L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!

For Sale from Vintage Firearms Inc |
Positive feedback: 100% View |
Verified Seller
| 242 Completed Sales
L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge – FACTORY 99% CASE COLOR, 30” VENT RIB, 1 OF A KIND!  Guns > Shotguns > L.C. Smith Shotguns
Description: L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun


General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1926, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Side by Side

Serial Number: FWE89799

The Crown Grade Elsie; one of the finest, most elegant American doubles ever produced…a “MADE TO ORDER” shotgun, with only 800 made in all gauges, and only 145 made in 20 gauge. If you consider loss and damage, there are likely less than 125 Crown Grade 20’s left on the planet. What a RARE, ONE-OF-A-KIND CROWN GRADE we have here in this 1926 vintage Elsie, snFWE89799. What is rare...really? How about 1 of 29 20ga. Crown Grades with 30” barrels? How about 1 of 32 with vent rib barrels? How about 1 of 3 with every factory option, ie. Beavertail forend, ejectors, Hunter One trigger, factory pad (we replaced the hard, mushroomed pad with the same, original Hawkins pad it came with), vent rib? How about 99% factory case color, 98% blue, exceptional wood with original factory finish and checkering? The Crown Grade engraving is some of the most handsome found on any American double gun. I have seen many Crown Grade Elsie’s and all have a version of the same engraving. THIS GUN HAS UNIQUE, SPECIAL ORDER ENGRAVING with waterfowl flying over a marsh in the ovals. It is definitively factory original and shown in Col. Brophy’s book “LC Smith Shotguns” on page 96. HOW ABOUT 1 OF 1, THE ONLY L.C. CROWN GRADE 20GA. OF ITS KIND. I think we can all agree this is the epitome of a truly rare, high condition, highly desirable vintage American double. This gun is in excellent condition, with mirror bores, excellent checkering and wood finish, tight as new on breech face and hinge pin with lever right of center, and perfect screws. This gun has desirable 30" barrels, M/F chokes, double beads, and great shooting dimensions. Nicely balanced, weighing a mere 6lbs. 11oz on a feather weight frame with a reinforced forend lug, it would be a great clays or upland gun. A true collectible, investment quality firearm that will continue to rise in value as you enjoy its use. All parts are original to the gun. People often ask me "What is the best investment in a firearm?" I always tell them the same thing...low production guns in smaller gauges, in high grades, with tons of original factory original condition...and with features sought after by the modern day shooter/collector. Today's shooter/collectors want long barrels. So this is one of those guns that have it all; rarity, condition, and desirability, including outstanding wood figure and overall aesthetics. WHAT A GREAT FIND! DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!


Barrel Length: 30"***** Chokes: .020/.025 M/F***** Bores: perfect mirror***** Bore Diameter: .619/.620***** Wall Thickness: .032/.028***** % Blue: 98%***** Chambers: 2 3/4"***** Ribs: vent rib,tight factory***** Sights:double metal*****


Action: tight, way right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors,strong, timed***** Case Color: 98% vivid factory***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: special ducks on side, clear, sharp, one of a kind***** Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp excellent***** Trigger Guard Color: 95% factory*****


Type: rare 1/2 round pistol grip, beavertail forend, trap factory, figured***** LOP: 14 1/8"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"***** DAH: 2 1/2"***** DAC: 1 5/8"***** Cast: 1/4" off***** Checkering Condition: near new factory***** Butt Treatment: 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!

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: LC Smith
Caliber: 20 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: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer***** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.***** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only***** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $275.00 We ship internationally! (**NOTE that most all of this is INSURANCE. If you have your own, we could arrange your insurance covering it.)***** Item Condition: Used***** Requires FFL?: Yes*****

Item #: 942952829
SKU: FWE89799
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI

Shipping: $275.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

Your Recently Viewed Items

|regenC|MC Set || Li Mc HIT || || LP Mc HIT ||