Gee, he never noticed that Schuylkill Arsenal mark on the wood and had forgotten that arsenal got out of the small arms business in 1812 after assembling and staging the possibles that Captain Lewis and Captain Clark requisitioned for their march on behalf of early U.S.imperialism.
A direct L and C connection all but certainly doesn't exist. For one thing, it is a sea service design. On the other hand, a connection to the era and place is all but a lock, and the Schuylkill mark, if validated, would also prove U.S. martial/naval connection.
Just before swooning he confided to me that the old .69 smooth bore beater goes directly to the vault while he makes enquiries of those auction houses where the auctioneer wears a dinner jacket.
Last thing he said before hitting the fainting couch was, "Hey Jim, Go over there and ask them girls what color cars they want."
Even the remote possibility is fun.