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SN 23296. Cal. 8 ga. Approx 3-1/4″ Chambers. 34″ Damascus bbls with flat, matted top rib are engraved “DAMASCUS” and “STEEL” on tops. SN is on bottom of left bbl. Water table is stamped with SN and “E”. Lefever sideplated action has late style cocking hook and features automatic safety, cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved in early “E” style with 30% coverage of well cut scroll, and exceptionally well detailed renditions of pointing dogs on lockplates; a setter on left, and a pointer on right. A spaniel with retrieved duck is on trigger guard bow. SN is at grip. “Lefever Arms Co” is on each lockplate. Patent dates are stamped on trigger plate, the latest being ’87. Dense, dark, streaked and lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-5/8″ over ribbed horn buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend has dogs-head central medallion. Bore diameter: left -.950, right -940. Bore restrictions: left -.115 (full), right -.130 (full). Wall thickness: left -.085, right -.087. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/8″. Weight: 15 lbs 5 oz. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Lewis & Leyton Yearout. CONDITION: Very good to fine, essentially “as found”. Bbls retain a considerable amount of orig Damascus finish, but are mostly silvered and browned. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of orig case hardening color with spots of rust. Stocks retain most of their orig finish with a number of marks and dings. A sliver (1″ x 3/8″) has detached from right front portion of forend, and has been pinned back, many years ago. Bores are somewhat pitted. Action is tight. This gun would greatly profit from a judicious cleaning. An exceptional, untouched example of a very high grade American waterfowler. 4-53905 MGM50 (6,000-10,000) – Lot 2397

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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