Lefever EE Grade 12ga. – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS GREAT DIMENSIONS
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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: 124
Total Number of Listings: 2691
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.)
Lefever EE Grade 12ga. – BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS
BEAUTIFUL DAMASCUS, GREAT DIMENSIONS
General Specs: Lefever, Year 1901, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 10oz, SxS
Serial Number: 35307E
Most who pursue American doubles are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced very elegant shotguns. The engraving is better than most in its tasteful application, the frames were ornately sculpted and shaped, and the workmanship overall was superior to the competition of the day. With the last Lefever being produced in 1919, Lefever produced relatively few guns; in the range of 50.000 or so in all grades and gauges, most being lower grade guns. Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes there were few high grade Lefevers produced, and most gunners that search for fine American vintage double guns are aware that there are few Lefever EE Grade guns ever seen for sale, especially in great original condition. MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS LEFEVER, SN35307 MADE IN 1901, RETAINS PLENTY OF FACTORY ORIGINAL CASE COLORS. Look at the engraving executed by the master Joseph Loy and the sculpting of the frame. A Lefever EE Grade 12ga. is not a rare gun, but in this condition it is not often seen. The EE Grade is high enough to show Lefever elegance in the engraving, wood figure, fit/finish, but still seen often enough to be affordable. Sporting 30" fine damascus barrels with excellent bores choked IM/F, with a minimum barrel wall thickness of 25 thou, ejectors that are strong and timed, and a gorgeous well figured walnut stock with modern shooting dimensions, she is ready to take waterfowl, upland, or clays for you with high style. This is a fine, investment quality Lefever that will always be a highly sought-after gun. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .030/.036 IM/F
Bore Diameter: .740/.738
Wall Thickness: .033/.025
% Blue: 97% black/silver
Chambers: 2 5/8"
Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, well timed
Case Color: 70% fading factory
Engraving: Joseph Loy engraved; clear, sharp, awesome
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: dog scene silver/grey
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend; figured circassian
LOP: 14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/16"
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: orange 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!
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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 $45.00 We ship internationally!
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! 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.