L.C. Smith "O" Grade 16 Gauge - 1899 GUN, 70% CASE 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION!
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Category: L.C. Smith Shotguns - Shotguns - 16 Gauge
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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: 85
Total Number of Listings: 1701
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
L.C. Smith "O" Grade 16 Gauge SxS
1899 GUN, 70% CASE COLOR, CONDITION!
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1899, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 14oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 60594
The L.C. Smith "O" Grade, a “pre-1913” name given to this grade by Hunter Arms prior to 1913 (too obvious?) was a step above the Field Grade that came out in 1913 from Hunter Arms in that it had a bit nicer wood and checkering, a black ebony inlay in the forend tip, and a set of nice damascus steel barrels. This gun, sn60594 built in 1899, is in remarkable condition for its 118 years of age, with lots of case color, perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit, nicely figured European walnut (book says English walnut, looks like French to me), factory original checkering is excellent, no cracks anywhere, full length butt stock to the factory butt plate, 30" damascus barrels that still retain 98% of their original black and white pattern, and tight as new mechanically. With the long barrels and 1/2 round pistol grip, this is a great sporting clays or upland gun, and weighing 6lbs. 14oz. is not too heavy to carry all day. They only made about 3100 of these guns in 16ga., likely less than 2500 or so left on the planet, so it is not a common gun, especially with this much factory condition remaining. We had intended to restore the wood on this gun, as it has nice figure and would come alive with a fine oil finish (add $450 if you want that done to perfection within 8 weeks of purchase), but have decided to leave that choice to the next owner. The balance of the gun is so nice that some may prefer the "as found" condition of this Elsie. The wood is not bad, as you can see in the photos, just a nice piece of walnut to show off the gun. These guns continue to increase in value as you enjoy their use, so it is an affordable, investment quality shotgun still up to the task of filling game bags and crushing targets. We can alter chokes to your liking if you so choose. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .028/.026 F/F
Bores: great bores
Bore Diameter: .646/.648
Wall Thickness: .031/.028
% Blue: 95% damascus
Chambers: 2 5/8"
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: tight
Case Color: 85% faded
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 80% factory
Type: 1/2 round pistol grip/ splinter forend/ figured
LOP: 14 3/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/8"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory
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!
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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 $45.00 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! Jay Shachter, 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.