"L.C. SMITH GRADE 2E DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 204701. Cal. 16 ga. Fine Hunter Arms dbl with 26" crown steel bbls choked MOD/IMP-CYL with tapered, matted concave rib, dbl ivory beads, crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & Hunter One-trigger. Lockplates are nicely engraved with a quail on left side and duck on right side with light foliate arabesque patterns. Receiver has light border patterns with light foliate arabesque patterns on bottom & on trigger guard. Forend iron is engraved to match. On left side of frame, under lockplate, is stamped "2E". Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with kidney shaped checkered beavertail forearm & half pistol grip stock, 13-1/2" over an old crystallized Whiteline pad. Grip cap is silver and engraved "DR. J.W. CONOVER III / ABSECON, N.J." Bore diameter: left - .663, right - .662. Bore restrictions: left - .008, right - .003. Wall thickness: left - .026, right - .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8", drop at comb: 1-3/8". Weight: 6 lbs. 15.68 oz. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbls retain about 90% strong orig blue with a series of light scrapes over left chamber area. Receiver & lockplates retain most of their case colors turned silver with a few small spots of discoloration. There are a few tiny chips around lockplates, otherwise wood is sound and retains 75-80% of an old restored finish. Checkering shows moderate wear. Left ejector is a little weak, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59764 JR227 (1,500-2,500)"
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