the LCS frames before 1913 were color case hardened
Posted by Jent Mitchell on October 2, 2021, 5:40 pm, in reply to "Re: Case colored frames"
Edited by board administrator October 2, 2021, 6:12 pm
Hello Richard Ranney, The frames and lock plates of most all L C Smiths built before 1913 were color case hardened ..... the color in the frame and lock plates fades away after a few decades of time and use and weather ..... the hardness does not fade away from the frame and lock plates but the color does ..... you can test the barrels to see if they are damascus steel or armor steel or whatever they might be ..... you should make a jig, a tool, to reinstall the top lever spring in your L C Smith ..... Good Shooting To You, Jent. |