Courtesy of the John Wells Pratt House Museum
Last year we challenged you with a trivia game about the Hunter Arms Factory and the L.C. Smith shotguns. This year, we have added a few more questions…
Why are we doing this? To get you ready for the Hunter Arms Homecoming weekend on August 21 and 22, held at the John Wells Pratt House Museum on West First Street in Fulton, N.Y.
Q: What is an anti side lock?
A: If you said how your Aunt locked her side door, you would be wrong. It is the unique locking device on the L.C. Smith guns that kept them shooting accurately.
Q. What is a lunch box special?
A: If you said your Roy Rogers lunch box, you would be wrong. It was a unique gun made by the workers at the Hunter Arms plant, assembled from mismatched parts. They were common in the Fulton area.
Q. How do you know if you have a lunch box special or an authentic one?
A: All authentic guns have internal matching serial numbers.
Q. How do you know if your gun comes from the Hunter Arms factory?
A. The guns have “Fulton” stamped on the barrel.
Q: What do kids and guns have in common?
A: They both get grades.
Q: What is 8,10, 12, 16, 20 and .410?
A. Yes they are all even numbers, but they are also gauges for shotguns.
Q: What is “side by side” and “over and under”?
A. If you answered kids’ games, you would be wrong. They are styles of gun barrels. Both were used by guns made at the Hunter Arms factory.
Q: What do Dodge, General Motors and Chrysler have in common?
A. Yes they are all cars, but all had top employees who owned L.C. Smith Guns.
Q: Who are Rich Beyer and Andy Anderson
A. If you answered two marksmen and collectors who did much to support the L.C. Smith Association, and who will be missed by the association, you are absolutely correct.
Interested in learning more about L.C. Smith shotguns and the Hunter Arms Homecoming weekend? Contact Les Weldin at weldinj@gmail; Sue Lane at email@example.com; Karen O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the John Wells Pratt House at 315-598-4616.