Re: Parker Hale Serial Number location
I don't remember the serial number range anymore, but teh first "batch" of Parker-Hale Rifle-Muskets (the Musketoon came out iin 1974, I think the Rifles in 1976, and the RM's in 1978 [?)] were a wee bit controversial due to two problems that were resolved:
1. Gas leaks from the breech block burning the stock in the lock mortice.
2. The two piece stocks appeared to be the Rifle length stock with a longer forearm spliced on and the joint concelaed by the barrel band.
I also do not remember whether these were recalled and replaced with a corrected version, or whether PH corected the problem in the next batch on out.
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