I'd like to order a letter before I decide to purchase this gun. Can a research letter be obtained quicker than mailing the info in? Paypal or electronic format available?
What are your thoughts on the checkering pattern on the forend? Since this was done probably after the mid 20's, is the pattern consistent with grade 2 / Specialty, Trap grades? Is it true the lines per inch are different to the Pre-13 Smiths and Post 13? I've been looking for pictures. The only way is to see if there is a serial stamp on the wood.