A lot of the most popular “Blasts From the Past” have been family stories, and today’s is heartfelt. The gun in question, an L.C. Smith, looks like a plain field grade to me. Field grade Smiths were made from 1912 to 1950, and this gun would have cost $25 when it was new in 1913. Of the nearly 200,000 Smiths made, roughly 160,000 were field grade guns, and they still turn up used today.