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3506
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EXTREMELY RARE EARLY L.C. SMITH QUALITY 6 SHOTGUN.

SN 19212. Cal. 10 ga. 32″ fine Damascus bbls with 3″ chambers. Full length matted rib with brass front bead. Tops of bbls very faintly marked “L.C. Smith Maker Syracuse N.Y.” on left tube and “Fine Damascus Steel” on right tube near breech. Stout action with SN noted on water table and bbl flats. Double checkered triggers, extractors and automatic safety. Capped full pistol grip buttstock is a very fancy English walnut with gold shield near toe and 1/2″ thick black “The L.C. Trap Gun” buttplate. Buttstock is nicely checkered in 4-pt pattern at wrist. Friction splinter forearm is near fully checkered in 4-pt pattern with double diamond type ebony center and tear drop ebony tip. Sidelocks are beautifully engraved most likely by Spangler with setter in large circle on left, pair of pointers in marsh scene in circle on right, surrounded by light scroll and marked “L.C. Smith” at front of side blocks. Bbl bolsters are fabulously sculpted in fleur-de-lis pattern. Bottom of action is lightly engraved with sculpted butterfly rails and floral and light geometric pattern. Trigger guard with beautiful scene of setter in woods on bow and SN noted at tang in geometric design. Housed in modern canvas case with old bore brush. Bore diameter: left – .084, right – .797. Bore restrictions: left – .022 (mod), right – .023 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left – .040, right – .039. Weight: 10 lbs. 4 oz. Drop at comb: 1-5/8″, drop at heel: 3-1/8″. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Excellent as restored. Bbls retain nearly all of an excellent professional quality restoration and show great pattern which is bold and vivid. Bores with some pits and roughness throughout. Receiver is very good with scattered staining and light oxidation. No orig case color remains, however engraving still mostly clear and present, particularly beautiful are the game scenes on the side blocks. Buttstock & forearm are excellent as professionally restored. Checkering is crisp. Buttplate is still legible, though worn. Lever is slightly left of center. Case is very good as is cleaning rod. This is an extremely rare gun. 50933-1 JSL (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3506

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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