What you showed me is a perfectly normal post break-up Parker-Hale barrelled 'assemblage' by Navy Arms, successors to Euroarms, in Italy, with Gardone Val Trompia proof marks. As I mentioned before, ALL genuine P-H barrels had run out by about 14000 or so.Ok - I figured out how to search past auctions and dug it up. Contrary data stamped all over the thing - Made in Birmingham, made in Italy, Navy Arms, Parker Hale, Pedersoli...
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The serial number is NOT any kind of P-H serial number. Apart from H in front of the serial number, denoting Henry rifling in the two and three band Volunteer rifles, P-H used nothing but numbers.
The Pedersoli stamping is a mystery, since Pedersoli did not make any kind of a Whitworth replication until around four years ago. I note that - 'Year of Manufacture: 2015 (CL Date Code), ATF Antique'.
Well, see Signore Pedersoli Jnr announcing it on October 27, 2016 -
The colour cased barrel bands are pure fiction - the P-H are blacked.
Also note, for future reference - that the correct form of the designation is Whitworth's Patent Rifling - however, this also appears on the Pedersoli version.
As I said before - get a REAL P-H with as early a serial number as you can find.
THIS is another Parker-Hale lockplate belonging, at the moment, to a friend - note that the colour case hardening is done properly with bone meal, and it is as hard as heck. The follow-ons are surface-infused, and can be scraped off with a bit of fingernail...also that this early, they had no clean-out screw in the nipple bolster, but by 888, my rifle, they had.
Be glad you missed this one, and keep looking - you won't be disappointed in the end, trust me.
Keep talking to me about it, though..................I have a LOT of 'shooting Whitworth' stuff.