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LC Smith Trap Grade Questions/Value?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Eric Mirosavich, Feb 4, 2009.

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  1. Eric Mirosavich

    Eric Mirosavich Member

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    Can anyone tell me what this LC Smith is? I have been told its a specialty grade, but after looking them up, pics dont match up. I dont have much other info about it. Approx value? Thanks

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  2. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Eric, It looks like the Specialty grades in Conley's book. It has no case colors left and stock looks like a refinish. Comb and length have been sectioned as you can see.Specialty grades were made from 1917 to 1945 there were 1830 specialty grades produced F.E. Woodward set the world record average in 1933 of 99.50 using a L.C. sbt."world record up to that time" Here are some pictures of my Specialty grade.
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  3. Eric Mirosavich

    Eric Mirosavich Member

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    Any ideas on value? I looked it up in the Blue Book, it says around $1500. That about right?

    Thank you for the information. I knew it wasnt a collector, but didnt come up with much info. All the SBT's I found on the net looked like they had sideplates of some kind. I was unsure if I was correct with the model.

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  4. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Eric, It is a collector, although it is not perfect it is still an old L.C.
    sbt and they are all collectable. I would say 1200 to 1500. You will look long and hard to buy one any cheaper. Mine has been restored, re case colored, rust blued, and wood recheckered and finished. I restored it as some nit wit saw his way to having Briley thin walls installed in it. One of these years I will shoot all my 16 yard ata birds with it. Shot a Ithaca 4e last year and intend to shoot an Ithaca Dollar Grade this year. Regards, Bill
     
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