Re: My Father's Father's shotgun is now mine. FW117848 Archived Message
Posted by David W on October 23, 2006, 7:30 pm, in reply to "My Father's Father's shotgun is now mine. FW117848"
Jack, without you posting the serial number, we can't tell. If you did look it up, then you should be right. The thing that throws me off is the 3 position safety, I thought that they eliminated that by 1920. The FW means Featherweight, which is supposed to be a lighter gun, but some say on here that they have Regular frame guns that weigh less than the FW frame guns.|
In my opinion I would only shoot low pressure shells, no more than 7800-8000 psi. I know that Winchester makes a light target load, with 1 oz. of shot. No need to punish it with 1 1/8 oz. of shot and 1340 fps.
I hope that you will become a member of the L.C. Smith Collectors Association and join our ranks of "elsie" lovers.