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Re: Joseph Loy engraved for L.C. Smith?
Some time ago a collector sent me copies of initials that are in Semmers book Remington Double Shotguns concerning a Grade DEO S/N 135955 a "highly engraved double containing the initials of Joseph Loy. The J is on the right and the L is on the left side of the frame" In another reference in the same book he makes the claim on page 179 of the "confirmed initials of Joseph Loy." As the story goes Remington didn't allow the engravers to sign their work so Loy surreptitiously entwined his initials in the engraving of some of his work. I don't have a copy of the book so I can't comment further. I believe the owner of the gun on the internet believes the lines just above the trigger guard on the trigger plate form the letters J and L.