L.C. Smith 12 Gauge - LONG RANGE, 3", STRAIGHT GRIP, SST
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L.C. Smith 12 Gauge - LONG RANGE, 3", STRAIGHT GRIP, SST

$5,750.00
Ex Tax: $5,750.00
Product Code: LC Smith 12ga snRE51777

Overview

General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1922, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14" rear trigger, DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 13/16" Serial Number: RE51777 Anyone who has studied L.C. Smith is aware of their famous “LONG RANGE” water...

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General Specs: L.C. Smith, Year 1922, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 12oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14" rear trigger, DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 13/16"
Serial Number: RE51777

Anyone who has studied L.C. Smith is aware of their famous “LONG RANGE” waterfowler.  Made to shoot a heavy 1 3/8oz. load while keeping patterns 90% @ 40 yards, the Long Range is very sought after and in high condition like this one, nearly impossible to find.  Special attention to chamber, bore, and chokes from the finest barrel men in the business is what made the L.C. Smith Long Range gun a legend.  The Long Range had heavy barrels with reinforced forend lug, standard frame, 3” chambers, long barrels, and tight chokes.  Those are the features that make a L.C. Smith a Long Range gun.  The Long Range was not officially introduced to the public until 1923 and most (definitely not all) were marked with “LONG RANGE” on the bottom of the barrel lug visible on the underside of the action.  This Field Grade Long Range, snRE51777, was built and shipped in 1922 and does not have the “LONG RANGE” marking on the barrel lug.  It does have all the features of a Long Range and we have the L.C. Smith Collectors Association letter and the Cody Firearms Museum letter documenting it is a Long Range, one of about 2000 ever made.  Not so “Rare”, but only 343 had ejectors, and only 66 had single selective triggers.  Now that is RARE!  Now consider the factory English stock (only found on about 10% of the total production of L.C. Smith guns) and you have A VERY RARE COMBINATION INDEED. NOW, FOR THE FINAL CLAIM TO AN EXTREMELY RARE FIND…THIS GUN HAS 98% FACTORY CONDITION TO GO WITH ALL THE REST!   For those of you that admire the famous Elsie LONG RANGE, and the magic and skills of some of the best bore and choke men that ever lived, this is the “Holy Grail”.  Truly a fine example of an untouched, factory original, 98% condition in case color, blue, and stock finish in a waterfowler from the heydays.  You can still see jeweling on the breech face of the barrel and all the original trigger blue remains on the trigger blade. The 32” F/F choked barrels match to perfection from left to right.  Of the last 1000 barrels I have measured up, this is the only set that has the same bore diameter, barrel wall thickness, and choke constriction.  It is simply unheard of.  And it is all untouched barrel work as it left the factory.  This gun even has a LONG STOCK WITH EXCELLENT SHOOTING DIMENSIONS and a 14” LOP measured from a single trigger in the rear position to the end of the butt plate.  Add a vintage pad and you will have 14 ¾” LOP.  This gun has everything the modern collector/shooter is looking for and is almost impossible to find.  You can tell this will be an amazing gun in the field.  A gun sure to increase in value as you enjoy its use.  A classic waterfowler at home in the blind or whacking turkey, blocking for pheasants, or blasting long range doves, this is a chance to own a very nice Elsie!  Thanks for looking.  


Barrels

Barrel Length:  32"
Chokes:  .039/.039 F/F 
Bores:  perfect mirror
Bore Diameter:  .732 both
Wall Thickness:  .025 both
% Blue:  98% factory
Chambers:  3" factory
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  single gold bead

Action

Action:  tight, well right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color:  98% factory strong
Screws:  excellent
Trigger Type:  single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  98% factory strong

Stock

Type:  RARE English stock/splinter forend;  factory excellent
LOP:  14"  rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 3/4"
DAH:  2 7/8"
DAC:  1 13/16"
Cast:  0
Checkering Condition:  excellent factory strong
Butt Treatment:  factory plate



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

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 $90.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. 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. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.