L.C. Smith 12 Gauge Ideal Grade Double 2 3/4 inch 28 in Full & Modified 1941 Production Armor Steel Barrels Two Beads Recoil Pad VG


From a Nashville area collection comes this very attractive L.C. Smith Field Grade Double. From its 192000 range serial number, it was manufactured in 1941. Manufacturer was Hunter Arms Co. Inc. M*F*R*S Fulton, NY, USA and so marked on the chamber top of its left barrel. Model is so marked on the right tube. Construction is entirely steel metal, with original polymer grip cap, rubber recoil pad, and American walnut stock and forend. Barrels are marked London Steel on both tubes. Chambering is 12 gauge, 2 3/4 inch chambers. Barrel is 28 inches, .686 full choke left tube and .709 modified right tube. Outside diameters at the muzzle are .810 right and .808 left. Sight system is serrated top solid rib that sits .18 inch above the tubes at midsection. Sights are 1960s red polymer front and ivory mid bead. Forend, barrels, water table, and trigger guard numbers are all matching. Mechanism is single selective trigger with serrated selector in front of the trigger; safety is original tang mounted. Extractor is one piece. Trigger is .210 smooth faced, pulls at a crisp 3 3/4 pounds with minimal felt creep. Transfer is mechanical; cocks on the breech. Pins left a nice strong imprint on the Pachmayr snap caps. Buttstock length of pull is 13 1/8 inches from the trigger face to the end of the 3/4 inch, 1950s Noshoc recoil pad with correct black spacer. Drop is 1 1/2 by 2 1/4 measured from the sights, with a mild 3/4 inch right hand cast. This shotgun will not be southpaw friendly. Weight empty is 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces, balanced at the forcing cones. Finish is original frosty surface blued barrels with polished blued trigger guard, and with color casehardened forend iron, receiver, levers, and trigger. Wood is original satin oil finish. Surface detractions are minimal to moderate, principally carry wear to the forend checkering and its release lever, and to the rear portion of the trigger guard. Stocks has a few small mars. Barrels have only one slight dimple on the right tube, 11 1/4 inches back of the muzzle, only slightly visible in the bore. We rate this L.C. as Very Good Condition, 80 to 85 percent vicinity by our estimate. It was updated in the 1960s with its pad and sights; other than those two items, it is entirely original. Bores, chambers, and mechanism are all bright and clean. We estimate this shotgun was fired fewer than 2000 rounds in its career in the Tennessee River Valley area. We’re offering this attractive and historic shotgun for only $ 1639.00. Definitely C&R Eligible.
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