Re: 1912 LC Smith
Posted by Alan Rouse on August 16, 2021, 8:15 am, in reply to "Re: 1912 LC Smith"
That is some really good information, especially the section on Shotshells and Shooting. It seems 1 and 1/8 oz loads at 1200 fps should be the limit. Probably 1 ounce at or below 1200 fps would give a better margin of safety. Of course, first I need to get a gunsmith to check it out. |
My father and most of his deer hunting friends carried Lefever, LC Smith, and Ithaca double barrel shotguns (usually 16 gauge)until the mid 1960s. My father used 1 buck 16 gauge then-modern shells in those shotguns.
I never knew he even had a 12 gauge shotgun until he passed away. He had no 12 gauge ammo at that time. In his notes he wrote that he bought this 12 gauge LC Smith used in 1945, and added a recoil pad in 1947. It seems he later settled on 16 gauge and stuck with it until the mid 1960s when he switched to a .308 rifle.
This LC Smith is no beauty queen but everything seems to function correctly. It could be a wall hanger but I hope for something better than that.