Re: extractor problem
Posted by David Williamson on February 16, 2021, 8:51 am, in reply to "extractor problem"
George you have a very late Syracuse, N.Y. L.C. Smith that has the joint check. It is a great feature because it allows the gun to open more to get the fired shells or take out live ones. |
The round or roller part catches onto the ejector/extractor and helps in both the opening and closing of the breech. Like Mark has stated you will get used to it and enjoy it's feature. It was discontinued in 1899.
I collect serial numbers for the older Syracuse and later Hunter Arms hammer guns, and it you could give me the whole serial number, gauge, grade, barrel length I would appreciate it.
Also does yours have L.C. Smith Syracuse, N.Y. on the top of the barrels? Most at this time did not have a maker's name on the barrels.