1919 field grade?
Posted by Gene Lloyd on January 9, 2021, 10:20 am
Edited by board administrator January 9, 2021, 11:47 am
Hi, everyone, just joined the club because I acquired an L.C. Smith 12-gauge field grade in a trade, and I am trying to nail down the manufacturing year. Based on my research of the serial number and markings using the listings on the site, I believe this to be either a 1919 model or a 1947 model. If I understand correctly, serial numbers from 1946-1950 started with the prefix FWS, which leads me to believe it is the 1919 model. But it has an R prefix, which I don’t see listed anywhere, so that is throwing me off. |
The serial number is: R9014
I would appreciate any thoughts or input ya’ll might have.