Posted by JohnBoy on June 3, 2012, 12:01 pm 220.127.116.11
I recently acquired Serial Number 47446. On the underside of the bores there is a stamping SD&G on both bores. I wondered what that meant? There are no other stampings on the gun other than LC Smith and the Serial. The damascus is a thing of beauty on this one.
Posted by Drew Hause on June 3, 2012, 12:46 pm, in reply to "Barrel Stampings?" 18.104.22.168
Schoverling, Daly & Gales, a major distributor of Smith guns
I was woundering if anyone would now why in 1950 would a L.C. shotgun's serail number have one number stamped over on all parts barrel, water plate, ect.
Posted by JohnBoy on June 4, 2012, 9:07 pm, in reply to "'SD&G'" 22.214.171.124
Thanks Drew, I am fairly new to this, so please excuse my wanting more information. I have never heard mention of that company. Did they sell many LC Smith guns? And, did all the guns that they sold, have the stampings on the barrels? Just wondering.
Help with the date of manufacture?
Posted by JohnBoy on June 25, 2012, 7:14 pm, in reply to "Barrel Stampings?" 126.96.36.199
This gun, serial number 47446, comes up on the serial lookup as 1922 (if I am doing it right). I'm wondering if that is correct. The reason I am suspect is the Damascus barrels. Can anyone clarify my serial number lookup.
Tom, That is more like what I was thinking, I see that ser. 45999 (ended 1896) was hammerless 1893-1896 and then it would be the next ledger that is missing, 1899-1902 picks up with ser. 61200. So my best guess is 1897-then 1898. I appreciate your input in helping me date the old girl. I'm going to pretty her up and go shooting. It's sure a fine old gun.