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Clark Gable’s DHE 20ga
Unread 10-23-2020, 08:16 PM   #1
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Default Clark Gable’s DHE 20ga

Given to him by Carole Lombard, with case. 28ga
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Unread 10-23-2020, 08:21 PM   #2
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Tag says 28 gauge I noticed. Tell us more Bruce!
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As I recall there are a couple of threads discussing the history, records and lore of this gun on the site. Perhaps a thread search will provide a series of good reads.
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Was it a 20 ga or 28 ga we saw at the banquet in Vegas?
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What a great third wife.
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As I recall there are a couple of threads discussing the history, records and lore of this gun on the site. Perhaps a thread search will provide a series of good reads.
I suppose we could just end all discussions here in the forum and read past posts about topics that have been discussed throughout the ages.
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Carol got Clark a second hand gun! When 194298 was made Clark was selling neckties at Meier & Frank in Portland, Oregon. Seems that there are as many Clark Gable Parkers around as there are Annie Oakley Parkers.
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That is one cool leg o' mutton case. Gun ain't so bad, either .......

How long are the barrels on this 194298?

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Gable in 1935 holding a Remington Model 32, Winchester Model 21, a Parker, and a Remington Model 17.



Gable had a BHE 32" barrel with BTFE 28g SN 201993 shipped 6-13-23 (obviously purchase later),
a 32" BHE 20g,
a 20g Skeet configured DHE given him by Joan Bennett,
and a VR A-1 Special purchased at the New York Sportsman's Show, from the Remington rep Cliff Baldwin, after the NYC premier of Gone With the Wind Dec. 19, 1939.
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=2301
He later gave the A-1 to Gary Cooper. Leaning on the car



He also had a 20g CHE 2 barrel set
http://parkerguns.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13455

1955 and I don't know which 20g and it appears to have a cheekpiece

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October 1941 and discussion https://www.doublegunshop.com/forums...&Number=566298



Brief film of Gable & Lombard hunting at 4:30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR6NiBMRnD8
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