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Accuracy is not one of its better features. Only good for about 10 yards, 33 feet! You are probably too far from the target and the pellet is descending.

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check the size and quality of the rounds used as it indicates that the shell rim is too thick to allow full engagement of the bolt

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Depends what your target is. I favoured Prometheus, steel head and plastic skirt. For plinking anything in a tin will do.

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Try 5. It is always a 'try and see what happens' scenario. Use a table and support and you can soon dial it in.

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Hello, Roger -

Fixya.com is a website intended for asking and answering questions on how to go about repairing things. Fixya.com is not a website which can provide valuation estimates for anything, except perhaps the cost of repairing some item.

I found the following information on the L.C. Smith Collectors Association website:
https://lcsca.clubexpress.com/content.aspx?page_id=274&club_id=43784
FAQs
General Information
How can I determine the value of my L.C. Smith?
(Quote)
Gun value is determined by grade and gauge rarity, amount of remaining original finishes, condition of mechanics and wood, and an intangible called "Collectability" (collectible gun values can vary upwards and downwards with demand fluctuations).

Another important factor impacting value is the "Historical Factor." In those rare instances, an otherwise low-grade and abused 1890 hammer gun, worth only the price of the nails used to hang it over the mantle, could be worth thousands of dollars if its provenance can be unquestionably connected to a colorful and legendary historical figure such as Doc Holliday or member of the Dalton gang; a famous show person or shooter such as Annie Oakley or Captain A.H. Bogardus; or a Hollywood actor such as Clark Gable or Humphrey Bogart.

Since it is impossible to accurately assess gun condition and originality, either by description or internet image postings, the L.C. Smith Collectors Association cannot, and does not provide estimates of gun value.

Possible sources for such value determinations include various internet auction sites, like GunBroker, Guns International, DoubleGunShop.com; and, outside the internet, The Blue Book of Gun Values, published each year and used by all gun dealers. Copies of this book are available in almost every gun shop and book store; and should also be available in your local library. Pay particular attention to the "condition" examples featured at the front portion of this book when evaluating your gun.

The Shotgun World website has a forum for questions regarding "Shotgun I.D. and Value".
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewforum.php?f=5
http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=423424
Often, dealers who specialize in vintage double guns are willing to provide a written estimate of value for insurance purposes. When you ask a dealer to appraise your gun, understand what it is you want to know. If you tell the dealer you wish to sell the gun, you will receive a "wholesale" value. The dealer would be buying to resell, and the difference between his cost and the sales price is his profit. If you ask for a value for insurance purposes, you will receive a high valuation that is most likely more that the gun would bring on the open retail market; therefore the actual value of the gun lies somewhere between the wholesale and appraised value of the gun.
Also remember that "sentiment" is not a value factor; and therefore, never enters into any estimate of gun value. A part of family history is invaluable...to the family...but not to a purchaser of that "family treasure".

To better estimate/understand gun value, it is also helpful to visit large gun shows (like the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show or Wanamaker Gun Show in Tulsa), and note the prices of guns in similar condition and grade as yours.

Finally, please remember that "Knowledge Is Power", and the more research you do, the better you are prepared. Don't be timid about asking for information on the Forum; and additionally, we suggest you begin your research with a copy of John Houchins' in-depth work on the Smith gun, "L.C. Smith, The Legend Lives."

Warmest regards,
Drew Hause, Tom Archer, and Bill Hambidge
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Best wishes.

Firearms | Answered on Oct 03, 2018


You can contact the Records Office of Cody Firearms Museum at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The Cody Firearms Museum holds the records of 3.5 million individual Winchester firearms and many LC Smith and Marlin firearms.

Information that may be in a record includes the date the gun was received into the warehouse, the configuration of the gun, and the date the gun shipped out. The company to whom the gun was sent may be available for very late Model 1873s and 1886s and most of the run of the Model 21. There are no records for the Models 42, 12, 54, or 70.

There is a charge for Factory Letter information but this and any other questions should be answered by contacting the Records Office.

Cody Firearms Museum Records Office
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
307-578-4117
cfmrecords@bbhc.org
www.bbhc.org/firearms/records.cfm
Winchester 1894/94 Serial Number List Determining date by serialization has become confusing as it has been determined by the staff of the Cody Firearms Museum that previous work by George Madis is incorrect. This is not due to the quality of work performed by Mr. Madis, but by the questionable data provided to him. The following list includes the data held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody Wyoming (CFM) and the previously understood figures (Madis). It is up to the collector to make the best use of this data that they can.
1894 end of year serial number was 1674 (CFM), 14579 (Madis)
1895 end of year serial number was 14222 (CFM), 44359 (Madis)
1896 end of year serial number was 18571 (CFM), 76464 (Madis)
1897 end of year serial number was 33108 (CFM), 111453 (Madis)
1898 end of year serial number was 53941 (CFM), 147684 (Madis)
Any gun manufactured prior to January 1, 1899 is legally an Antique and is not affected by any federal regulations regarding the ownership or transfer of firearms.
1899 end of year serial number was 80148 (CFM), 183371 (Madis)
1900 end of year serial number was 103932 (CFM), 204427 (Madis)
1901 end of year serial number was 137058 (CFM), 233975 (Madis)
1902 end of year serial number was 168420 (CFM), 273854 (Madis)
1903 end of year serial number was 204565 (CFM), 291506 (Madis)
1904 end of year serial number was 249782 (CFM), 311363 (Madis)
1905 end of year serial number was 291706 (CFM), 337557 (Madis)
1906 end of year serial number was 331895 (CFM), 378878 (Madis)
1907 end of year serial number was 381524 (CFM), 430985 (Madis)
1908 end of year serial number was 429757 (CFM), 474241 (Madis)
1909 end of year serial number was 449102 (CFM), 505831 (Madis)
1910 end of year serial number was 479073 (CFM), 553062 (Madis)
1911 end of year serial number was 534429 (CFM), 599263 (Madis)
1912 end of year serial number was 591281 (CFM), 646114 (Madis)
1913 end of year serial number was 645304 (CFM), 703701 (Madis)
1914 end of year serial number was 722280 (CFM), 756066 (Madis)
1915 end of year serial number was 825186 (CFM), 784052 (Madis)
1916 end of year serial number was 840846 (CFM), 807741 (Madis)
1917 end of year serial number was 873425 (CFM), 821972 (Madis)
1918 end of year serial number was 882032 (CFM), 838175 (Madis)
1919 end of year serial number was 895365 (CFM), 870762 (Madis)
1920 end of year serial number was 926851 (CFM), 880627 (Madis)
1921 end of year serial number was 935778 (CFM), 908318 (Madis)
1922 end of year serial number was 951501 (CFM), 919583 (Madis)
1923 end of year serial number was 964709 (CFM), 938539 (Madis)
1924 end of year serial number was 974121 (CFM), 953198 (Madis)
1925 end of year serial number was 987148 (CFM), 978523 (Madis)
1926 end of year serial number was 997938 (CFM), 997603 (Madis)
1927 end of year serial number was 1012753 (CFM), 1027571 (Madis)
1928 end of year serial number was 1038665 (CFM), 1054465 (Madis)
1929 end of year serial number was 1060899 (CFM), 1077097 (Madis)
1930 end of year serial number was 1071420 (CFM), 1081755 (Madis)
1931 end of year serial number was 1079689 (CFM), 1084156 (Madis)
1932 end of year serial number was 1088141 (CFM), 1087836 (Madis)
1933 end of year serial number was 1092328 (CFM), 1089270 (Madis)
1934 end of year serial number was 1095364 (CFM), 1091190 (Madis)
1935 end of year serial number was 1099625 (CFM), 1099605 (Madis)
1936 end of year serial number was 1119104 (CFM), 1100065 (Madis)
1937 end of year serial number was 1158835 (CFM), 1100679 (Madis)
1938 end of year serial number was 1198405 (CFM), 1100915 (Madis)
1939 end of year serial number was 1216165 (CFM), 1101051 (Madis)
1940 end of year serial number was 1259563 (CFM), 1142423 (Madis)
1941 end of year serial number was 1313301 (CFM), 1191307 (Madis)
1942 end of year serial number was 1343183 (CFM), 1221289 (Madis)
1943 end of year serial number was 1343190* (CFM), 1267741* (Madis)
1944 end of year serial number was 1343196 (CFM), 1314193* (Madis)
1945 end of year serial number was 1352066 (CFM), 1360645* (Madis)
1946 end of year serial number was 1407097* (Madis)
1947 end of year serial number was 1453549* (Madis)
1948 end of year serial number was 1500000 (Madis)
1949 end of year serial number was 1626100 (Madis)
1950 end of year serial number was 1724295 (Madis)
1960 end of year serial number was 2469821 (Madis)
1963** end of year serial number was 2586000 (Madis)
1964*** end of year serial number was 2700000 (Madis)
1965 end of year serial number was 2894428 (Madis)
1966 end of year serial number was 2991927 (Madis)
1967 end of year serial number was 3088458 (Madis)
1968 end of year serial number was 3185691 (Madis)
1969 end of year serial number was 3284570 (Madis)
1970 end of year serial number was 3381299 (Madis)
1980 end of year serial number was 4892951 (Madis)
1981 end of year serial number was 5024957 (Madis)
1982 end of year serial number was 5103248 (Madis)
Estimate after 1982 by adding 100000 per year.
* Some serial numbers produced during and after World War II were not recorded. These serial number figures assume an equal number produced each year of these gaps in the record.
** 1963 saw the end of the classic Winchesters made with hand-finished cast parts.
*** 1964 began with 2700000 and ended with 2797428. Numbers 2586001 through 2699999 were not used.


it would seem that your rifle is 111 years old :)

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