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Re: Interesting Syracuse LCS Hammer Gun
Doug: that is an interesting pattern called "Bernard ribbon" or "Rubans Royal" (by Manufacture Liegeoise
) and it has been found on 1892-1897 hammerless No. 1, but which were unmarked as such. We've also seen the pattern on a 1902 F grade hammer gun.
These barrels were marked "Laminated Steel"
The "Trap Gun" buttplate is commonly found on late hammerless Syracuse and c. 1890-1910 No. 0 to 2 grade Fulton guns. No "Trap Gun" was advertised in the pre-1913 catalogs, and the buttplate was likely a marketing tool to promote Smith guns for the increasingly popular sport of trap shooting.