The L.C. Smith shotgun is an American classic and is unquestionably
one of the finest shotguns ever made. The L.C. Smith Collectors Association was
formed to (1) stimulate and educate members and the public in their knowledge of the
history and production of the L.C. Smith shotgun, (2) encourage the value of good
sportsmanship to shooter and collector members and the public, (3) promote a positive,
responsible use of firearms to members and the public, and (4) encourage creation of an
L.C. Smith museum.
The L.C. Smith Collectors Association provides this website to
members and nonmembers. However, we encourage you to become a
Member to be able to enjoy
the L.C. Smith Journal
and all of the other benefits associated with membership.
We believe that you will enjoy exploring this website to learn more
about the rich history and many grades of the L.C. Smith shotgun. It will be especially
valuable if you are searching for information about the L.C. Smith you inherited from
your grandfather, the one you have been shooting for many years, or the one you have
just acquired or are thinking about purchasing. MEMBERS ONLY: One of the
benefits of membership in the L.C. Smith Collectors Association is that you may request
basic information (such as barrel length or options) about a shotgun. If you are
a MEMBER, you may email the serial number and questions to
If you are not a member of the L.C. Smith Collectors Association, you have request a
To obtain all of the existing information about your shotgun, the Research Division of
the L.C. Smith Collectors Association can search the factory production records and can
provide this information in a letter. Order a
research letter by completing a form and sending a check ($50 for members, $75 for
others). The new Blue Book of Gun Values coming out this year specifies that a research
letter adds an additional $100 to the value of any L.C. Smith.
Please let us know if you have any problems navigating through this
site or if you have suggestions for additions or improvements.
Bill Ruth, Webmaster
L.C. Smith Collectors