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3512
$6,037.50

*TRULY EXCEPTIONAL HIGH CONDITION L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE 20 GAUGE SHOTGUN.

SN 128457. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 30″ bbls with full length ventilated matted top rib. Ivory mid bead and small brass front sight. Tops of bbls marked “L.C. Smith Specialty Grade” on right and “Hunter Arms Co. Inc. M’F’R’S Fulton N.Y. U.S.A.” Water table with SN and grade designation. Same marking found on bbl flats and reinforced bbl lug for beavertail forearm. Hunter One SST, automatic ejectors and non-automatic safety. Capped pistol grip buttstock is checkered in 2-point pattern with flame grained American walnut with a crisp lined HRBP. Beavertail forearm with banjo roll-type release and proper reinforcing bolt, checkered in 3-point pattern, lockplates are engraved with quail on left, flying goose in marsh on right surrounded by foliate scrolls in typical Specialty grade pattern. Bottom of frame lightly scroll engraved as is trigger plate and trigger guard bow. SN noted at tang. Top of frame with light open scroll work. Bore diameter: left – .660, right – .660. Bore restrictions: left – .024 (mod), right – .020 (mod). Minimum wall thickness: left – .036, right – .038 . Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Drop at comb: 1-7/16″, drop at heel: 2-5/16″. LOP: 14-1/2″ from rear position sgl trigger. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. 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: Truly exceptional collector quality. Bbls retain virtually all of their factory orig rust blue finish just starting to tone. Receiver retains nearly all of its dark, bold and vivid orig case color particularly strong on side locks starting to tone on bottom of frame near lug and at high points. Buttstock and forearm are superb as expertly restored. Checkering is extremely crisp and sharp. Buttplate is near mint. Breech face shows only scant evidence of shell marking indicating a very lightly used gun that has survived in near mint orig condition. 50594-27 JSL (6,000-10,000) IVORY – Lot 3512

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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