Re: Parker Hale Serial Number location
Yes, the left side of the chamber would be the correct place for the serial number, 1841 in your case!
I bought my PH used last year, the serial number is 1011 and is not safe to shoot. It was bought from a prop gun auction in CA. The screw that holds the rear sight was bored thru the top of the barrel into the chamber. This was discovered by Todd Watts as he was defarbing it. So it has been regulated to blanks only. I'll probably end up buying an after market barrel from Hoyt or Whitacre for it. I'd like to hunt with it.
BTW it also has the 2 piece stock. See Massive Todd Watts Enfield Defarb!!! for some pics of it.
Michael Phillips, GGG Grandson of
Pvt Edmond Phillips, 44th NCT, Co E, "The Turtle Paws"
Mustered in March 1862
Paroled at Appomattox C.H. Virginia, April 15, 1865
"Good, now we'll have news from Hell before breakfast."
Was Gen Sherman's response upon hearing the capture and execution of 3 reporters who had followed from Atlanta, by the rebels.
The execution part turned out to be false. Dagg Nabbit!