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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: 124
Total Listings: 3601
Seller Type:FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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 3E 20 Gauge - 1 OF 143, 38 WITH 30" BARRELS, 85% CASE COLOR, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1910, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 8oz, Chokes F/F factory, LOP 14" rear trigger, DAH 2", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 6133E
In the world of fine vintage American double shotguns, the pre-1913 L.C. Smith guns are highly regarded, with elegantly sculpted frames, extreme attention to detail, finely executed game scene and scroll engraving, and the only successful American sidelock from the Golden Era of gun making. The pre-1913 Elsie's (the guns with number grades like 2E, 3E, 5E, etc. vs. named models like Ideal Grade, Specialty Grade, etc.) were better fit and more finely finished than the guns that came after 1912. This RARE GRADE 3E 20GA., sn6133E made in 1910, is one of only 143 Grade 3E's made in 20ga., with only 38 of those wearing 30" fluid steel barrels. Better yet, she was used very little and cared for very well, with 98% factory barrel blue, mirror bores, 85% factory case color and trigger guard blue, clear sharp engraving, superb wood to metal fit, perfect checkering, perfect screws, and all original parts to the gun. Weighing 6 1/2lbs. with the long, graceful 30" barrels and balanced just forward of the hinge pin, the gun is dynamic in its handling characteristics, feeling like a 6lb. gun. Shipped from the factory with the very desirable and rare English style grip (10% have straight grips, or about 15 total Grade 3 20ga. guns!), single selective trigger, double ivory beads, and ejectors, she is one racy looking double gun with the long barrels and straight grip. The mechanics and condition are superb with strong, well timed ejectors and barrels tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face, top lever well right of center. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN, MEANING THE ACTION AND FOREND IRON HAS BEEN STRIPPED TO THE SMALLEST PART AND CLEANED IN THE ULTRASONIC CLEANER, INSPECTED FOR INTEGRITY OF ALL PARTS, PROPERLY LUBRICATED, AND REASSEMBLED. VFI CERTIFIED guns come with a 90 day shooting warranty. The stock dimensions are awesome as well with 14" LOP from a mid-position Single trigger (would be 14 1/2" LOP if the gun had a front trigger), 2" drop at heel, 1 1/2" drop at comb, and 1/8" cast off. We have just completed restoring the wood to perfection with a hand-rubbed Truoil finish, and it really makes the gun “POP”. She is a stunning Elsie and a solid investment quality gun. Having all the most desirable characteristics, ie ejectors, sst, English stock, 30" barrels, high condition, and low production makes this a very good buy and a sound investment that will continue to grow in value as you enjoy its use. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .026/.027 F/F factory
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .617/.618
Wall Thickness: .034/.031
% Blue: 98% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Sights: double ivory
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 85% fading factory
Engraving: clear, sharp
Trigger Type: single selective trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 60%
Type: English stock/splinter forend
LOP: 14" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 12 7/8"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/8" off
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: silvers pad new
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $110.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. 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.