aakk9999 - 12:11 am on May 2, 2013 (gmt 0)
As far as the question goes, I'd use a custom 410 for that page specifically rather than 404 and I'd also noindex,nofollow it so the inbound weight didn't "go anywhere".
Why would you add noindex,nofollow to a page that responds with 410 Gone? If the response is 410, the HTML content is irellevant to bots. The virtue of 410 will stop inbound weight going anywhere.