L.C. Smith Crown 12 Gauge – PROVENANCE, VENT RIB, vintage firearms inc

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Description: L.C. Smith, Year 1937, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 14oz, SN#161491

The Crown Grade Elsie; one of the finest, most elegant American doubles ever produced. The Crown Grade was certainly a special, “MADE TO ORDER” shotgun, with only 800 or so made in all gauges, and only 639 made in 12 gauge. If you consider loss and damage, there are likely less than 550 Crown Grade 12’s left on the planet, and only ONE LIKE THIS ONE. What a find we have here in this 1937 vintage Elsie, sn161491, with its highly figured walnut stock, elaborately engraved with rose and scroll background and fine, deeply chiseled bird dogs on either side. The L.C. Smith Gun Collectors Association letter that accompanies the purchase of the gun states clearly that the gun was shipped to Joe Heistand in December of 1937. Heistand is a Trap Shooters Hall of Famer and still holds the record for the most Grand American Championship wins in the history of the event. He won High Overall in 1938, possibly shooting this L.C. Smith…THAT IS SERIOUS PROVENANCE! See the attached history of his shooting accomplishments. The L.C. Smith was the only commercially successful sidelock gun from the glory days of the vintage American double. What a canvas to lay down your art as an engraver, and what a functional, strong, simple action was created in the venerable “Elsie”. This gun is in excellent condition, with mirror bores, excellent factory original checkering and wood finish, nice case color, 99% factory blue on the 30” F/F ventilated rib barrels that are tight as new on breech face and hinge pin, top lever right of center, excellent screws, properly functioning single selective trigger, and scarce “flat style” beavertail forend (most were the Schnabel style) made with high shooting dimensions. The wood figure on this gun is standout. Even the jeweling on the barrel flats is still strong, indicating little use. Nicely balanced, weighing 7lbs. 14oz. on the "regular" weight frame with a reinforced forend lug, no cracks or chips in the wood, it would be a great clays or heavy upland gun. It is not often you will have a chance to own a fine L.C. Smith that is documented as belonging to the most accomplished champion in the history of the American Trap Shooters Association! See the specifications below. A true collectible, investment quality firearm that will continue to rise in value as you enjoy its use.


Barrel Length: 30"***** Chokes: .036/.036 F/F***** Bores: mirror***** Bore Diameter: .726/.726***** Wall Thickness: .035/.030***** % Blue: 99% factory***** Chambers: 2 3/4"***** Ribs: vent rib - tight***** Sights: ivory front/white mid*****


Action: tight - Slight Right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, good***** Case Color: 60% coverage, factory, faint***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: sharp, clear***** Trigger Type: single selective trigger***** Trigger Guard Color: 98% factory*****


Type: Capped Pistol Grip/Beavertail forend***** LOP: 14"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"***** DAH: 1 3/4"***** DAC: 1 3/8"***** Cast: 3/16" off***** Checkering Condition: superb***** Butt Treatment: Red Silvers pad*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: LC Smith
Caliber: 12 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 costInspection Period / Return Policy Three Days from the date the item was received.Sales Tax 6% Michigan OnlyShipping & Insurance Ground 120.00 We ship internationallyItem Condition UsedRequires FFL Yes

Item #: 941488241
SKU: 161491
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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