L.C. Smith Field Grade 20 Gauge Side-by-Side Shotgun
EJECTORS, 30", WOOD!, 90% CASE COLOR
General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1913, 20 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, SxS
Serial Number: 7242E
Hunter Arms made an astounding 31,000 Field Grade 20ga. guns from 1913 to 1949, mostly without any options. Only 3,700 of them had ejectors, and only 1,200 (4%) had 30" barrels, so some of the Field Grades are not common at all. In fact, if only 4% had 30" barrels, it would make sense that only 4% of the 3,700 guns with ejectors were shipped with 30" barrels, meaning only 148 Field guns would have had 30" barrels and ejectors both. So this gun, sn7242E made in 1913, is actually quite a rare combination in an L.C. Smith Field Grade 20ga. Several other features that make this gun quite special. First, it has outstanding wood for a Field Grade. Most gun lovers are happy to pay a premium to get gorgeous wood. Second, it has a ton of FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION, including 90% strong factory case colors, 98% factory barrel blue, 70% factory trigger guard blue, and most of its factory wood finish. There are so few small bore vintage American double guns left on the planet with lots of factory condition that the remaining guns that do will continue to demand the highest prices. Third, this is a very dynamic handling shotgun weighing just 6lbs. 7oz. and balanced like a wand in your hands. Anyone who has handled more than a few L.C. Smith 20ga. guns understands that many are a little heavy for gauge and lack that special "feel" that you might find in an Ansley H. Fox or fine English made 20 gauge gun. THIS GUN HAS THAT SPECIAL FEEL IN HAND THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE! So in the world of investment quality vintage shotguns, this fine Elsie will continue to gain value as you enjoy its use. The vintage shotgun market is now made up of more "shooter/collectors" than "purist collectors" that don't shoot their guns. A fast handling, 30" 20 bore with ejectors is a highly desirable gun, and one with this much condition is an awesome find!
If you want the wood to look like new with a hand rubbed oil finish add $400 to the cost of the gun and we will have it done for you within 6 weeks of purchase. The forend has a hairline split on the left and right side from the forend screws that we will repair this week before we sell the gun. They are common and easy to fix. Checkering is excellent throughout. Thanks for checking us out.
Barrel Length: 30"******
Chokes: .026/.027 F/F******
Bore Diameter: .616 both******
Wall Thickness: .033/.031******
% Blue: 98% factory******
Chambers: 2 1/2"******
Action: tight, way right of center******
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed******
Case Color: 90% factory******
Trigger Type: double, crisp******
Trigger Guard Color: 70%******
Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend******
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/4"******
DAH: 2 3/4"******
DAC: 1 11/16"******
Checkering Condition: excellent******
Butt Treatment: factory plate******
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!
We will be at the SOUTHERN SIDE BY SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP & EXHIBITION, Celebrating Spring Classic 17th Anniversary April 22-24, 2016 in Sanford, NC!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
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 $45.00 We ship internationally!******
Item Condition: Used******
Requires FFL?: Yes******
Trades Accepted: No
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.