L.C. Smith Specialty Grade 12ga. FACTORY 2 BARREL SET W/VENT RIBS
This fine engraved Elsie, sn119171, comes with a Cody letter documenting the gun was provided with 2 sets of vent rib barrels, and every other extra available from the catalog. What a great, purpose built gun; a true target crushing machine with lots of case color, gorgeous full figured wood, high stock dimensions, and excellent mechanics. Weighing in at 8 1/4lbs. w/32” barrels and 8 lbs. with the 30” barrels, both sets balance dead on the hinge pin. Of course, it would be a superb waterfowler, turkey killer, pheasant blocker, or any other long range killer shotgun. The gun is fully factory original.
Set #1 is 32” 97% blue, vent rib, double silver beads, choked F/XF (.037/.044), .727/.731 bore diameter, minimum barrel wall thickness 26 thousandths right barrel, 27 thousandths left, no pits or scratches, 2 ¾” chambers, ribs tight, strong ejectors, tight on breech face and hinge, a great set of barrels. Set #2 is 30”, 98% blue, vent rib, double ivory beads beads, choked IM/F (.030/.036), bore diameter .726/.725, minimum barrel wall thickness 31 thousandths both sides, no pits or scratches, 3” factory chambers, ribs tight, strong ejectors, tight on breech face and hinge, another great set of barrels. No dents or dings in either set. Both sets have mirror bores and reinforced trap style forend lug.
The receiver retains 65% fading case color, action tight with lever right of center, excellent screws, clear, sharp engraving, Hunter One Trigger with nice crisp pull and set in the center position, trigger guard retains 90% factory niter blue, regular frame, a great looking Elsie.
The pistol grip butt stock is wonderfully figured walnut with excellent finish and checkering, no cracks or splits, 14” LOP from mid-position single trigger to the end of a Hawkins pad (equates to 14 ½” from a front trigger if it were a two trigger gun. The stock is not short), 2” drop at heel, 1 3/8” drop at comb for great shooting dimensions, wood to metal fit is excellent plus. The trap style beavertail forend has excellent checkering and 98% factory finish, no splits, cracks, or repair.
Chokes can be changed to your specs for $55 per barrel, stock can be bent to your specs for $150. I have a 3rd set of FACTORY 32” vent rib barrels in the white that can be finished, fit to the gun, and choked to your specs for $1600 to create a 3 BARREL SET, ALL WITH VENT RIBS. Considering all of the above, this is the ultimate side by side sporting clays/shooting sports set. This is a robust, full sidelock American double ready to shoot high volumes of ammunition in any setting. With all of the condition and the factory options, this is a great investment quality gun that will serve your shooting needs for decades. A solid investment that will only go up in value.
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