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Re: LC Smith
Posted by Tom Archer on August 22, 2021, 3:14 pm, in reply to "Re: LC Smith
Photos confirm that your gun does have Hunter's very early Type I auto-ejector mechanism; and as FYI, it is common for these early double guns ordered for ACTUAL use as a competition gun not to have an auto safety device. These no-safety guns were called "Live Bird" guns because such guns built during this time frame were used by competitive live pigeon shooters, and a bird accidently lost due to a safety slide being in the wrong position could cost a shooter hundreds of dollars; so the simplest way to entirely avoid that risk was to avoid ordering such a gun with an auto safety device in the first place.