I do not think the bite plate was extended towards the tip before I got it. It is possible but I do not know why anyone would do that. I think it is more likely that the tip was shortened at some point due to a drop and or a lot of tip cutting from refacing.
Since I was able to salvage the bite plate, this ended up being a $245 job.
Keith, great work on that! I think you are correct, the bite plate inset doesn't look like it had been extended- a lot of the older NY double-rings had that crazy long bite plate insert.
I just found my notes on this mouthpiece by searching my email for F1, found the client I did it for, and then looked up my notes. When i first got it, it had already been worked on and closed down, and the work wasn't great. The client (who was a known "tinkerer" to me) insisted he wanted it brought further down to .085". I told him this scared me, as the material under the bite plate already seemed thin. After getting it back, he then wanted it opened back up a bit to .095". I advised against it, but he was quite insistent, and I relented. This was accomplished without cutting through to the bite plate, my notes and emails indicate. I don't doubt that it was further tinkered with again (I certainly didn't do any solder work on it). Sometimes hindsight is 20/20. Nice work resurrecting it!