Re: L. C. Smith Field Grade Archived Message
Posted by John Vickers on January 8, 2011, 6:26 am, in reply to "Re: L. C. Smith Field Grade"
Thanks for the reply. |
Your explanation makes sense. I went back to the gun and tried opening it in both off safe positions. It does exactly what you said.
As for the age of the gun, the chart on the home page has overlapping serial numbers for 1920 and 1947. I suppose a research letter might clear this up.
I'm undecided about buying the gun. I'm looking for a shooter. But this gun has been redone. There is indication the barrels have been re hot blued. The casing has been redone. The wood has been refinished. Even the checkering looks near as new. The gun is tight and sound but must have been in pretty bad shape for someone to go to this extent.
Any input on a redone gun would be appreciated.