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Anyone around knox or hamblen countys know about these guns? Internet search not turned up much.

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Been there. no help at all since some s/n's are used 3 times over the years. thanks

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I know the general consensus about damascus barrels are, DO NOT SHOOT ANY MODERN SHELLS IN ANY DAMASCUS BARREL!  The barrels cannot handle today's loads. 

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I have one. And sold a couple. Do you have any pics?


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L.C. Smith was a very good gun back in the day. Neighbor had one, 20 ga. I believe. He's long since departed. Wish

I could have gotten my paws on it.

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L. C. Smith was one of the "top tier" side by side shotgun companies... Right up there with Lefever and Parker...

 

When i was a boy, i had the opportunity to handle several L C Smiths that my dad's brothers used for bird hunting... They are a high quality shotgun; and some of them are rare... They all are becoming collector's items because of their age alone... The shotguns i saw as a boy were old some 55 or 60 years ago...

 

The L C Smith was to the side by side shotgun fancier what the Winchester Model 97 was to the pump shotgun man... They were viewed as "one of the best"...

 

Check out this listing over at Collector's Firearms (...a real good source for pricing...) to get an idea of what an L C Smith is about:

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/side-by-side-shotguns/

 

For mechanical and condition questions i would recommend talking to Bob over at Predator Custom Shop in Knoxville... He has seen and fixed plenty of them...

 

I'll end this little note by sayin that if ya have an L C Smith, there are plenty of "pinhook" traders that would like ta trade you out of it by lowballing the price and dissing the condition; or worse yet, tellin ya that it is a "dangerous damascus barrel" and shouldnt be shot... To which i say a hearty "baloney"....... The truth is that they are tryin to steal it from ya to turn around and sell it to a collector or hold onto it for their collection....

 

Up into the thirties, damascus barrels were no big deal; as ya could buy black powder shotgun (...rifle, and pistol....) ammunition...Black powder loads sat right alongside the newfangled "smokeless" ammo; and lots of old timers thought the black powder loads were beter...

 

If i had a good lookin (...or even a "well used", lovingly cared for...) L C Smith, damascus or fluid steel barrel; i would hold on to it; but that's just me --- i tend to do those things...

 

If i wuz interested in shootin it on special occasions and showin it off on beautiful fall days; i would have someone like Bob check out the barrels and i would load some lightly loaded black powder loads for it...

 

As ya can see, im a great L C Smith (...and old shotgun...) admirer myself... We have a great fluid steel 1887 Remington side hammer that i reload black powder loads for that my son used to use for CAS... This old gun is probably in the neighborhood of 100 years old; and it shoots like a dream and locks up like a bank vault...

 

There's nothin greater than the throaty "kaboom" from a good black powder shotgun blast and the great cloud of white smoke is outta sight... There's nothin like it... It is what "real" old time shotgun shootin is all about...

 

Hope this helps a bit...

leroy

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Thanks for info. Going to sale it eventualy to make room in the safe.

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