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Unread 08-14-2019, 01:40 PM   #1
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Are Parker hammerless guns equipped with original 24” barrels comparable in value to Parkers equipped with 26” or 28” barrels?
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Charlie, they're certainly not popular and their use is pretty limited but they are rare so their value, depending on condition and bore, may not suffer... especially if it is 1 of 1 or something unusual like that.





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Dean, If I purchase this 28 ga gun with 24” barrels I would use it almost exclusively for quail hunting. Does that sound reasonable/practical?
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Dean is right on the money.

I would say they would be good for quail hunting or woodcock hunting.
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Charlie what grade is the gun?
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Oh my! That would be a 1 of 1 most likely Charlie. There was a 24" A Upgrade in a 28 gauge out there for sale not to long ago as I recall. Are we speaking of an upgrade or original ?
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Dean, If I purchase this 28 ga gun with 24” barrels I would use it almost exclusively for quail hunting. Does that sound reasonable/practical?

It sure does Charlie - and as Mills says, depending on the chokes, it would be a nice woodcock gun too.... and grouse in the early season too.

Hmm... an AHE 28... be still my heart!





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I don’t have all the details on this gun yet but it is equipped with Acme steel barrels. It is my understanding that only AH and BH guns have Acme barrels so at this point I have no reason to believe it is an upgrade. Do I assume correctly that an “upgrade” would be, for example, a VH that has been engraved at a later date in a manner typical of a higher grade gun? Were all “upgrades” done after Parker ceased production or were there instances when a lower grade gun was sent back to Parker for engraving etc to upgrade it?
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Do you have the serial number ?
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