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Re: LC serial number 352430R
Mike, Your gun dates to very late in 1915, and the pad is not vintage correct. Also, Hunter never stamped the chokes on the tubes. Another sign of refinishing is the blued frame and the "deep blue" color.
I suggest that you show the gun to someone familiar with bluing types, as hot bluing tends to weaken the solder between the tubes, ultimately causing loose ribs.