Posts Tagged ‘Parker’
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Terry Williams grew up shooting Winchester Model 37s and then Browning automatics, but after high school he lost interest in hunting. Then, along came a good friend who helped renew it.
“He was into classic doubles and from there I became enamored with Parkers and others,” Williams says.
Williams, who calls North Carolina home, has owned many classic shotguns, but his dream gun is his DHE Parker 16 gauge, which he purchased from Herschel Chadick, a purveyor of fine guns, in Texas 20 years ago.
While Williams didn’t know the previous owner(s), he says whoever originally ordered the double gun used it as a bird gun, as indicated by its chokes – cylinder and improved cylinder – and its 26” barrels. “It’s a classic bird gun. It also has higher grade wood which indicates it was requested this way or Remington (which purchased Parker in 1934) was running out of lesser stocks. The gun was in beautiful condition, which indicates it was well taken care of and used sparingly,” Williams says. The “D” refers to the grade (“A” being top of the line), while the H references it is hammer-less and E its ejectors.
Williams describes his DHE Parker 16 gauge as the gun he always searched for. “It’s hunted birds in Montana, Wisconsin, Maine and Virginia as well as the mountains of North Carolina,” he says, “It’s the go-to gun!”
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
On May 13, the Pheasant Fest crew headed to Omaha. We were joined by 30 other Pheasants Forever members for PF’s annual new shotgun test event. We shot 17 new guns on a beautiful sunny (and yes windy) day just outside of Omaha at Werner Valley Shooting Complex on the banks of the Platte River.
First off, I have never shot at a more beautiful facility in my life. The lodge, sporting clays, and 5-stand were state-of-the-art with a leather-appointed indoor range to top it off.
We shot several new models and some slightly older models with upgrades. We shot guns from Beretta, Benelli, Remington, Winchester, Browning, Connecticut Shotgun, CZ, Stoeger, Ithaca, Weatherby, Fausti USA, Verona, Franchi, Ugartechea, Parker, and an optic from Burris. We also took full advantage of the beautiful indoor range and shot a DPMS Panther 5.56 and Kimber .45.
All of the guns performed great; however, there were two that when all was said and done, people wanted to shoot more. The first was the Benelli Legacy 28 Gauge, while the second most popular was the gun with the mounted Burris Speed Bead.
After the shoot, we all adjourned to the lodge to discuss the guns and talk about National Pheasant Fest coming to Omaha next January 28, 29, and 30 in 2011.
To learn more about all these fine guns look for your Pheasants Forever Fall Magazine for my article giving you the specifics!