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Old 03-14-2018, 10:15 AM   #11
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Hi Guys ,Where did this photo come from and where is this gun? Anyone know? Thanks
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:15 AM   #12
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Well, I copied the pic from a FOR SALE listing, the seller is apparently from Florida and it's #52 of the reported 133 0000-frame .410 Repros that were started when the factory closed. It is also the 2nd BHE .410 on a 0000-frame to be found having DHE style engraving. This one has "PROTOTYPE" and "NFS" stamped on the barrel flats. The other rare, odd and unusual BHE/DHE engraved .410 4/0 framed gun, which I have held and examined, doesn't have these additional stampings.
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Old 03-16-2018, 09:23 AM   #13
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Rumor was always that the unfinished 0000 frame guns were held by the Skeuse family. Some came out one at a time to Geofroy Gournet's shop for engraving and finishing. I don't expect Mr. Skeuse to confirm this information unless his family has plans to market these guns.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:30 AM   #14
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I find it is interesting to see a gun with a serial number of 52 being labeled
PROTOTYPE and NFS. One would normally expect to see that nomenclature
on the first one made, or a very low serial numbered gun, no number at all, or a "pxxx".
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Bill... Do you remember the serial number and or any of the markings on
the "sample gun" you saw several years ago the PR representative had
when you ordered your 4/0 gun? As I recall you tried to buy it but it was not
for sale.
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Sorry, Bill, I don't remember the serial number and I didn't take any pictures. It was an outstanding little gun and I wouldn't have expected a production gun to be any nicer.
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I purchased a repo 410 barrel years ago and have shot on my repo 28ga gun. This barrel is 0000 frame size with serial no. 410- 43826 choked Q1 & Q2. From what I’m reading on this post, the 0000 barrel should not fit on a 00 frame 28 ga. Note that when assembled on the 00 frame there is a small amount on play when unbreached., locks up tight when breached. Am I asking for trouble pairing these two together.? Also how do you explain the high serial number?
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Pin separation of the two frame sizes is not identical if the 0000 marked barrels are actually 0000 frame barrels. Most are actually mismarked 00 size and should fit a 28 gauge Repro just fine. 0000 size barrels are unheard of not attached to a gun.
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Thanks Bill. Do you know the pin separation on a 00 frame and a 0000 frame.
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Pin separations are listed on page 527?? of The Parker Story. In my experience, the 000 pin separation is the same as the 0000 frame.
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