Williams said he believes the Remington Model 11/48 16-gauge shotgun is likely somewhere in southern Alabama, an area he spent a lot of time with his “Granddad Sheppard.”
The musician said he wants “to pass that old Remington down to my children and grandchildren” and that he’s willing to offer “fifty $100 dollar bills” and an additional $1,000 finder's fee to whoever locates the gun, “no questions asked.”
Smith said Williams was was also willing to arrange an alternate prize if whoever found the gun didn’t want the money.
“If the finder would prefer a gun or guitar I'm sure that can be arranged with a proper certificate of authenticity.”
Anyone who locates the shotgun with a serial number ending in 58111, is asked to contact Smith at 256-734-4721.