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Unread 01-15-2020, 12:01 AM   #1
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A friend called today about a set of 20 gauge barrels he has a chance to buy. Their serial number is 237731, 26 long, vent rib. According to the Serialization book that number has XT code 14 which is single trigger and ejectors. I believe it is also for BTFE. However, 18 is code for vent rib. So, without seeing the barrels would it be a good bet the rib was added aftermarket? Would anyone reading have the rest of the gun?
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Unread 01-15-2020, 08:27 AM   #2
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Mike use the serial number in the search engine and that gun has been talked about on here years ago.
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Mike, the barrels will need to be examined by a Parker expert in order to determine if the vent rib is a Parker Bros. factory installation. A research letter rather than the Serialization book info would likely be more accurate but may still not address the vent rib... even if done by PB.






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Almost 10 years but cool.
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It's quite possible the serial number is engrave on the underside of the rib if the rid is original
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Last three digits usually between (if I remember correctly) the second and third posts from the breech end... hard to see - need good lighting and possibly an inspection mirror.





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I think my DHE 20 and the VHE 20 skeet have the entire serial number engraved on the bottom of the rib.
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I have a DHE 16 vent rib that letters. I tried to get a dental mirror under the rib and search for a serial number just to see if there was a number there. But there just isn't enough clearance between the rib and the barrel to see.
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I should have included magnifying glass in my earlier post. A strong light obliquely directed from the opposite side and a magnifying glass should reveal something.





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I have a GHE 32 inch vent rib 16 that's original but the serial number is very hard to find under the rib.
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