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Unread 08-08-2021, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Uncheckered Forend?

The forend on my 12ga hammer gun doesn't have any checkering, nor signs of worn checkering. Was this common?

It's a “PHE” Grade Field Model, #1 frame, SxS 12 ga with hammers, 30” Twist barrels, barrel wt. 45oz., w/extractors, single brass muzzle sight, 2-9/16”chambers and fishtail top lever, splintered forend. Manufactured in 1887, Serial # 52485, with all matching numbers.

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It was originally checkered.

The wood on that forend has been so over-sanded at some time that it has all been long lost. It is functional, but beyond that, it is a total loss.
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My CH was ordered without forend checkering Yours looks sanded as the latch looks proud of the wood just a guess a letter may answer your question and you dont have a PHE a PhE is a hammerless gun with ejectors
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Steve, we would like to see a scan of the PGCA letter on your CH. Thanks.
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My CH was ordered without forend checkering Yours looks sanded as the latch looks proud of the wood just a guess a letter may answer your question and you dont have a PHE a PhE is a hammerless gun with ejectors
Okay so if it's a P grade with hammers and extractors how is it described?
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It is described as a Grade-1 top action hammer gun. You can replace the 1 with a P and basically have the same description.





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Steve, we would like to see a scan of the PGCA letter on your CH. Thanks.
Why ? How did you sleep last night Bill and who is WE ? LOL
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There were guns without checkering on both the forend and stock. I believe most of these were "0" grade lifters. Though there may have been top actions too. And customers requests as previously stated.

That sounds like an interesting CH, I like that you have it in the letter! Very cool...
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