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Re: My Uncle’s LCS Syracuse 10 Bore F Grade Hammer Gun
Hi Doug, nice to hear from you again. Your uncle's gun is from 1884 or very early 1885. The serial numbers started at 10000 and the patent date for the side plate bar action lock was Nov. 27,1883 and the hammer gun was not produced until 1884.
The gun does need some tender loving care and I know that you will get it done. These early ones were made very nice with good wood and stout barrels.
Good luck with it and keep us posted.