barrels were made of the finest Damascus steel and later were available also with Acme fluid steel barrels. The hammer gun barrel bolsters have the characteristic teardrop sculpture and some hammerless guns have a single bead around the barrel bolsters. The stock is the finest English or Circassian walnut, highly figured with a gold shield and gold pistol grip cap. The stock is elegantly checkered and has fleur-de-lis carved side panels. Stocks were fitted with a skeleton butt plate as standard but recoil pads were an option. The engraving is of the finest quality and dogs or game scenes are a standard motif.
Ejectors were a common option found on Grade 6 hammerless guns, which would make the grade designation AHE.
(Source: Parker Gun Collector Association)
This beautiful example was originally built in 1918. It was an honor and privilege to restore it to its original beauty.
- New butt stock, straight grip, English walnut, with skeleton butt plate and gold oval fit, fleur-de-lis side panels
- Refinish forend wood to match new stock
- Checker new stock and re-cut forend checkering to original
- Polish barrels
- Engrave, re-cut borders on barrels as needed
- Rust blue barrels
- Polish receiver and all other parts for correct finish
- Repair screws
- Re-cut engraving on trigger guard, skeleton butt plate and all repaired screws
- Color case harden receiver, top lever, forend iron, latch, housing and tip
- Charcoal blue trigger guard, butt plate, safety, screws
- Set barrels back on face
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