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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: 144
Total Listings: 3542
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 Specialty 12 Gauge – 98% CASE COLOR, SST, 28”, vintage firearms inc
General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1924, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 3oz, Chokes LM/IM, LOP 14" rear trigger, DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: FWE68545
Why are some guns more expensive, more desirable than others that are labeled the same? Take this gun for example. They made 5000 L.C. Smith Specialty Grade guns in 12ga., but only a small percentage of those have LOTS OF FACTORY ORIGINAL, UNTOUCHED CONDITION, WITH 98% VIVID CASE COLOR, BARREL BLUE, TRIGGER GUARD BLUE, AND WOOD FINISH, EXCELLENT SCREWS, CHECKERING, BORES…EVEN THE FACTORY JEWELING ON THE BARREL BREECH FACE IS FULLY EVIDENT. Most older guns have lots of drop at heel and comb. Not this gun. It has very modern dimensions. Only ½ of the Specialty Grades had Hunter One triggers. Desirability and rarity of special-order features makes for a more desirable and valuable gun. This fine Specialty Grade, snRE68545 built in 1924, has a lot going for it. All the items mentioned above are present in this gun. Built on L.C. Smith’s Regular Frame and weighing in at 7lbs. 3oz, she was built for full power field loads and carrying afield for upland game. With the 28” barrels and LM/IM chokes she is perfect for sporting clays as well. The gun balances perfectly in hand 1/8” in front of the hinge pin for solid barrel swing and follow through. The mechanics of the gun are excellent, this being a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90-DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, the action and forend iron having been stripped to the smallest part, cleaned in the Ultrasonic cleaner, all parts inspected for function and integrity, lubricated, and reassembled (a $325 service in our shop). The barrels are tight on the hinge pin and standing breech, ribs are tight, bores are perfect mirror shiny, top lever is well right of center, single selective trigger and ejectors work as they should, and the screws are all excellent and clocked. The original Hawkins pad is one you almost never see as it is only ¾” thick and still pliable…a much nicer looking pad than the 1” Hawkins pads. The bore diameters are factory, wall thickness on both barrels is generous, and the chambers are 2 ¾”. This gun is ready to rock! We have 4 full time gunsmiths so we can change dimensions, chokes, restore the wood, etc. at your request without a wait. This gun has it all: high factory condition, desirable features, and fully serviced. It will be a gun for you to enjoy as it gains in value. All who see it will want it. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .014/ .025 Light Modified/Improved Modified
Bore Diameter: .733/ .732
Wall Thickness: .029/ .029
% Blue: 98%, factory
Chambers: 2 3/4" w/ long cones
Sights: double ivory
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, timed, strong
Case Color: 98% factory vivid
Engraving: 80% cover, crisp and sharp
Trigger Type: single, select- crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99% factory charcoal blue
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14" rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: Hawkins, vintage 3/4" pad
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in AR, IL, KS, MI, PA, TN
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $115.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!
We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
Shotgun Gauge: 12 Gauge