L.C. Smith Monogram 20 Gauge – RARE!, UNTOUCHED 98% FACTORY GUN, 1 OF 26 MADE
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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: 114
Total Number of Listings: 1867
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
L.C. Smith Monogram 20 Gauge Side-by-Side
RARE!, UNTOUCHED 98% FACTORY GUN, 1 OF 26 MADE
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1913, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, SxS
Serial Number: 7130E
In the world of vintage American double shotguns, the L.C. Smith Monogram is an icon representing the finest in gunmaking skills and art. L.C. Smith was the only successful American sidelock gun, with strong and simple locks, beautifully sculpted frames, and the finest craftsmanship in the heyday of the American double gun. From 1892-1945 there were only 306 Monogram Elsies made in all gauges, only 51 in 20ga. and only 26 twenty-gauge guns with the desirable 30” barrels. THESE ARE TRULY RARE AMERICAN SHOTGUNS, REPRESENTING THE FINEST IN ART, FORM, AND FUNCTION. This fine Monogram, sn7130E made in 1913, is even more rare as it is completely factory original finishes throughout, including the wood finishes. With 95% case color, 98% blue, 95% wood finish, mirror bores, beautiful English walnut stock terminating with the factory buttplate, there are no drawbacks with this gun. The mechanics are perfect, with the 30” Sir Joseph Whitworth Steel barrels tight as new on hinge pin and breech face, single selective trigger that functions flawlessly, strong well-timed ejectors, and positive safety…even the chambers remain at the factory 2 ½” length. Chokes are F/F and factory original as well. I get to see a lot of fine shotguns in my work, and in the world of truly collectible, rare, highly desirable American side x sides it is increasingly rare to find a truly unmolested, factory original gun. These are the guns that will always bring premium prices and always have willing buyers. This Monogram 20 bore might be the finest in existence. To be sure, the gun has been carried afield, as it has the usual light handling marks in the wood and blueing, and there is some wear on the barrels around the forend area, so it will be at home with you in the field pursuing upland game, doves, pigeons, crows, waterfowl, or even the elusive sporting clays targets at your local club. L.C. Smith guns are coming on strong in the world of collector/shooters and the value has been climbing steadily for special guns. This is a true investment quality gun, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the best available. Thanks for looking and don’t miss out on this one!
Barrel Length: 30" Sir Joseph Whitworth
Chokes: F/F .031/.034
Bores: perfect mirrors
Bore Diameter: .617/.620
Wall Thickness: .032/.028
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 95% factory
Engraving: late style crisp; superb; full coverage
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, excellent, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 65% factory
Type: 1/2 round/splinter forend; figured english
LOP: 13 7/8" mid position trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/2"
DAH: 3 1/4"
DAC: 1 7/8"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: butt plate
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 $140.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, 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.