Joined: 17 Mar 2017
Location: Endless Mountains of Pa
Sounds very interesting, picking up an L.C.Smith without knowing how it was cared for by its previous owners, is always a chancy undertaking. Having the gun glass bedded was a good idea if you plan on shooting the gun a lot. It's to bad you were unable to find an L.C. Smith that you knew proper care was taken with. With proper cleaning and storage I have never seen any of our guns stocks crack, and I have more than a few that are over 100 years old, and get used every year to both Hunt and Clays shoot.
Drop me the SN of your gun in a PM and I will dig out the date it was made, I have most all that information. Glad you like your L.C. Smith double gun.
L.C. Smith Man
L.C. Smith America's Best - John Houchins
_________________ "L.C. Smith America's Best" - John Houchins
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
Location: West Coast of WI
This last weekend was in North Dakota for sharptails with RobP. Brought 3 guns:
AyA #2 12ga.
AyA 4/53 20 ga.
Winchester Model 12 16 ga.
I just got a picture from Rob this morning of some sharpies and his beautiful 16 ga. AyA #2. Sharptails are another bucket list hunt coming my way now that work is out of the way. I even have an AyA #2 16 of my own, and it's set up for the prairies.
Joined: 29 Nov 2018
Location: United States
Browing BPS 16 for geese, ducks and turkey.
Franchi SL 16 for grouse and doves this weekend.
Franchi SL for pheasants and sharpies in ND and SD next month.
Hopefully Browning A5 for pheasants in MN, Kansas and Nebraska in Dec. and Jan.
Joined: 26 Sep 2015
Location: Fremont County, Wyoming
Trying to make one box of 16 ga. shells last as long as possible? Of course if you put one single in each hand like Billy the Kid, you technically have a double.
It would be nice to be that ambidextrous, fortunately I am not, otherwise I might try it and look ridiculous...well, more ridiculous. As far as 16 gauge shells go, I have a few factory boxes of old. Tomorrow, Federal purple papers 1 1/8 oz. that I snagged at a pawn shop last year for $5.
I leave the 8th of October for Grants Camp for woodcock and grouse
Iíll have my Parker-Hale(Ugartechea) 28 gauge (part of a 20/28 two barrel set)
From there to Montana for some Prairie Chicken (and some Brown Trout)
for a week then Friday to So Dak for the Pheasant opener with my trusty
16 gauge Parker-Hale (Ugartechea)
After many years and too many (ha!) guns these have became my favorites
light ,fast and Iím pretty accurate with them
I didnít buy them new but I have had them for many many years
Spreader loads for the grouse Kent or B&p for the pheasants
Wish me luck
_________________ ďThe ideal gun for Ruffed Grouse ;Double barreled sixteen gauge 6 1/4 lbs,26in.barrels
The Bird,the Gun and the Dog
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