Made in the Riga branch of the company Stassart (Belgium, Liege) by Jean Riga Stassart – Liege gunsmith.
It is a work of art and a fine piece of workmanship that embodies Belgium’s long and admired history of firearm making. This shotgun reveals 100% engraving coverage and magnificent checkering that is an envy for the senses.
Parker Reproduction 20 gauge shotgun is in every respect equal—if not superior—to the originals. The technology and metallurgy available in the early 1980s was greatly superior to those of 1869 to 1942. These doubles are perfect for people who want vintage-gun character without all the vintage-gun hassles (worn out parts, poor repairs, lousy stock dimensions, etc.).
For sale is the Parker DHE model, which is the most popular of the higher grades. It is very tastefully engraved and flawlessly finished. Approx. 5,800 of this style were manufactured. Parker reproductions will never be made at affordable prices again. It would cost well over 12k if made like the 1980’s reproductions from japan. https://whiteflyer.com/the-parker-reproduction-story/