L.C. Smith 5E 16 Gauge – vintage firearms inc - RARE!, 1 OF 36 MADE, 28” BARRELS, 100% PERFECT!
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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: 104
Total Number of Listings: 2172
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 5E 16 Gauge SxS
RARE!, 1 OF 36 MADE, 28” BARRELS, 100% PERFECT!
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1906, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 9oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 205540
Vintage American double gunners recognize L.C. Smith guns built before 1913 as the best of their kind, with more attention to detail, better stock inletting, and even nicer engraving than the named models that came post 1913. Few high grades were made, with only 525 Grade 5 guns produced all gauges, ONLY 36 MADE IN 16GA. This gun, sn205540 made in 1906, is a perfect example of how beautiful these guns were and still are. The detail in the dogs, the scroll work, the background scenery is all superbly done and undoubtedly my favorite American engraving ever. What a gorgeous gun, with 28" barrels choked IC/M, weighing 6lbs. 9oz. on its stout regular size frame and balanced perfectly in hand, perfect mirror bright bores, highly figured French walnut ending in the most tasteful leather covered pad, and the most perfect historically correct restoration you will ever see. I LOVE THIS GUN! With all of the great guns coming and going through Vintage Firearms, Inc. it takes a lot to impress me. Look carefully at these photos…the gun is perfect in every way. WOW! Is all I can say. Mechanically perfect with strong well-timed ejectors, crisp double triggers, barrels tight on hinge and breech face like a new gun with the lever still right of center, perfect screws, perfect wood to metal fit, she is ready for another century of service and enjoyment. When considering upland game, doves, pigeons, or clay targets, this gun is ready for all. Collector interest in L.C. Smith has become brisk, with prices rising and creating a great investment opportunity. Consider what a Parker Grade 5, or BHE, 16ga. would cost in this condition (over $30,000) and you realize what a bargain this is. I consider the Grade 5 Elsie to be one of the most beautiful of the American doubles, no matter what the cost. Just look at the detail in the dog's features, the intricate scroll and bouquet engraving throughout, and the gorgeous borders. Check out the wood to metal fit, screws, checkering...what a nice 111 year old gun! Grade 5's don't come up for sale very often, so don't miss your opportunity!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .008/.016 IC/M
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .666/.667
Wall Thickness: .025/.022
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 100%
Engraving: clear, sharp, awesome
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 100%
Type: 1/2 round pistol grip/splinter forend/ super french walnut
LOP: 14 1/2"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: awesome leather covered
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: Credit Card, 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.