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EXCEPTIONAL SPECIAL ORDER EARLY STYLE LEFEVER HEAVY GAME GUN. SN 16438. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. This very unusual gun incorporating many high grade features, yet exhibiting little embellishment, has 30″ bbls with concave, matted rib, engraved “Whitworth” and “Fluid Steel” on tops. Whitworth steel was offered on only the highest grade of Lefever guns. Bbl flats are unmarked. Bottom of left bbl is stamped with SN. Rear of bbls above flats have raised cyma curve embellishment, as found only on guns of grade D and higher. Action with double fish hook cocking lever and with sears mounted on lockplates, features non-automatic safety and cocking indicators. Action and lockplates have only simple engraving of geometric borders. However, action beads are beautifully filed, and fences are relief carved with relief scallops and shamrocks, as typically found on later grade B guns. “Lefever Arms Co.” is engraved on each lockplate. Dense, broadly striped and lightly figured dark reddish brown European walnut long pistol grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over checkered wood butt with geometric border engraved steel heel and toe plates. Point pattern checkering has line border. A large vacant silver oval is inlet at bottom of grip. Matching splinter forend has fancy horn tip, push button release, and near full coverage checkering. Bore diameter: left-.732, right -.732. Bore restrictions: left -.035 (Full), right -.018 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.020, right -.016. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-9/16″. Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain 80 – 90% orig blue, with some slight silvering, and thinning at normal carry point. Action and lockplates retain most of their orig case hardening color, quite vivid where protected, and under a considerable amount of old varnish and accumulated oil. Stocks retain most of their orig rubbed oil finish with a few minor marks. Silver medallion on grip is tarnished. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Simply a great old gun. 4-47570 MGM50 (7,500-12,500)

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Auction: Firearms - Spring 2013
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