L.C. Smith A2 20 Gauge – SUPER RARE, 1 OF 6 MADE 30” BARRELS, PROVENANCE, ENGLISH STOCK
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Category: L.C. Smith Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 91
Total Number of Listings: 2014
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
L.C. Smith A-2 20 Gauge SxS
SUPER RARE, 1 OF 6 MADE, 30” BARRELS, PROVENANCE, ENGLISH STOCK
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1909, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 5572E
L.C. Smith made some amazing shotguns in the years between 1890 and 1950. America’s only commercially successful sidelock action, L.C. Smith produced more shotguns than Parker, Fox, and Lefever combined. That tells me that the buying public found the L.C. Smith a better gun for their money than all the other makers. Indeed, the Elsie sidelock action is simple and brutishly strong and ultimately dependable, the skilled craftsman built some of the most attractive and highly detailed guns in America, and the materials and workmanship were the finest of the day. The A-2 Grade was the highest grade available in 1909, a Quality 7 gun, equivalent to Parker’s AAHE gun in decoration and price, and a very rare grade with only 213 total produced in all gauges and only 6 made in the desirable 20ga. This stunning Elsie is documented by the Cody Firearms Museum as one of the 6, and 1 of only 2 made with 30” barrels. The Whitworth Steel barrels are in superb condition, with a barrel inscription “A TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP – BEAR RIVER DUCK CLUB” and gold inlaid monograms on the trigger guard bow of the previous owners, W.M. Bradley and W.L. Bransford. Take some time to Google search the duck club and names…it is of interest historically. The Bear River Duck Club is still in existence today (Salt Lake Utah) and is referred to as the “Millionar’s Duck Club” by many, an exclusive club of 40 members on 14,000 acres of marsh. Mr. Bransford was the son of the mayor of Salt Lake City (one of the founders of the club) and President of the club from 1909 to 1937, at which time he passed the gun on to Bradley. Mr. Bradley was a charter member of the club, an attorney of note in Salt Lake City, and an avid waterfowler. The gun itself had seen much use but good care. The stock was short, padded, and cracked, so necessitated restocking to its historically correct beauty. The wood quality and checkering pattern were copied from the original stock and what a gorgeous piece of Circassian walnut it is, headed up and fit to perfection with extensive flor-de-lis and ribbon patterns throughout. The exceptional Variation 4 engraving remains in sharp, clear, deep chiseled condition and the action and trigger guard were sent to Doug Turnbull for case color and charcoal blue. The barrels were also in excellent condition and were rust blued. The entire gun has been restored to its historically correct finishes and condition with the utmost care. The stock was left long at 15 1/8” LOP and finished with a checkered butt, easily altered to your dimensions. The gun is delightful in hand weighing just 6 1/4lbs. and balanced perfectly dead on the hinge pin…quite a feat for having the finest Sir Joseph Whitworth barrels 30” long and long LOP. This is a true treasure; a historically important, investment quality L.C. Smith of the highest order that is also a gun deserving to be carried afield and used in sporting events of your choosing. Priced conservatively for the A-2 20ga. that it is, considering the restored nature of the gun. Compare the value of this Elsie to that of a Parker AAHE 20ga. and it becomes a real bargain. Thank you for your interest, and if you want the gun cased in a custom fit display case we can do that here at our shop in a very attractive way. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own a documented small bore A-2 L.C. Smith.
Barrel Length: 30"
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .620/.622
Wall Thickness: .025/.024
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Sights: double, ivory
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, timed
Case Color: 100% Turnbull
Engraving: super clear sharp
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: 100% gold inlays
Type: English stock/splinter forend
LOP: 15 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: same
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 7/16"
Cast: 1/4" off
Checkering Condition: perfect flor de lis; ribbons
Butt Treatment: checkered butt
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $270.00 We ship internationally! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.