A little information about the gun.
Serial Number 3385XX with 00 under it
12 gauge with barrels measuring 28 1/4"
LC Smith on both side plates
Right barrel is marked LC Smith Field grade
Left barrel unmarked
Rib says Hunter Arms Co. Fulton. New York.
Bottom side of barrels are marked 42 Armor Steel
Receiver is stamped PxTD OCT5-86 and PATD JULY 13,86
Serial numbers on the water table and barrels match. What does not match is the number on the forend metal. It is stamped 15. I removed the metal on the forend to see if the wood was marked but it was not.
I have a letter the owner sent to LC Smith in 1949 calming the gun was not working. They sent him a letter back basically saying to send the gun in for work and included a price sheet of their services.
Also, on the receiver are stamped first initials and last name of my mothers uncle. I am guessing from the looks of it that he himself stamped them. Was curious as to if he sent the gun in for repair they (LC Smith) would have stamped his initials or not. Also, if it was repaired at some point would that explain the mis matched number 15 on the forend.
As far as I can tell the gun is a 1912 production. We believe he is the original owner but not 100%. I was hoping someone would have a little bit more information than what I have come up with so far. I am an avid hunter and outdoorsman and restoring this gun to working condition would be awesome. Like I said before, I do realize it is a basic model LC Smith but the gun needs to be in the field where it belongs.....if possible. I am going to try and figure out how to post some pictures. Thank you and I appreciate the help.