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Volume 1 (2003) Table of Contents

Issue 1 (January)

Who We Are So Far by Len Applegate
Summarizes the steps taken in 2002 to create the L.C. Smith Collectors Association and describes the association's display at the New York State Arms Collectors Show in Syracuse.

Banquet and Organizational Meeting by Bill Winter
Announces that the L.C. Smith Collectors Association banquet and organizational meeting will be held on March 15, 2003 in conjunction with the Maryland Arms Collectors Association Show in Baltimore.

Pictures from the Syracuse Show Display by Frank and Mary Anne Finch
Displays two photographs from the New York State Arms Collectors Show in Syracuse.

Bring your Smith to Baltimore and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Shooting Sporting Clays
Announces that a shooting event will be held at the Hopkins Game Farm and Sporting Clays in Maryland on Monday following the guns show in Baltimore.


Issue 2 (June)

Executive Director Notes by Bill Winter
Describes the L.C. Smith Collectors Association display at the Maryland Arms Collectors Association Show.

The Newsletter by Len Applegate
Outlines the purpose of the newsletter, describes different types of advertising, and provides guidelines and deadlines for submission of articles.

Membership and the Organization by Len Applegate
Summarizes the organizational meeting; lists the names, addresses, and terms of the seven directors of the new L.C. Smith Collectors Association; names the committees and chairs; and describes the two types of membership.

Our St. Patty's Day Shoot by Andy Anderson
Provides a list and photograph of the participants in the sporting clays shoot at the Hopkins Game Farm in Maryland.

Unlisted Serial Numbers by Andy Anderson
Points out that the serial number information in William Brophy's L.C. Smith Shotguns (1977) is incomplete, gives examples of missing information, and calls on members to provide serial number information to help create more complete records.

What in the World is an L.C. Smith? by Bob Trefry
Describes his transition from an ". . . admirer to acquirer . . ." of L.C. Smith shotguns.

L.C. Smith Classifieds

L.C. Smith Collectors Association Upcoming Events – The Vintagers
Provides information about the 7th Annual World Side-by-Side Gun and Rifle Championship and Exhibition scheduled to be held in New York in September.


Issue 3 (September)

Executive Director Notes by Bill Winter
Encourages members to consider making a L.C. Smith display for a show in their local area to increase the knowledge of L.C. Smith shotguns and the collectors association.

My First L.C. Smith by James Stubbendieck
Describes the acquisition of a L.C. Smith 10 gauge at the age of 13.

Membership and the Organization by Len Applegate
Provides demographic information on the membership.

A View from the Gun Show by Frank J. Finch, Jr.
Gives his personal experiences at various gun shows since the inception of the idea of forming the L.C. Smith Collectors Association.

Unlisted Serial Numbers, Part 2 by Andy Anderson
Shares some of the results from his call for additional information in the June newsletter on serial numbers.

The L.C. Smith Gun 1877-1913 by Len Applegate
Discusses the history and development of the L.C. Smith shotgun during this formative 36-year period and describes the display he created for the Ohio Gun Collectors Association Show in July.

L.C. Smith Classifieds

L.C. Smith Yellow Page

L.C. Smith Collectors Association Upcoming Events – The Vintagers
Provides information about the 7th Annual World Side-by-Side Gun and Rifle Championship and Exhibition scheduled to be held in New York in September.


Issue 4 (December)

Who's Our Executive Director by Frank J. Finch, Jr.
New Executive Director describes his philosophy and vision for the L.C. Smith Collectors Association.

Alexander T. Brown, a Biography by Larry B. Schuknecht
Brief biography of Brown includes a description his inventive contributions to the development of firearms and particularly to the L.C. Smith shotgun.

The Vintage Cup World Side-by-Side Championships 2003
by Frank J. Finch, Jr.
Describes the display and involvement of the L.S. Smith Collectors Association at the Vintagers in New York in September.

More Questions than Answers by Bob Trefry
Calls for information about a L.C. Smith Specialty grade two-barrel set.

Notes from the Membership Chairman by Len Applegate.
Outlines upcoming election to fill two Director positions and provides information on membership dues and membership list.

Through the Years With My L.C. Smith Shotgun by Dwayne Wells
Describes several the attributes of several L.C. Smith shotguns that he has owned and how he became interested in them.

L.C. Smith Yellow Page

L.C. Smith Classifieds

L.C. Smith Collectors Association 2004 Tentative Schedule
Provides information on the annual meeting and on gun shows in which the association will participate in 2004.

 


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