Lefever EE Grade 12 Gauge – ANTIQUE, 90% CASE COLOR, GORGEOUS!, vintage firearms inc

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Description: General Specs: Lefever, Year 1895, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 1oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 5/16", DAH 3", DAC Front 1 3/4", Rear 1 15/16'

Serial Number: 22457

Most who pursue Classic American Double shotguns are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced some very elegant shotguns. The first of the prominent American double gun manufacturers to cease operations, Lefever produced relatively few fine doubles; in the range of 60.000 guns. Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes there were very few higher grade Lefevers produced. To find a nice original gun like this early style EE Grade, sn22457 made in 1895, with fine Damascus steel barrels is the needle in the haystack. The 30” barrels retain 98% Damascus pattern, are choked F/F, ring like chimes with tight ribs, 2 5/8” chambers, bores are very good, with a minimum barrel wall thickness of 33 thousandth right barrel, 27 thou left barrel. The receiver has exceptional game scene/scroll engraving that is certainly executed by Jacob Glahn. Glahn was a premier American engraver whose work is highly sought after by collectors. Look at the dog on the right sideplate and the dog’s head on the trigger guard bow, as they are classic Glahn boxy headed dogs. The scroll is exceptional, the dogs and woodcock have minute detail, and even the border work and the forend fastener escutcheon catch the eye. Retaining 90% fading factory case color, perfect screws, original wood and strong checkering, it is in remarkable condition and a rare find in today’s marketplace. The buttstock is a factory special order Monte Carlo style stock made from finely figured French walnut and is definitively factory original. The wood-to-metal fit is superb, and the checkering is near perfect. This is a collectable condition investment that is a joy to carry and shoot as well, weighing just 7lbs. 1oz. with its 30” barrels. THIS IS A VERY LIGHT 12GA. UPLAND GUN, READY TO SHOOT WITH ANY OF THE RST SHOTGUN SHELLS AVAILABLE AT RSTSHELLS. We can change the chokes to your liking within 5 days of purchase. This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, the action having been stripped to its smallest part, cleaned in the Ultrasonic cleaner, each part inspected for integrity and function, properly lubricated and reassembled. The gun is mechanically excellent plus. What a rare and gorgeous vintage American double ready for field or sporting clays. You will not see one like this again, so don’t hesitate or she will be gone! Thanks for looking.


Barrel Length: 30"***** Chokes: .036/ .038 F/F***** Bores: very good***** Bore Diameter: .736/ .740***** Wall Thickness: .033/ .027***** % Blue: 98% damascus pattern***** Chambers: 2 5/8"***** Ribs: tight***** Sights: Front gold*****


Action: tight, Right of center***** Ejectors or Extractors: Ejectors, timed***** Case Color: 90% factory fading***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: gorgeous detail; Jacob Glahn engraved***** Trigger Type: Double, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: mostly silver/grey*****


Type: double, crisp***** LOP: 14 5/16"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/4"***** DAH: 3"***** DAC: Front 1 3/4", Rear 1 15/16''***** Cast: 0***** Checkering Condition: superb***** Butt Treatment: lefever arms Co*****

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

Call to purchase. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

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: Lefever
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 cost) Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only Shipping & Insurance: Ground $75.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! Item Condition: Used Requires FFL?: No, ANT

Item #: 960003044
SKU: 22457
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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