Any LC Smith owners around here?
My Grandfather handed down his LC Smith 16 ga side by side when I was 13 and I have enjoyed it very much. I'd like to know more about it, like how to figure out when it was made.
It was made at Hunter Arms in NY and I can remeber my Grandfather telling me he spec'd it to accept the "new" 2 3/4 shells. He ordered it the way he wanted it, field grade, lightweight frame, monte carlo stock and a semi beaver tail forearm. It's a "Hunter One Trigger" single trigger with a right/left sequence and 3/4 choke on the right open of the left. It is weighted very nicely, easy to raise and fits really well. There is no engraveing on the side plates but the stock and forearm do have some nice checkering, I'm guessing the stock is walnut. I think it is from the 40's-early 50's. My Dad told me he always remebers my Grandfather having it and he hunted with him from a young age. It's got some character but is in very good condition,no pitting and the blueing is thin only in one place where the forearm has rubbed it. I've kept it cleaned and oiled in it's original leg o mutton break down case. The only use it's seen lately was at a clays course and that was about 5 years ago (sad I know). Unfortunatly I think I used to heavy a load as I was getting double reports at the end of the day (both barrels where fireing when I pulled the trigger) so I need to have the spring checked and maybe replaced.
Anyone know a code for LC Smith's from the Hunter Arms era and what is a safe shell to use.?
After my Grandfather passed I found his old Red Head upland bird coat in his hunting closet with his last licence still clipped to the back and Federal Gold Label shells in the loops, I kept that as well as I was the only Grandchild that shared his love of the outdoors.
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