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*SCARCE L. C. SMITH FEATHERWEIGHT MONOGRAM GRADE. SN FWE7090. Cal. 12 ga. 3″ Chambers. 30″ Bbls. This fine gun, one of only 26 12 bore Monogram Grade guns made with featherweight frame, out of a total production of 227, is marked with “Monogram Steel” and “Made to Order By the Hunter Arms Co. Inc. Fulton. N. Y.” on tops of bbls. Concave, matted game rib is fitted with two ivory beads. Rib extension behind gold band junction is engraved “L. C. Smith Monogram Grade”. There are 2″ triangles of scroll engraving at breech ends. Muzzles are engraved with geometric bands. Engine turned bbl flats are engraved with SN and grade. Case hardened action is engraved with patent dates. SN and grade are engraved on water table. Action is fitted with non-automatic safety (S is gold inlaid) and selective Hunter One trigger. Action and lockplates are engraved in Monogram style with 80% coverage medium scroll with rose highlights. Bottom of action has mallard flying through scroll background. Lockplates each depict pair of pigeons in flight through scroll. “L. C. SMITH” is inlaid in gold on each plate. Blued, scroll engraved trigger guard has SN at grip, and bow is inlaid in gold “O. Ghigliotti” (?). Factory records relate gun was shipped 2/7/19 to Spencer and Waters. Dense, nicely crotch figured American walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-1/2″ over black leather covered pad. 28 LPI borderless checkering at grip is of fleur-de-lis pattern with fancy back. Matching splinter ejector forend has inlet triangular ebony tip, and banjo shaped secondary latch with knurled thumbpiece. Checkering is of nearly full coverage with fleur-de-lis ribbons through pattern. Iron is engraved with “Ejector Pat’d”, SN “FWE7090″ and 1901 patent date. Bore diameter: left-.730, right -.729. Bore restrictions: left -.037 (Full), right -.008 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.015 (4″ long area on top about 8″ back from muzzle. Sides and bottom are minimum .020), right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-1/2″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. LOP: 13-1/2”. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a high quality satin re-blue, with 1 or 2 minor marks. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, remainder silvered from normal handling and use. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig case hardening color. Thumbpiece of top lever is silvered. Trigger guard retains 90% of its orig lustrous blue. Stocks retain nearly all their orig oil finish with numerous marks and rubs. Checkering is slightly worn at grip, more so at forend. New pad is excellent. Bores are excellent, slightly frosted at breech end of right bbl. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Trigger works. A very fine example of this scarce American classic. 4-47354 MGM46 (12,500-17,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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