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3503
$5,750.00

*SCARCE L.C. SMITH 4E 16 GA SHOTGUN.

SN 203845. Cal. 16 ga. 28″ fluid steel bbls with 2-1/2″ Cham. Full length matted rib with twin “certifiable antique ivory” beads and small gold bar near breech and marked “Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, N.Y.” Water table marked with SN and grade designation “4E” and same markings on left bbl flat. Finely polished blued double triggers, auto ejectors, auto 3-position safety. Capped full pistol buttstock checkered in 2-point pattern with nicely figured French walnut ending in lined HRBP. Splinter forearm with roll type banjo release checkered in 5-point pattern with triangular ebony tip. Finely engraved in typical Grade 4 pattern with setter in wooded game scene on left, pointer in brushy field scene on right all surrounded by light scroll work. Both side locks marked L.C. Smith at front. Balance of receiver is nicely scroll engraved with approximately 40% coverage. Trigger guard bow is nicely engraved with two quail in field in oval with light scroll and border engraved at tang with SN noted. Fences are lightly engraved and small area of engraving at breech. Bore diameter: left – .670, right – .670. Bore restrictions: left – .038 (full), right – .020 (MOD). Minimum wall thickness: left – .018, right – .020. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. Drop at comb: 1-3/4″, drop at heel: 2-15/16″. LOP: 13-5/8″. PROVENANCE: Private single owner advanced LeFever Collection. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. Has been completely and competently restored. Bbls retain nearly all of an expertly restored fine quality rust blue which is just starting to tone and age. Receiver retains virtually all of its near perfectly duplicated restored case colors. Buttstock and forearm are excellent to near mint as restored with minor handling marks and a couple of light scratches. Beginning wood separation on right side of stock at grip. Checkering is crisp throughout. Buttplate is near excellent. Trigger guard retains most of its restored blue finish particularly bright on bow starting to tone at grip. Bores are excellent near mirror. Mechanics are crisp. Ejectors in time. This gun could easily pass as near mint and all orig without the very closest of inspection. The restoration work is truly superb. 51051-7 JSL (5,000-8,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 3503

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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