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Unread 03-06-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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Hello all, am new to the Parker group. I have just purchased a VH 16ga with 28 inch barrels, mfg in 1907. I have admired these guns for many years and have bought my first and probably not last. I am a lover of side by side guns, currently own 3 Lefever doubles and an Italian Bernardelli Gamecock Premeir. Looking foreward to hunting with the Parker this year!
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Welcome Michael,
Describe your 16 VH a little more. Does it have capped pistol grip or straight grip. Any options. I have 2 parker 16s a DHE and a Trojan.
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It has a capped pistol grip, no ejectors. Just a very nice original gun, no cracks or problems with the wood. Origional 2 5/8 chambers I guess. Should I have them opened up to 2 3/4? Has steel barrels.
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No.

That gun, with 2 5/8" chambers, was designed to be used with 2 3/4" shells.
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So leave the chambers alone, I guess Polywad and other sights sell 2 1/2 inch shells for use in Damascus?
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I went back and checked my specs and I was told this gun has 2 9/16 chambers, still OK for 2 7/8" shells??
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I shoot 2 3/4" shells in my 12 ga. DH with Titanic barrels which has 2 9/16" chambers.
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OK then, will use over the counter 2 3/4" shells when the season comes.
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Okay but use light loads. There is no reason to use "heavy" or magnum or 'max' loads in these guns.
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So leave the chambers alone, I guess Polywad and other sights sell 2 1/2 inch shells for use in Damascus?
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Does your VH16 have damascus barrels? Yes, leave chambers and chokes alone. Shoot her enough and you'll leave those other guns in the safe.
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