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Re: "H" serial number prefix
Just to add a few more things, the first serial number I have for the "H" prefix is H201, circa 1918. In catalogs of this period in the description for hammer guns it lists H for 12 gauge guns and HH for 10 gauge guns. This was for ordering hammer guns from local merchants as you were not able to order from Hunter Arms Co. In "The Legend Lives", John Houchins wrote that 10 gauge hammer guns would have a HH on the receivers water table, the irony is that there were no 10 gauge hammer guns made after 1918. The last 10 gauge I have listed was made in 1917. After 1918 only 16 gauge and 12 gauge hammer guns were made.
Chick, it seems your Grade 1 had a set of Royal Steel barrels from a hammer gun. Not an unusual thing to see on regular framed guns.