L.C. Smith Field Grade .410 – NEW, 28”, BEAVERTAIL
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L.C. Smith Field Grade .410 – NEW, 28”, BEAVERTAIL

$7,950.00
Ex Tax: $7,950.00
Product Code: L.C. Smith Field .410ga snFW93277

Overview

General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1926, 410 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 1/4", DAC 1 1/2" Serial Number: FW93277 There was a total of only 2500 L.C. Smith Field Grade .410's made, and only 1000 had the m...

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General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1926, 410 Gauge, 6lbs 6oz, Chokes F/F, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 1/4", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: FW93277

There was a total of only 2500 L.C. Smith Field Grade .410's made, and only 1000 had the more desirable 28” barrels as this gun has.  Serial number FW93277 made in 1926 by Hunter Arms Co., is a 100% condition gun.  Most of the .410's being offered for sale are well worn, have short stocks, short barrels, butt pads, etc. that make them less desirable.  A gun like this one is unique and certainly the best example you will find for sale.  This fine Elsie has had the metal fully restored to new and has been restocked to perfection with EXHIBITION QUALITY WALNUT.  The checkering pattern and SKEET STYLE BEAVERTAIL FOREARM are historically correct to proper L.C. Smith specifications.  Of course, the quality of the wood is not.  It is some of the most beautiful wood figure I have seen in American walnut.  Vintage American double shotguns are highly sought after, being great financial assets that grow in value as you enjoy their use for fowl and clays.  Those choosing the small-bore guns as their passion choose from a minute pool of guns, as the .410 bore is a low production gun that is hard to find in any condition.  In fact, of the prominent American makers, only Parker, Ithaca, and L.C. Smith made their shotguns in the diminutive .410.  Most are aware that the Parker fetches well over the $20,000 mark, and for some reason the Ithaca has a smaller following.  That leaves the L.C. Smith, America's only commercially successful sidelock action available in the .410 bore, as the most desirable and affordable of the American small bores.  The best guns for your collection and for investment are always going to be high condition guns representing the best of their kind with desirable features like long barrels, gorgeous wood, and graceful beavertail forearm, especially on .410 bore guns.  There is always a buyer for these .410 American doubles.  With the superb restoration done to this gun, bringing her to factory new condition with finishes identical to the L.C. Smith factory finishes, a proper restock with excellent checkering, and nicely figured wood with the 28” barrels choked F/F, 3” chambers, great stock dimensions, and the graceful Skeet style beavertail, this gun has it all.  The mechanics are excellent, and bores are clean and shiny, and there are no flaws to be found in this gun.  You would be hard pressed to find a better deal on such a gun in the next 5 years, especially if you need a longer stock.  Thanks for looking.


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  F/F  .021/.022
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .408 both 
% Blue:  100%
Chambers:  3"
Ribs:  tight game rib
Sights:  single brass

Action

Action:  tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  extractors
Case Color:  100%
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  none
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  100%

Stock

Type:  capped pistol grip/beavertail forend
LOP:  14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14"
DAH:  2 1/4"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  perfect
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 $65.00 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.