I’m in desperate need of help, please.
I went on a pheasant hunt last week, and I carried my Elsie to which I put to very good use on several birds.
After about an hour of hunting and on the approximate 10th shot of the day, a pheasant flew up, and I shot. My whole world became surreal because my left barrel exploded, split open and is bent outward. There is about an 8 inch split in the barrel, and the sight ramp leading to the front sight split as well. Also, there is another strip of steel below the barrels, and it was blown downward into a U shape. The whole barrel assembly is ruined. I can send pictures if you want to see. There is nothing to report regarding the ammo I was using—just some standard Winchester store bought rounds.
What gun is this? In early 2019 I was asked to submit a story to LCSCA telling the history of this very, very cherish part of our family. Specifically, Serial Number is 354331 which is a 12 gauge Trap Grade, SxS with 30” barrels. This is the very same gun recounted in the story published in the Summer, 2019 edition of The Journal of the L. C. Smith Collectors Association which begins on page 26 and is entitled ‘The Unexpected Journeys of the Todd L. C. Smith Shotgun. As the last sentence of the article states, ‘The gun is precious to me.’
I am heartbroken.
How, where can I purchase a replacement barrel assembly? Please tell me some good news.
I can be reached at 214-577-7625 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for any and all help.
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