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SN FWS38049. Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 28″ Bbls with raised, matted, single sighting plane, solid rib are marked “L. C. SMITH – 20 GA – IDEAL – FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.” on top right bbl. Bbl flats are stamped with SN, grade, chambers, and proofs; bottoms of bbls with “LONDON STEEL”. Typical case hardened, small sized, featherweight action has all correct marks on water table, and features non-automatic safety and Hunter One trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved in typical “Ideal” fashion with large acanthus. “L. C. SMITH” is stamped on each lockplate. Blued trigger guard with some engraving on bow, has SN on tang. Lightly figured American walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over ribbed composition buttplate. Standard point pattern checkering is at grip. Matching, short, swept late style beavertail ejector forend has typical J-spring and knurled button release in oval steel escutcheon. Bore diameter: left -.608, right – .608. Bore restrictions: left – .028 (full), right – .019 (mod). Wall thickness: left – .038, right – .038. Drop at heel: 2-7/16″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Cast: Neutral. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 14″. PROVENANCE: Remarkable William Larkin Moore Private Estate Collection of Fine Sporting Arms. CONDITION: Excellent, near to new. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig lustrous blue, with only one or two light handling marks. Action retains approx 98% orig case hardening color with only a hint of high edge wear. Blue of trigger guard is excellent. Blue on forend escutcheon is slightly flaked. There are only a few light marks in all orig stock finish, checkering light in color. Bores are excellent. Trigger needs help in setting up for second shot (in need of lubrication?) when in right bbl first mode. Ejectors are in time. A crisp little “Ideal” grade that handles well. 50594-31 MGM144 (6,000-10,000) C&R – Lot 3515

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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