Invincible Grade Parker VHE by Pachmayr Gun Works
Engraved and Inlaid by Gino Cargnel
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Item 660688363
Location Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
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A Parker Invincible created by Pachmayr Gun Works, the last of ten such guns produced by them between about 1965 and 1983. This one belongs to the maker, Freddy Brunner. It was engraved by master engraver Gino Cargnel (1938-2000).

The gun was a typical VHE 12 gauge 1 1/2 frame produced by Parker in about 1930. 231,540 serial number. It has 32-inch barrels choked full and modified.

The photos best convey the work done by Mr. Brunner and Mr. Cargnel. You can view photos of the original three Invincibles, which are now in the National Firearms Museum: http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/the-galleries/robert-e-petersen-collection/crown-jewels.aspx - Compare the engraving and inlays to the original Invincibles.

According to Mr. Brunner, the cost to have one of these done by Pachmayr was $40,000. He retained this last one in his collection and I am selling it on consignment for him. It has been fired, but remains in excellent condition.

The bores remain as-new, mirror-bright, with no pitting or dark areas. Close inspection of the barrel rib shows some areas of light pitting scattered along the length of the rib that existed before the gun was customized. It's not obvious due to the milled surface of the rib. See photos 125 and 126 for example. There are no visible defects on the outside of the barrels, though.

I can find three small marks anywhere on the butt. See photos 81 and 86. There are three small bumps in a line on the left side of the stock which look to be original finish that was was not sanded down before the final coat of finish was applied. Not very visible and I was unable to capture them in a photo. But seen when the stock is held in the light at an angle. The stock is fitted with a Pachmayr Old English recoil pad which remains in good condition, clean and pliable. I can find no defects on the forend.

The metal work is impressive and rather than attempting to describe it, I will refer you to the photos.

The gun comes in a nicely done custom-built case. The outside shows few marks and is pretty clean except for where the heavy leather straps have left a some green discoloration. The leather is in good shape, not cracked. Inside, the green felt shows a little wear in spots but is clean, not stained. It's still attractive. The leather pad intended to support the front of the receiver shows some wear, as shown in photo 119. I do not have the key to the lock on the case. But overall, a sturdy and attractive case that was made with care. See the photos of the corner detail, for example.

The shotgun measures 48 9/16 inches overall. The length of pull to the rear trigger is 13 7/8 inches. As best as I can measure, the drop at the comb is 1 1/2 inches and the drop at the heel is 2 1/2 inches. See the photo. I don't detect any cast. I'm right-handed and tall and the stock fits me well.

Total weight of the gun and case is 17 lbs.

I'm selling this on consignment for Mr. Brunner and have not fired it myself. If you would like photos of some detail not shown here, let me know. If I've omitted any important detail or you think something is not right, do let me know. I am not a Parker expert by any means. However I will be glad to put you in contact with Mr. Brunner, the master gun maker who created these, so you can ask any questions that I cannot answer.

The buyer pays only the actual shipping and insurance cost, no "handling" fees. The shipping weight will be about 20 lbs and the cost will depend on the insured value and yoru ZIP code. Note that I get favorable UPS rates, lower than what you will see on the UPS website.

I must collect sales tax or a resale certificate from California buyers.

A personal check is OK if you don't mind waiting ten banking days before shipment. If you're in a hurry, use a money order or bank check.

E-mail if you have any questions. Note that I can't access my e-mail every day, so don't despair if I don't answer right away.

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Manufacturer
Parker
Model
Pachmayr Invincible
Barrel Length
32 inch
Gauge
12
Capacity
2
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