Lefever E Grade 16 Gauge – 28” KRUPP STEEL, GORGEOUS, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Lefever Shotguns - Shotguns - American Double
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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: 137
Total Number of Listings: 2647
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.)
General Specs: Lefever, Year 1905, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 5oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14", DAH 2 3/4", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 53211
Most who pursue Classic American Double shotguns are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced some very elegant shotguns. The first of the prominent American double gun manufacturers to close its doors, Lefever produced relatively few fine doubles; in the range of 60.000 guns. Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes there were very few higher grade 16ga. or 20ga. Lefevers produced. There were only about 800 hundred made as the E Grade in 16ga., and less than a few hundred with Krupp Steel barrels. Low production, classic double indeed! This stunning Lefever, sn53211 built in 1905, has been fully restored by Bachelder Master Gunmakers and remains in 99% condition with all historically correct finishes. The 28” Krupp Steel barrels have excellent bores, tight ribs, and are tight on the joint and breech face. This 16-bore is built on the 20ga. frame size, as indicated by the “double x” on the frame and illustrated in Elliot’s book on page 129. The engraving is artfully done, the scroll is exceptional, and the graceful sculpting of the frame is not found on all E Grades and is a very nice touch. This is a collectable, investment quality gun that is a joy to carry and shoot as well, weighing just 6 1/4lbs. and in perfect mechanical condition. What a rare and gorgeous vintage American double ready for field or sporting clays. These fine E Grade 16’s on the 20ga. frame do not come up often, so don’t hesitate or she will be gone! Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .032/.032 F/F
Bore Diameter: .672/.672
Wall Thickness: .025/.035
% Blue: 99%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Sights: double, brass
Action: tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 100% bone charcoal
Engraving: clear and sharp Joseph Loy
Trigger Type: double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99%
Type: Capped pistol grip/Splinter forend
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/4"
DAH: 2 3/4"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: Black Plate
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: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 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.