L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge - 95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING!
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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) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 115
Total Number of Listings: 2600
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS Shotgun
95% FACTORY ORIGINAL, AMAZING!
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 4oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 80330
What is rare...really? How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga? How about 1 of 6 with 32" barrels? How about 1 of 2 so configured? How about 95% factory case color and blue, all original parts? This is the epitome of a truly rare, highly desirable vintage American double. The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. This gun, sn80330 made in 1925, is one of the most amazing, untouched, L.C. Smith guns I have owned and one of the finest American doubles I have seen. Maybe I should not say untouched, as we did restore the butt stock as the finish was not on par with the rest of the gun. All parts are original to the gun. The screws are perfect, the bores are perfect, the engraving is crisp and clear, the triggers break like glass, the barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, the case color is bold and strong and everywhere, the wood to metal fit is superb...and those loooong 32" barrels. What's not to like??? People often ask me "What is the best investment in a firearm?" I always tell them the same thing...low production guns in smaller gauges, in high grades, with tons of original factory original condition...and with features sought after by the modern day shooter/collector. You could have all of the above qualifications on a gun with 24" barrels and you will have a hard time finding a buyer. Today's shooter/collectors want long barrels. So this is one of those guns that have it all; rarity, condition, and desirability, including outstanding wood figure and overall aesthetics. This gun originally shipped to Washington state during the days that duck clubs like the Widgeon Duck Club in California were using small bore guns for waterfowling to provide better sport to their clients. With the new availability of Bismuth shot in 16ga. shells from Rio and Kent Cartridge Co., or Nice Shot from RST shells, you can take her back to where she came...the duck marsh and pheasant fields. Would make a great vintage clays gun or dove gun as well. WHAT A GREAT FIND! DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!
Barrel Length: 32"
Chokes: M/F .018/.025
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .649 both
Wall Thickness: .042 both
% Blue: 95% factory
Chambers: 2 9/16"
Sights: double, ivory
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 95% strong factory original
Engraving: clear, sharp, crisp
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 80% factory
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend/ very figured factory
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAC: 1 11/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory 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! Jay Shachter, Vintage Firearms, Inc