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Unread 01-11-2019, 09:13 PM   #1
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Would Parker Reproduction # 12-00093 be the 93rd Reproduction Produced? Thanks
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We know it would have been the 93rd ‘standard’ 12 gauge DHE made.





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Okay . . . if 12-00093 is the 93rd 12-ga. standard DHE made, then what is this?
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I claim ignorance and probably shouldn’t have answered Steve’s question in the first place.

My answer to that question was as compared to the SSS and the SC guns.





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It's a .410 that has been the source of much mystery and intrigue.
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I had an A1 special 20-218 - couldn't have been the 218th produced, as the A1's didn't come out for a few years...
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I had an A1 special 20-218 - couldn't have been the 218th produced, as the A1's didn't come out for a few years...
Are you sure about that, Rex?

It has been found that each grade of Parker Reproductions DHE, BHE and A-1 Special and each gauge within each grade had their own unique set of serial numbers. It has also been found that special editions, i.e. Buffalo Bill, NSF, SSS, etc. were assigned their own set of serial numbers.

Disclaimer: Someone very close to the Parker Reproduction project has told me that there may be a couple of examples of serial numbers assigned to guns that have fallen outside of what was stated above.
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Are you sure about that, Rex?

It has been found that each grade of Parker Reproductions DHE, BHE and A-1 Special and each gauge within each grade had their own unique set of serial numbers. It has also been found that special editions, i.e. Buffalo Bill, NSF, SSS, etc. were assigned their own set of serial numbers.

Disclaimer: Someone very close to the Parker Reproduction project has told me that there may be a couple of examples of serial numbers assigned to guns that have fallen outside of what was stated above.
If each grade of gun was serialized uniquely, then yes, mine could have been the 218th...

I assumed (seems incorrectly) that all the 20 gauges were serialized together regardless of grade. Learn something new every day.
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Buffalo Bill and NFS, what are they? I know a little about the Steel Shot Special (SSS) and the Duck Stamp Special but these two are new to me.
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Buffalo Bill and NFS, what are they?
The Buffalo Bill/Annie Oakley and the National Sporting Fraternity Limited guns by Parker Reproductions were both special limited editions done up especially for their respective organizations. They had their own set of serial numbers and markings. Below are examples of both the National Sporting Fraternity Limited and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center guns and how each were uniquely marked.
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