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1.) I have a LC Smith 28 inch double barrel 12 gauge shotgun…

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1.) I have a LC...
1.) I have a LC Smith 28 inch double barrel 12 gauge shotgun that belonged to my grandmother. It's part of an estate and I'm the executor. I wanted to know the value of such a gun. The serial number is XXXXX it has a monogram on the trigger shield with my grandmother's name and the town which she lived in when it was acquired.

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1.) I have a LC Smith 28 inch double barrel 12 gauge shotgun that belonged to my grandmother. It's part of an estate and I'm the executor. I wanted to know the value of such a gun. The serial number is XXXXX it has a monogram on the trigger shield with my grandmother's name and the town which she lived in when it was acquired.

2.) I have another gun that belonged to her, a Boss & Co double barrel 12 gauge shotgun serial number 7937 in it's original case which is monogramed.

Both guns have not been fired in as long as I have been aware of them, they have been carefully stored and need some cosmetic care.
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Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Associate Degree replied 5 years ago
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My name is Philip and I'll be glad to help you.

1. On the LC Smith, take the barrels off the gun and look at the part of the frame that was covered by the barrels before you removed them (called the "watertable). Tell me what markings you see there. I'm particularly interested in letters and/or numbers - such as "A-2" or "00" or "5".

2. What other markings do you see on the gun (names, dates, whatever)?

3. On the Boss & Co. - is it a side-by-side or an over/under?

4. On the Boss - what other markings do you see on that gun, including anything on the watertable?

Philip
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