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Unread 10-01-2019, 01:22 PM   #21
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Here are PGCA Research Letters on two VH 16-gauge guns.

The 1907 0-frame has an Order Book No. 74 “requested” weight of 6 ¼ to 6 ¾ pounds.

The 1925 1-framed gun the Stock Book No. 75 “specifies” a 6 pounds 8 ounces gun.

On my postal scale I am looking at about 6 ¼ pounds for the 0-frame and 6 ¾ for the 1-frame, so ½ pound difference.

Karl: I discern a visual difference in the two receivers, and slight weight difference overall.

As for balance, no difference; maybe because the two-inch longer barreled 1-frame has barrels struck more “flared” (or swamped?)-looking toward the breach.

Alfred’s postulate about “a little extra attention” with the 0-frames motivated me to compare the two guns in that regard. The 0-frame wood is without question reasonably interesting on both sides; and the 1-frame definitely less interesting on the left side and very plain on the right.

I exact additional dividends from my gun purchases when these questions are raised. Thanks.
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The 1907 0-frame has an Order Book No. 74 “requested” weight of 6 ¼ to 6 ¾ pounds.

The 1925 1-framed gun the Stock Book No. 75 “specifies” a 6 pounds 8 ounces gun.

On my postal scale I am looking at about 6 ¼ pounds for the 0-frame and 6 ¾ for the 1-frame, so ½ pound difference.

I see that the 0-frame gun weighs at exactly the minimum of the requested weight range and the 1-frame gun comes in 4 ounces above the maximum of the requested weight range - so, it seems to me they both should have been made on the 0-frame.





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