I came across this gun last week at a flea market and jotted down some notes, took some quick cell phone photos but little else. I looked in Brophy's book and read David Williamson's notes but still have a question.
The gun is serial # 205** and is a grade 2, 12 gauge. The left barrel is marked L C SMITH MAKER SYRACUSE NY as you would expect but on the right barrel, DAMASCUS STEEL-PARRIS. They have a crown over GL proof and Pat JUNE 83. On the receiver flats are the same patents as the lower gun on page 45 of Brophy's book, JUL 13,86 OCT 5,86 and MAR 29,83. I did not measure the barrels and I do not recall the butt but the serial numbers matched where I expected to find them. Did not remove locks.
I am not at all familiar with these older guns and my expert passed away a few weeks back so I'm having to lean on you all. The word Parris, regarding the Damascus steel barrels is something I don't recall ever seeing on an L C Smith. Is this a rare variation or just an old Syracuse gun?