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SN 2030. Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. A very fine example of the D.M. Lefever crossbolt guns, this small bore gun is in exceptionally fine orig condition. It has 28″ Krupp steel bbls with matted game rib. Bbl flats are unmarked. Bottoms of bbls are marked with steel type and SN. Case hardened boxlock action with only SN on water table has typical knurled roll safety, Greener type crossbolt fastener, and is fitted with nickel-plated single trigger with selector through cheeks of stock. Like most all of Lefever guns, this action has the ball and socket adjustable hinge. Action is engraved with 50% coverage of varying sized scroll surrounding well done vignettes of dogs and game; setter on left, pointer on right, and a quail hiding under a sprig of grass on bottom. A duck flies across marsh on trigger guard bow. Trigger plate is engraved “THE” “D. M. LEFEVER CO” “PATD 1902″. SN is on trigger guard tang. Nicely marbled and lightly figured European walnut round knob pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/16″ over checkered hard rubber buttplate. Side panels have lozenge shaped drop points. Checkering at grip is of point pattern with line borders, and with fancy more closely spaced checkered flourishes into butt. Rounded oval grip cap is of hard rubber. There is a vacant silver shield on toe line. Comb is neatly fluted in often seen Lefever style. Matching splinter forend with inset shaped horn tip, houses ejector system, and has knurled roll release. Bore diameter: left -.661, right – .662. Bore restrictions: left – .011 (Lt mod), right – .009 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .032, right – .029. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Neutral cast. Weight: 6 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 13-3/16”. Gun is housed in an old leather case with brass corners, and is most likely orig. Top is embossed with black initials “H. C. M.” Case contains a pair of Parker Hale snap caps, Powers brass cleaning rod with oiler, and turnscrew in handle, with most of its orig brushes and mops, along with a Tomlinson gun cleaner in its box, and another of the same type, but loose, by BGI. PROVENANCE: The Collection of Jim Beckley. CONDITION: Excellent, orig as found. Bbls retain over 95% of what appears to be their orig blue. Action retains over 90% of its orig watery case hardening color, silvered slightly on bottom and top tang. Case hardening of trigger guard is silvered on sides and at grip. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig hand rubbed oil finish with a few scattered light marks. Grain slightly raised. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger seems to work well. Case leather is fine with many scuffs and rubs. Straps and handle are good. Interior cloth is fine, with some areas of fading and a number of rubs. Accessories are very fine. A very rare small bore Lefever in astounding orig condition. 50632-2 MGM31 (20,000-30,000) C&R – Lot 3493

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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