The letter says he can't locate the man's old Remington Model 11-48 shotgun, which he wants to pass on. An attorney for Williams, Steve Smith, says the gun is believed to be lost, not stolen. The reward is being offered with no questions asked.
Smith says the 16-gauge shotgun was likely last seen at a lake cabin or house near Cullman, Alabama. He says the reward offer has generated a few tips. Williams sang about the man who owned the shotgun in his 1973 song "Grandpa Shepherd."