I have zero issues with the letter as issued by Mr Jim. The records are the records. My apologies to him if I have implied such. I have; however, read about the inconsistencies of Cody letters for the same gun. Are those the result of human error, or just misinterpretation?
A gun that is stamped a 3 with grade 3 engravings is a grade 3, even if it was shipped out at a discount for a friend. I believe I am aware of at least one other grade 3 10ga that was improperly recorded, raising the total to at least 53 produced.
Perhaps someone will write an article on mistakes in the ledger books.