Tatohead wrote:Here's an oddball. I got this from a pawn shop in Tacoma, WA, about 20 years ago.
Gun is an LC Smith 12 ga. Field Grade Featherweight (full / mod). 1942 production according to serial number. It's in fair shape and I hunted with it for years. I eventually joined the LC Smith fan forum online and discovered that this shotgun is a rare military model (note the "flaming bomb" stamp in picture below). They were not used in combat, rather, WWII bomber gunners started their training by spending dozens of hours at the trap range. This helped cement the idea of leading the target, etc.
That's really cool to have something like that !! What kind of powder do the slugs take ??
squatch wrote:The new toy is pretty!
bradzuzu wrote:No kick ?? What's the fun in that ?? It's like shooting a hand held cannon... Ever shoot at a bouling pin ?? It's amazing the difference in damage inflickted between a modern riffle and the old flint locks ...
Hack wrote:Civil war era firearms:
Pietta replica of the Remington 1858 New Army cap and ball revolver (.44 cal)
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