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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
Active Listings: 138
Total Listings: 4464
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns and accessories.
Payment Methods: 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 - 1 OF 6 MADE ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 16 Gauge SxS
1 OF 6 MADE, ORIGINAL, TRADES OK!
General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1925, 16 Gauge, 7lb 4oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: 80330
What is rare...really? How about 1 of 68 total Crown Grades in 16ga., 1 of 6 with 32" barrels, 1 of 2 so configured, 95% factory case color and blue, and 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 an amazing classic L.C. Smith gun. 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. This is one of those guns that have it all; rarity, condition, good shooting dimensions, and desirability, including outstanding wood figure and overall aesthetics. This gun originally shipped to San Francisco California during the days that duck clubs like the Widgeon Duck Club 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
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 pisto grip/splinter forend/ very figured factory
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 7/8"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 11/16"
Cast: 1/8" heel; 3/16 toe off
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 $220.00 We ship internationally! **Most of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own insurance this cost will be lower***
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.