I went back and re-gauged the barrels. In order to verify the gauges accuracy I took a piece of barrel stub from a cut-off win 1897 and mic'd it and found the inner diameter to be .727. I then used the 12 gauge ring supplied with he bore gauge (it mic'd at .700) to zero in the bore gauge and then inserted it in the barrel stub and it read to between .727 and .728
I then re-gauged the LC smith barrels.
From the breach end past the forcing cone read .720 without any fluctuation.
From the Muzzle end past the choke area read .720 without any fluctuation.
From the breach end past the forcing cone read .722 without any fluctuation.
From the Muzzle end past the choke area read .722 without any fluctuation.
I am thinking it would be safe to assume that with these dimensions and the general original wear look of the barrels that they have been untouched in regards to honing, cone lengthening etc.? I am not looking for a confirmation of safety but just some thoughts on originality of the condition.