L.C. Smith Quality A-1 - vintage firearms - RARE 16 Gauge, 1 OF 10 MADE, FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT, 28” DAMASCUS
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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: 82
Total Number of Listings: 2173
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 A-1 16 Gauge Side by Side
Quality A-1 - RARE 16 Gauge, 1 OF 10 MADE, FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT, 28” DAMASCUS
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1898, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 10oz, SxS
Serial Number: 4151
The Quality A-1 was a very handsome sidelock ejector gun with a relatively short production run that lasted from 1892 to 1898. During that period a total of only 752 A-1 guns were made; 29 in 10ga., 713 in 12ga., and 10 total made in 16ga. They only offered the 16ga. in the final 2 years of production, hence the extremely low production. The Quality A-1 can be found with several engraving patterns, most fairly sparse in coverage. The “early style” engraving pattern was by far the most elaborate and desirable. The frames were gracefully sculpted, with shaping very refined and indicative of a finely made best gun. This gun, sn4151 made in 1898, is graced with the very detailed “early style” engraving and is in very nice factory original condition…only the wood has seen some finish applied over the years and a new pad has been installed. What a great find, with modern shootable dimensions, fine chain Damascus barrels with perfect mirror bores, 30 thousandths minimum wall thickness anywhere on either barrel, no cracks or repairs in the buttstock, gorgeous, highly figured English walnut with perfect 28LPI checkering (we can restore the wood with a perfect hand rubbed oil finish, removing all nicks and dings, for $400 within 8 weeks of purchase…the wood would really “pop” if done, but we wanted that to be up to the new owner), mechanically excellent with perfectly timed ejectors, solid 3 position auto-safety, a great gun all around. This is not just a collector gun. It is fully capable of shooting the 1 ounce 16ga. loads at upland birds or clay targets and is choked Cyl/LM for excellent upland capabilities. THIS GUN IS THE DEFINITION OF RARE AND SHOULD BE IN ANY AVID L.C. SMITH COLLECTORS GUN CASE. If you like the guns restored, we can provide that service to historical perfection in a very reasonable amount of time. When they only made 10 of them, this is truly your only chance to own such a fine Elsie. Don’t let this one get away! Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 28" chain damascus
Chokes: .000/.014 CYL/LM
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .653/.650
Wall Thickness: .031/.030
% Blue: damascus 70%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ejectors or Extractors: timed
Engraving: very light from factory
Trigger Type: double
Trigger Guard Color: grey
Type: s shaped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"
DAH: 2 9/16"
DAC: 1 11/16"
Checkering Condition: perfect 28 lines per inch
Butt Treatment: silvers pad
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!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE
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.