L.C. Smith 16 Gauge Field – HIGH CONDITION, CURTIS FOREND, VFI CERTIFIED, vintage firearms inc

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Description: Year 1915, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 8oz, Chokes SK/IM, SN# 400400R

There were a LOT of Field Grade 16ga. Elsies made over the years. Most have seen a lot of use and show their age, and most are rather on the heavy side weighing between 6 ¾ and 7lbs. This L.C. Smith 16ga., sn400400R built in 1915 on a Featherweight frame and weighs in at a very well balanced 6 1/2lbs. This is a different gun in several ways. First, it has the Curtis Patent forend release only used on L.C. Smith guns for a few years and quite a nice feature that many L.C. Smith shooter and collectors really seek out and like having. Second, the gun has all FACTORY ORIGINAL FINISHES ON WOOD AND METAL, WITH 92% VIVID CASE COLOR, 95% BLUE ON THE BARRELS, 85% CHARCOAL BLUE ON THE TRIGGER GUARD, AND MIRROR PERFECT BORES. The wood retains its original finish but it has “crinkled” and could use a restoration (we can do the wood restoration to perfection for you within 8 weeks of purchase or any later date for a very reasonable price), but we will leave that up to the purchaser to decide. The wood is nicely figured with excellent checkering and not a crack or split anywhere. Most shooters buying guns of this nature are shooter/collectors that will use the gun for upland birds and clays. I cannot think of a better suited, or more affordable gun to do that with, as most all your classic American side x sides in 16ga. have gone up quite a bit in price and are becoming hard to find, especially guns that retain lots of factory condition! This gun has 28” barrels factory choked SK/IM, mirror perfect bores, with the barrels tight on face and hinge pin like a new gun, with the top lever way right of center. The mechanics are perfect as are the screws. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, having been stripped to the smallest parts, Ultrasonic cleaned, each part inspected for integrity and function, properly lubricated and reassembled (a $275 service in our shop!). These guns are going up in value as you enjoy their use, so you won't lose money should you ever decide to sell this nice little piece. The price is affordable, the gun is attractive and 100% functional, and you can shoot RST spreader loads to make it shoot like she was IC/M for greater versatility on the clays course or in the field. Great way to get into the small-bore vintage double gun game without breaking the bank. Thanks for looking!

Barrels

Barrel Length: 28"***** Chokes: .004/.024 SK/IM ***** Bores: mirror***** Bore Diameter: .653 both***** Wall Thickness: .028/.021***** % Blue: 95% factory***** Chambers: 2 1/2"***** Ribs: Solid***** Sights: Brass bead front*****

Action

Action: tight, right of center ***** Ejectors or Extractors: extractors***** Case Color: 92% vivid factory***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: none***** Trigger Type: double, crisp***** Trigger Guard Color: 85% factory*****

Stock

Type: Capped pistol grip/Curtis forend***** LOP: 14"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 13 5/8"***** DAH: 2 3/4"***** DAC: 1 5/8"***** Cast: 1/8" off***** Checkering Condition: excellent***** Butt Treatment: black plate*****

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: 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: See Description

Item #: 978922486
SKU: 400400R
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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Price:
$1,950.00


Shipping: $45.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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