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Re: Grade 0
Posted by Andrew on August 4, 2018, 3:29 pm, in reply to "Re: Grade 0
Thank you for your response. My tools are locked up in the shop for a week or so to remove the stock. I created a photobucket but it won't let me in to load pictures. So far, the bores and chambers are correct. There is no evidence of modifications. The gun is nice and tight and everything functioning. I've dated the sn to 1899 and the Damascus is present. No rust. Just a pretty patina. The color is gone from the action and the crack is along the spine about 3- inches behind the action. Everything is solid, but once the shop is open I'll borescop and measure the barrels, but so far, I'm confident that this is a fully functioning Smith gun. And believe me; What I spend for stock repair will be worth it. I paid VERY LITTLE for the gun. I'm hoping to get it all done for the spring event at Deep River, here in NC.