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Double Gun Journal Articles

2014

  • The L.C. Smith "Farm Implement Grades" by Drew Hause and James Stubbendieck, Volume 25, Issue 2, Page 113.

2013

  • Hunter Arms Company Trade Name Guns by Drew Hause and James Stubbendieck, Volume 24, Issue 4, Page 135.
  • Long Range Hyperbole by Drew Hause, James Stubbendieck, and J. David Williamson, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page 137.

2012

  • L.C. Smith 10-Gauge Waterfowl Guns by Craig Larter, Volume 23, Issue 4, Page 123.
  • L.C. Smith Trap Grade by Drew Hause and James Stubbendieck, Volume 23, Issue 2, Page 39.
  • The L.C. Smith Specialty Grade by Drew Hause and James Stubbendieck, Volume 23, Issue 1, Page 45.

2011

  • The L.C. Smith Pigeon Gun by Drew Hause, James Stubbendieck and Terry Allen, Volume 22, Issue 2, Page 110.
  • L.C. Smith's Fifth Variation by Tom Archer and Terry Allen, Volume 22,
    Issue 4, Page 103.
  • A Salesman’s Sample by Tom Archer, Volume 22, Issue 1, Page 68.

2010

  • William Harnden Foster and the L.C. Smith Skeet Special by Drew Hause and James Stubbendieck, Volume 21, Issue 4, Page 121.
  • The Robert E. Peary Gun by Tom Archer, Volume 21, Issue 3, Page 78.
  • L.C. Smith Single Barrel Trap Guns by Townsend Breeden and James Stubbendieck, Volume 21, Issue 2, Page 112.

2009

  • The A-3s of L.C. Smith by Townsend Breeden, Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 53.
  • L.C. Smith .410 Production by James Stubbendieck and Drew Hause, Volume 20, Issue 4, Page 104.

2008

  • L.C. Smith Love Affair by Max Powell, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 45.

2007

  • In the Land of Fire and Ice by Lloyd Newberry, Volume 18, Issue 4, Page 76.
  • Places We Have Been: Rio Piedra Plantation by Robert Matthews, Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 97.
  • L.C. Smith Prototype Single Trap by James T. Tyson, Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 131.
  • Charles H. Jerred: L.C. Smith Engraver Extraordinaire, Part II by Tom Archer, Volume 18, Issue 2, Page 136.
  • Finding Out for Myself, Part XIII Wall-Hanger Rendezvous - Special Tests by Sherman Bell, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 20.
  • Charles H. Jerred: L.C. Smith Engraver Extraordinaire, Part I by Tom Archer, Volume 18, Issue 1, Page 60.
  • Double Barrel Balance by Bob Jennings, Index and Reader, Volume II, Page 50.
  • Along the Roanoke by Hiram Perkinson, III, Index and Reader, Volume II, Page 64.
  • A Journey Filled with Excitement – Via L.C. Smith by John Houchins, Index and Reader, Volume II, Page 94.
  • “L. C.” Mystery by Don Brewer, Index and Reader, Volume II, Page 258.
  • Buttplate Blues by M. Douglas Scott, Index and Reader, Volume II, Page 296.

2006

  • L. C. Smith Minutiae and Other Musings, Part II, by Tom Archer with photographs by Terry Allen, Volume 17, Issue 3, Page 58.
  • L. C. Smith Minutiae and Other Musings, Part I, by Tom Archer with photographs by Terry Allen, Volume 17, Issue 2, Page 82.
  • Finding Out for Myself, Part XII Wall-Hanger Rendezvous & The Slow Powder Myth by Sherman Bell, Volume 17, Issue 4, Page 28.
  • Golden Oldies by William W. Hedrick, Volume 17, Issue 4, Page 70.
  • L.C. Smith Double and Single Trap Guns by Townsend Breeden, Volume 17, Issue 4, Page 116.

2004

  • Some Interesting Members of the Smith Family by Colin McLagan, Volume 15, Issue 4, Page 51.
  • A Magnificent L.C. Smith by Spence Dupree, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 27.
  • L.C. Smith Type I and Type 2 Hammer Guns by James T. Tyson, Volume 15, Issue 3, Page 35.
  • A Baker and an L.C. Smith by Russ Havencamp, Volume 15, Issue 2, Page 41.
  • Harvey Donaldson’s L.C. Smith: The Rifleman’s Shotgun by Austin Hogan, Volume 15,
    Issue 1, Page 133.
  • Good, Better, Best: Part II by Colin McLagar, Volume 15, Issue 1, Page 143.

2002

  • The L.C. Smith "Special" Pigeon Gun by Tom Archer, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 113.
  •  Reconsidering the Smith by Tom Archer, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 115.

2001

  • One for Bill's Book by Colin McLagan, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 167.
  • L.C. Smith's Greatest Guns & Shooters by John Houchins, Volume 12, Issue 3, Page 89.

2000

  • L.C. Smith - America's Best? by John Houchins, Volume 11, Issue 2, Page 84.
    L.C. Smith's Worshipful Masters of the Order of Gunmakers in the Cities
    of Syracuse and Fulton, New York
    by John Houchins, Volume 11, Issue 4, Page 145.

1998

  • Still Some More Smoothbore Smorgasbord, Part III by William W. Headrick, Volume 9, Issue 3, Page 86.
  • A Gallery of American Case-Hardening Colors by Bill Hammond, Volume 9, Issue 3, Page 155.

1997

  • Three Derelict Doubles by Spence Dupree, Volume 8, Issue 1, Page 9.
  • Back to Basics: American Economy Doubles by Larry Brown, Volume 8, Issue 4, Page 171.
  • Bud and Cordette Smith by T.E. Salzer, Volume 8, Issue 3, Page 108.

1996

  • All-American Game Guns by Richard S. Grozik, Volume 7, Issue 1, Page 41.
  • L.C. Smith 16-Gauge Ideal/Specialty Grade Shotguns by Bill Hammond, Volume 7, Issue 4, Page 151.

1995

  • L.C. Smith A3 - One of a Provenanced Pair by Roger Mieus, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 127.

1994

  • Elsie's Little Crown Jewel by William W. Headrick, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 112.
  • Elegant Elsie's Deluxe Quartet by Michael McIntosh, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 101.

1993

  • Remember When . . . by William W. Headrick, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 82.

1992

  • Classic Upland Guns by Michael McIntosh, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 64.
  • Double Guns and Single Triggers by Les Freer, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 129.

1991

  • L.C. Smith - 3" Chambered Guns by Brad Piearson, Volume 2, Issue 2, Page 92.
  • Some Early American Double Shotguns Gun Grades by Don Hardin, Volume 2, Issue 3, Page 12.
  • L.C. Smith at Syracuse by William M. Furnish and Devore E. Killip, Volume 2, Issue 4, Page 90.

1990

  • LC’s Best by Dave Anderson, Volume 1, Issue 4, Page 64.

1989

  • The L.C. Smith by Brad Piearson, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 90.



ARTICLES IN OTHER PUBLICATIONS

The Hunter One-Trigger (2010), by Vic Venters, Shooting Sportsman, Volume XXII, Issue II (March-April), Page 84.

Venters discusses the history and mechanism of Allan Lard's patented single trigger. This became the selective Hunter One-Trigger that was fitted into many L.C. Smith shotguns. Results of an LCSCA poll are included in the article.

Sweet Elsie's Ageless Charm (2007), by Michael McIntosh with photographs by Terry Allen, Shooting Sportsman, Volume XIX, Issue IV (July/August), Page 52.

The history of the L.C. Smith shotgun is discussed. The article is accompanied by 11 photographs by Allen.


A Passion for Elsies (2007) by Ed Carroll, Shooting Sportsman, Volume XIX, Issue IV (July/August, Page 121.

Carroll discusses the increasing interest in L.C. Smith shotguns and outlines some of the activities of the L.C. Smith Collectors Association.


The Side-By-Side is Alive and Well (2007), by Sheppard W. Kelly, Shooting Times, Volume 48, Issue 1 (January), Page 70.

The article contains a brief history of side-by-side shotguns and comparisons between the classic L.C. Smith and the Italian-made guns marketed by the Marlin Firearms Company.


A Blast from the Past (2005) by Dan C. Johnson. Guns & Ammo, Volume 49, Issue 7 (July), Page 12.

Johnson provides a brief history of the L.C. Smith shotgun and concludes with a description of the Italian shotguns currently being marketed by the Marlin Firearms Company under the name of L.C. Smith.


Evolution of the Sidelock, Part III (2005) by Steven Dodd Hughes. Shooting Sportsman, Volume XVII, Issue IV (July/August), Page 24.

This article includes a brief history of the L.C. Smith shotgun and discusses the simplicity of the L.C. Smith sidelock (eight parts). A clear photograph with identification of the individual parts is provided. A second photograph shows the working parts of an Armas Garbi version of the Holland and Holland type of sidelock.


The Boxlocks from Hunter Arms (2004) by Larry Brown. Shooting Sportsman, Volume XVI, Issue VI (November/December), Page 68.

The Fulton and Hunter Special shotguns manufactured by Hunter Arms are discussed in detail in this article.  These boxlock shotguns were produced as economy guns and are not considered to be a "real" L.C. Smith shotgun.


The Challenge Cup: Parker & Elsie Square Off (2004) by Vic Venters. Shooting Sportsman, Volume XVI, Issue VI (November/December), Page 16.

Venters describes the contest and the resultant L.C. Smith Team win of the first L.C. Smith vs. Parker Challenge Cup competition at the Southern Side by Side Championship in North Carolina in April 2004.


Silver Smithing (2000) by Steven Dodd Hughes. Shooting Sportsman, Volume XII, Issue III (May/June), Page 60.

The article describes a custom upgrade of a Field Grade L.C. Smith with emphasis on the work and the unique touches provided to the upgrade.


Upgrade DeLuxe (1994) by Steven Dodd Hughes. Shooting Sportsman, Volume VI, Issue VI (July/August), Page 52.

Hughes discusses upgrading a Field Grade to a DeLuxe for a National Wild Turkey Federation auction. It contains photographs of the project, and the back cover of the publication contains s full-page photograph of the completed L.C. Smith shotgun.


The Upgrade Ticket (1993) by Steven Dodd Hughes. Shooting Sportsman. Volume V, Issue VI (November/December), Page 28.

The article includes photos of a ACGG auction gun and describes the work done to create the finished product.


The First Shotguns Manufactured by L.C. Smith Weren't L.C. Smith Shotguns (1989) by Kenneth B. Alley. The Gun Report (July), Page 94.

Alley describes the Baker shotguns manufactured for a few years when L.C. Smith and William H. Baker were partners. These guns were double barrel and three barrel guns marked with "L.C. Smith Maker of the Baker Gun" on the rib.


The L.C. Smith Resurrected (1970) by Gerald R. Hunter. Gun Digest, Volume 24, Pages 216-221.

Marlin's 1968 reintroduction of the L.C. Smith shotgun is the focus of the article. It includes a discussion of the pros and cons of the new gun along with several black and white photographs of the "new" shotgun and some of the earlier Hunter Arms models. It has a photo of the author and Verna Hunter Wadsworth and her husband Clair. Clair was production manager of the old Hunter Arms, and he designed the L.C. Smith single barrel trap gun. Clair, or Waddy, is holding the only 28 gauge L.C. Smith ever made.


The L.C. Smith Double-Barrel Shotgun (1962) by Thomas E. Wessel. The American Rifleman, October, Pages 74-75.

The article contains a brief narrative (mostly historical) about the L.C. Smith shotgun. It includes an illustration of all of the parts (except the stock) and disassembly instructions with six illustrations.


Famous American Double Guns, L.C. Smith Shotguns, Number Three of a Series (1961) by Wallace Libsky. Shooting Times, Volume 2, Issue 5 (August), Page 12.

Crown, Specialty, Ideal, Field, Olympic Single Barrel Trap, plus the old plant in Fulton, NY. It recites some history (including the Baker connection), discusses the rotary bolt, the Hunter One Trigger, the single sighting rib plane. The author speculates that Marlin will never bring back the L.C. Smith because of costs. The author asserts that after 1914, Hunter Arms acquired it's forged steel barrels from domestic sources. The article quotes or refers to John D. Goss, "a long-time employee of Hunter Arms."

 


 

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