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L.C. Smith Quality A-1 - vintage firearms - RARE 16 Gauge, 1 OF 10 MADE, FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT, 28" DAMASCUS

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L.C. Smith Quality A-1 - vintage firearms - RARE 16 Gauge, 1 OF 10 MADE, FIGURED ENGLISH WALNUT, 28" DAMASCUS  Guns > Shotguns > L.C. Smith Shotguns
Description: General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1898, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 10oz, ANTIQUE

Serial Number: 4151

The Quality A-1 was a very handsome sidelock ejector gun with a relatively short production run that lasted from 1892 to 1898. During that period a total of only 752 A-1 guns were made; 29 in 10ga., 713 in 12ga., and 10 total made in 16ga. They only offered the 16ga. in the final 2 years of production, hence the extremely low production. The Quality A-1 can be found with several engraving patterns, most fairly sparse in coverage. The “early style” engraving pattern was by far the most elaborate and desirable. The frames were gracefully sculpted, with shaping very refined and indicative of a finely made best gun. This gun, sn4151 made in 1898, is graced with the very detailed “early style” engraving and is in very nice factory original condition…only the wood has seen some finish applied over the years and a new pad has been installed. What a great find, with modern shootable dimensions, fine chain Damascus barrels with perfect mirror bores, 30 thousandths minimum wall thickness anywhere on either barrel, no cracks or repairs in the buttstock, gorgeous, highly figured English walnut with perfect 28LPI checkering (we can restore the wood with a perfect hand rubbed oil finish, removing all nicks and dings, for $400 within 8 weeks of purchase…the wood would really “pop” if done, but we wanted that to be up to the new owner), mechanically excellent with perfectly timed ejectors, solid 3 position auto-safety, a great gun all around. This is not just a collector gun. It is fully capable of shooting the 1 ounce 16ga. loads at upland birds or clay targets and is choked Cyl/LM for excellent upland capabilities. THIS GUN IS THE DEFINITION OF RARE AND SHOULD BE IN ANY AVID L.C. SMITH COLLECTORS GUN CASE. If you like the guns restored, we can provide that service to historical perfection in a very reasonable amount of time. When they only made 10 of them, this is truly your only chance to own such a fine Elsie. Don’t let this one get away! Thanks for looking.


Barrel Length: 28" chain damascus****** Chokes: .000/.014 CYL/LM****** Bores: perfect mirror****** Bore Diameter: .653/.650****** Wall Thickness: .031/.030 ****** % Blue: damascus 70% ****** Chambers: 2 3/4" ****** Ribs: tight****** Sights: single******


Action: tight****** Ejectors or Extractors: timed****** Screws: perfect****** Engraving: very light from factory****** Trigger Type: double****** Trigger Guard Color: grey******


Type: s shaped pistol grip/splinter forend****** LOP: 14 1/8"****** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"****** DAH: 2 9/16"****** DAC: 1 11/16"****** Cast: 0****** Checkering Condition: perfect 28 lines per inch****** Butt Treatment: silvers pad******

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: L.C. Smith
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.Inspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax 6% Michigan Only Shipping & Insurance Ground 95.00 We ship internationally NOTE most of this is insurance Item Condition Used Requires FFL NO, ANTIQUE

Item #: 940841417
SKU: 4151
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Identity Verified ( Grand Rapids, MI )
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
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