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Topic: Hunter Arms Hunter Special question.
Laxcoach1

Replies: 11
Views: 1927

PostForum: 16ga. Guns   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:10 pm   Subject: Hunter Arms Hunter Special question.
Functioning correctly as-is.
Topic: cut barrels
Laxcoach1

Replies: 6
Views: 1485

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:35 pm   Subject: cut barrels
There are exceptions. For instance, I have a Smith 2E 16 that started life as a 29" gun choked F/F that is cut to 27". Chokes now measure IC/M at the muzzle, and it is deadly on doves and up ...
Topic: Hunter Arms
Laxcoach1

Replies: 13
Views: 1854

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:40 pm   Subject: Hunter Arms
in addition, depending on year of manufacture it may have 2-9/16" chambers
Topic: Rich Painter - Master Gun Maker - Outstanding L.C. Gun Work
Laxcoach1

Replies: 50
Views: 11074

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:54 pm   Subject: Rich Painter - Master Gun Maker - Outstanding L.C. Gun Work
In addition to the above-mentioned books, Jim Stubbendieck's "L C Smith Production Records" is a "must have" for serious Smith collectors. It is available on the L C Smith website.
Topic: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
Laxcoach1

Replies: 5
Views: 2223

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:49 am   Subject: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
TTT--- make offer
Topic: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
Laxcoach1

Replies: 5
Views: 2223

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:06 pm   Subject: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
TTT
NOTE--- for all you lookers I said OBO.
Topic: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
Laxcoach1

Replies: 5
Views: 2223

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:17 pm   Subject: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
I knew I forgot something---- they're steel. They bear the faint LLH stamp.
Topic: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
Laxcoach1

Replies: 5
Views: 2223

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:04 pm   Subject: Uncommon 16 Lefever DS-- shooter condition
FS-- DS Lefever 16, 26-1/8" tubes choked C/IC with mirror bores, 2-1/2" chambers, POW stock with nicer than usual wood, 1-3/8" DAC, 1-7/8" DAH. 14-1/4" LOP, splinter forend, f ...
Topic: Collecting one make of gun only?
Laxcoach1

Replies: 58
Views: 14641

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:15 am   Subject: Collecting one make of gun only?
I decided several years ago to stick with a "subcatagory" of one brand--- pre-'13 L C Smiths. My reasoning---1) quality and workmanship, 2) relative scarcity, 3) related to 2---- the difficu ...
Topic: FS--- Baker Black Beauty Special--nearly mint ! (WITHDRAWN)
Laxcoach1

Replies: 2
Views: 1371

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:53 am   Subject: FS--- Baker Black Beauty Special--nearly mint ! (WITHDRAWN)
For those who have inquired, stock dimensions are as follows:
14-1/4" LOP over pad,
1-3/4" DAC,
2" DAH.
Estimated weight---6-1/2#
I did notice something that should be noted that I ...
Topic: FS--- Baker Black Beauty Special--nearly mint ! (WITHDRAWN)
Laxcoach1

Replies: 2
Views: 1371

PostForum: 16ga. Guns Wanted or For Sale   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:18 am   Subject: FS--- Baker Black Beauty Special--nearly mint ! (WITHDRAWN)
Purchased from a long-time Baker collector, this 16 ejector gun is as nice as any around and is original. 16 ga. BBS's are rare and even rarer with ejectors. With no factory records available, a guess ...
Topic: Virginia Sporting Clay Shoot on April 19th!
Laxcoach1

Replies: 30
Views: 8043

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:09 am   Subject: Virginia Sporting Clay Shoot on April 19th!
A suggestion--- don't schedule the event for the weekend of 4/26-27, as that is the date for the Southern in Sanford, NC. Lots of VA shooters .
Topic: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
Laxcoach1

Replies: 33
Views: 11628

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:17 am   Subject: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
I second calling Jerry Andrews---he may have everything you need !
Topic: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
Laxcoach1

Replies: 33
Views: 11628

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:48 pm   Subject: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
Damascus steel was used (sparingly) well into the teens or later. If his barrels have a pattern like yours it is Damascus. If your gun were fluid steel the underside of the barrels would be stamped Ni ...
Topic: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
Laxcoach1

Replies: 33
Views: 11628

PostForum: 16ga. General Discussion   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 4:38 pm   Subject: My grandfathers L.C. Smith
Flues,
The gun is certainly a FW and not a regular frame. Nobody knows what the R suffix means, and you only need to observe the point at the top of the sideplates to know that it is a featherweight ...
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