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Unread 04-03-2022, 01:22 PM   #11
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Yes David, I meant cross not falcon. Dean is correct that there are no records for the period/serial number range. I just wasn't sure what the D and G meant.
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A gun in the 230,000 range would not have any Remington codes indicating date of manufacture.
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Sounds to me like 230236 was rebarreled by Remington with barrels made in DG D = September G = 1938 and had two trips to Ilion for repairs LH3 L = February H = 1939 and LJ3 L = February J = 1940.

I've recorded the Maltese Cross markings on barrels with 1937 and 1938 date codes.

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Are the proof stamps on the barrel flats PARKER BROS. or PARKER GUN WORKS?
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Sounds to me like 230236 was rebarreled by Remington with barrels made in DG D = September G = 1938 and had two trips to Ilion for repairs LH3 L = February H = 1939 and LJ3 L = February J = 1940.

I've recorded the Maltese Cross markings on barrels with 1937 and 1938 date codes.

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Are the proof stamps on the barrel flats PARKER BROS. or PARKER GUN WORKS?
The stamps on the flats are very small and tight against the lug Dave. I'll try to get pics tomorrow.
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I spoke with Mr. DelGrego this morning and he explained that this stamping was used by his Grandfather when he re-barreled a gun. He asked if the forend lug had a 1 or 2 on it (which it did not) so he said that the original barrels must have been blown up or otherwise damaged so they replaced them with a set from their inventory. So, there we have it......
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That's a nice touch and bit of history Joe. Others may not like it, but I find a restorer's stamp in an unobtrusive place to be worthwhile, and valuable. I had an LC Trap Grade restored by Turnbull and he did the Dt stamp on the action flats for a 10% discount. I sold the gun some years later and felt the Dt stamp added provenance and value.
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Most interesting - I bought a trashed out VH grade SN 129XXX with a perfect set of barrels (so marked) and had them fit to a very nice original GH Damascus gun receiver buttstock and forend SN 133XXX by Babe Del Grego sometime in the early 1990s. They were not marked with the "LDG" rebarreled stamp.

When I sold the gun I freely gave the restoration and the invoice history with copies of Del Grego's correspondence. The gun had good modern dimensions and beautiful wood for an early Grade 2 so it sold right away. Having dealt with Del Grego's since 1967, I have never seen the "LDG" stamp as depicted on any of the guns I observed on my many visits hanging out in their shopl
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Sounds to me like 230236 was rebarreled by Remington with barrels made in DG D = September G = 1938 and had two trips to Ilion for repairs LH3 L = February H = 1939 and LJ3 L = February J = 1940.

I've recorded the Maltese Cross markings on barrels with 1937 and 1938 date codes.

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Are the proof stamps on the barrel flats PARKER BROS. or PARKER GUN WORKS?
Dave;

The stamps say PARKER GUN WORKS. Here is the best photo I can produce.
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Kevin, I probably did not recount what was told to me as precisely as I should have. I got a little distracted when Mr. DelGrego told me how many barrels his Grandfather bought from the factory. I believe the key to the use of the mark on a re-barrel job was if the barrel used was from their inventory.
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The stamps say PARKER GUN WORKS. Here is the best photo I can produce.
That convinces me that my assessment was correct.
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