L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun
32" VENT RIB, RARE GUN, GORGEOUS, BARGAIN!
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1919, 20 Gauge, Weight 7lbs., Side by Side
Serial Number: 117006
This is a rare and desirable Crown Grade Elsie 20 gauge, sn117006 built in 1919. It would be a fantastic dove, pheasant, chukar, sharptail, upland, duck, and sporting clays gun as it is a L.C. Smith Crown Grade 20ga. with 32" vent rib barrels choked full and full with SSt, ejectors, beavertail, Monte Carlo stock, checkered butt, dynamite wood, one of 145 total Crown 20's, only 26 with 32" barrels, less than about 5 with ventilated rib. Mechanics are perfect, and there is plenty of case color and original blue remaining, and the superb game scene engraving is clear and sharp. THIS IS A RARE GUN BY ALL DEFINITIONS! The gun is superb, but there is one flaw.
Look at the photos and you will see the buttstock was once cut and then the same piece was re-attached. It is a rare Monte Carlo style stock. The extension was perfectly re-attached and is not an eye sore, and the gun is still original as shipped with the original butt stock intact, save for the cut/reattach. If you like the gun but cannot live with the extension, there are a few good solutions that I will leave up to the next owner. Nearly every American vintage double that was manufactured with a Monte Carlo stock came from the factory with a butt pad. All the Parkers, Elsies, Ithaca's, etc. that I have ever owned with a Monte Carlo came with a pad, as they were target guns or live bird guns. If we take off the extension and install a vintage Hawkins pad (the most often seen pad on L.C. Smith guns), the LOP would be 13 3/4" from a mid position single selective trigger. That equates to a 14 1/4" LOP if the gun had 2 triggers and you were measuring from the front trigger, which is placed 1/2" ahead of a mid trigger SST. The gun can be bought for a lot less money than its real value if I can sell it to someone who appreciates the gun the way it is or with a pad.
The reason we have not done this and then listed the gun with the pad is that the extension has a checkered butt and really is perfectly re-attached. I am torn as to leaving it long and show it with the extension, or just add the pad and find a guy that can shoot 13 3/4" LOP with the pad. It is a really rare, one of a kind high grade Elsie with super desirable 32" Vent Rib barrels. The next owner may choose to have the right barrel choke opened up to Modified, and we can do that in our shop for $90 within 2 weeks of purchase. We can also remove the extension and add the pad for $160 and within 2 weeks time.
3RD OPTION GUN RESTOCKED TO YOUR DIMENSIONS AND TO FACTORY SPECS WITH CHOICE OF WOOD.
Barrel Length: 32" Vent Rib*****
Bore Diameter: .615/.615*****
Wall Thickness: .030/.027*****
% Blue: 97% factory*****
Chambers: 2 3/4"*****
Ribs: tight, vent rib*****
Sights: double metal*****
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed*****
Case Color: 75% faded light*****
Engraving: clear, awesome*****
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp, mid position*****
Trigger Guard Color: 90% factory*****
Type: 1/2 round pistol grip/ trap beavertail, monte carlo*****
LOP: 14 3/8" mid trigger*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 12 5/8"*****
DAH: 1 13/16"*****
DAC: 1 5/8"*****
Cast: 1/4" off*****
Checkering Condition: excellent*****
Butt Treatment: checkered butt factory*****
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun.
Trades Accepted: No
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