Posted by John Vickers on January 7, 2011, 11:50 am 22.214.171.124
First off, I'm new to L.C. Smith shotguns.I am looking at a Field Grade, SN FW 20139. The gun is tight and in fair shape. My primary question is about the safety. This safety has 3 positions. It's an automatic safety, and resets properly when the gun is opened. However, the safety can be moved back one more notch beyond the S showing in the hole in the slide. Is this normal or is something wrong?
I also am somewhat confused about the year of manufacture. If I looked correctly the serial number indicates 1949 as the year of manufacture. However this gun has Hunter Arms Company Fulton NY, USA stamped on the left barrel.