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Re: L.C. Smith sxs
Posted by Tom Archer on August 13, 2021, 10:14 am, in reply to "L.C. Smith sxs
Your friend has a very early Grade 1 Smith gun with auto-ejectors. Without pics, it's impossible to know what the faint A and S stamps may be; but I suspect they could be associated with the patent date stamp. The key to your gun ID is the "1E" stamp: the "1" stamp denoting Grade and the "E" stamp denoting auto-ejectors. The Grade 1 gun was a lower grade gun, and all early Grade 1 guns came standard with Damascus barrels; but auto-ejectors were optional and an extra cost item (typically $25). This gun was likely made in 1892; but you need to order a research letter and to whatever details remain regarding the factory information we have on this gun.