Based on all the documention I have and all of the interviews I have conducted, Elmer Ballance never did the bedding himself. For example, the 1973-1974 L. H. Gun Company brochure states,All the Matched conditioned receivers made by Elmer that I have seen were built elsewhere, by other people. art
1) NoDoes 00049 have a Devine barrel? Is it in NM configuration? I wonder if JJH worked on service grade rifles, or just on NM rifles? I suppose it's possible Elmer Balance sent complete woodless NMs to JJH for the bedding? Did Elmer do his own bedding?