L.C. Smith Field Grade 16 Gauge – U.S. ARMED FORCES ISSUE, EJECTORS, UNFIRED, 99.5% FACTORY

L.C. Smith Field Grade 16 Gauge – U.S. ARMED FORCES ISSUE, EJECTORS, UNFIRED, 99.5% FACTORY

Price: $4,450.00
Brand:L.C. Smith
Product Code:LC Smith Field 16ga snFWE190439
Availability:In Stock
Used LC Smith Shotgun For Sale - American Double Shotgun

L.C. Smith Field Grade 16 Gauge SxS

U.S. ARMED FORCES ISSUE, EJECTORS, UNFIRED, 99.5% FACTORY 

General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Side-by-Side
Serial Number: FWE190439

There is no shortage of L.C. Smith Field Grade 16ga. guns.  They made 38,678 of them.  HOWEVER, LESS THAN 1%, OR 3400 OF THEM HAD EJECTORS.  HOW MANY DO YOU THINK REMAIN UNFIRED AND IN NEAR NEW CONDITION.  Likely not a hundred or so.  Just breaking down how special this gun is, it is a new, unfired, ejector L.C. Smith, with 99.5% factory original case color, blue, and wood finish, AND MAY BE THE ONLY KNOWN U.S. ARMED FORCES ISSUED L.C. SMITH IN 16GA.!  I have researched the three main reference books written on the L.C. Smith gun from Brophy, Houchins, and James Stubbendieck.  Each of them reference the stamping on the bottom of the barrels of a handful of guns delivered to the U.S. Ordnance department in the period leading up to WWII, 1940 and 1941, that stamping being USA-F.  Some believe it to mean U.S. Air Force, others U.S. Armed Forces, but all agree guns with that stamping were amongst those delivered to the U.S. Armed forces to train anit-aircraft gunners how to lead a moving target.  Mostly done on a skeet field to teach the concept, there are also stories of driving in moving trucks trying to hit clay targets thrown from the truck.  Don’t try that one at home!  These “ORDNANCE” guns are highly valued, especially by those that have a penchant for militaria, and to find one in 16ga. new and unfired is an amazing treasure.  The gun is crisp and new mechanically, but does have some minor handling marks from safe storage and assembling.  There are no, none, zero primer marks on the standing breech around the firing pin holes, indicating an unfired gun.  Look at the photos…THIS IS NOT A RESTORED GUN!  An amazing find, with good shooting dimensions, and offered at a price that is affordable to most.  Thanks for looking and don’t miss this great opportunity to own a rare L.C. Smith Field Grade ejector gun in new condition with U.S. markings!

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .020/.027 M/F
Bores: perfect
Bore Diameter: .663/.660
Wall Thickness: .035/.032
% Blue: 100% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: SSP, tight
Sights: double metal

Action

Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 99% factory
Screws: perfect
Engraving: none
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 100% factory

Stock

Type: capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/8
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 13/16"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 1/16" off
Checkering Condition:  perfect factory
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!

COME JOIN US on SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2017 at the 2nd annual Tunnel of Trees Side X Side Tournament and Game Fair at the Emmet County Sportsmen’s club in Northwest Michigan! 

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

 

Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. You can also call us at #616-292-6240. 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.