"L.C. SMITH SPECIALTY GRADE DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN FWE8854. Cal. 20 ga. Hunter Arms L.C. Smith with 28" Nitro steel bbls choked FULL/MOD with tapered concave matted rib, dbl ivory beads (center bead broken), crossbolt rib extension, ejectors & dbl triggers. Lockplates & receiver are very nicely engraved with vignette of two quail on left side and a flying duck on right side, all surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with light patterns at breech end of bbls. Appended metal is engraved to match. Bottom tang is engraved "S / S". Mounted with very nicely figured feather crotch American walnut with black insert checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock, 14" over a serrated hard rubber buttplate. Bore diameter: left - .613, right - .614. Bore restrictions: left - .021, right - .017. Wall thickness: left - .032, right - .046. Drop at heel: 2", drop at comb: 1-1/4". Weight: 6 lbs. 3.2 oz. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbls retain 92-94% strong orig blue with light wear on sides of chambers and a few nicks about mid-point on right bbl. Lockplates retain 75-80% light case colors & receiver about 30% faded case colors with balance a bright silver. Trigger guard retains about 85% orig bright blue. Stock has a chip & hairline back of top tang and a hairline back of each lockplate, otherwise wood is sound with light handling & use marks and retains 75-80% of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. 4-59840 JR273 (4,000-6,000)"
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