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Who is Drew Hause?(click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

A profile of the primary author of the FAQ section.

POSTING PICTURES on the FORUM(click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

Instructions on how to post your images on the Forum

GENERAL INFORMATION (click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

Information about L.C. Smith shotguns, grades, date of manufacture, safety, and estimating value.

HISTORY(click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

History and shotguns of W.H. Baker & Co. (1877-1880), L.C. Smith Maker, Syracuse (Baker guns 1880-1884; Alex. Brown guns 1884-1889), Hunter Arms Co., Fulton (1890-1945), and the Marlin L.C. Smith Gun Co. (1945-1950)

DESIGN and ENGINEERING(click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

Design, engineering, and evolution of the Alexander Brown 1883 patent top lever rotary bolt "center draft lock" hammer, and 1886 patent sidelock hammerless L.C. Smith shotguns.

MAINTENANCE and RESTORATION(click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

Maintenance and restoration of L.C. Smith shotguns

SHOTSHELLS and SHOOTING (click here to expand all questions)(click here to collapse all questions)

Proof testing, turn-of-the-century shotshells, recommended loads for L.C. Smiths, and point of impact testing.