Re: Looking for date of mfg
Posted by Drew Hause on July 13, 2021, 12:54 pm, in reply to "Re: Looking for date of mfg LC Smith 12 gauge serial 202117"
As Tom said, interpreting Hunter Arms Co. SNs can be a challenge. |
IF indeed the gun is marked Hunter Arms Co. Makers Fulton N.Y. then it is pre-1913, and the grade number usually stamped on the action flats beneath the SN.
Post-1913 to 1945 the guns were marked Hunter Arms Co. (INC. was added in 1918) M'F'R'S, Fulton, N.Y., USA with the grade on the right barrel.
The only way to definitively establish the DOM is with a Research Letter, but Dr. Jim will need to know if the gun is pre-1913 or post-1913 and grade