L.C. Smith Crown 12 Gauge – FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK, 1 OF 644, CASED

L.C. Smith Crown 12 Gauge – FIGURED ENGLISH STOCK, 1 OF 644, CASED

Price: $9,950.00
Brand:L.C. Smith
Product Code:L.C. Smith Crown 12ga snRE56670
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - American Double - LC SMITH

L.C. Smith Crown 12 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: LC Smith, Year 1923, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 14oz, SxS
Serial Number: RE56670

The Crown Grade Elsie; one of the finest, most elegant American doubles ever produced.  The Crown Grade was certainly a special, “MADE TO ORDER” shotgun, with only 800 or so made in all gauges, and only 639 made in 12 gauge.  If you consider loss and damage, there are likely less than 550 Crown Grade 12’s left on the planet.  What a find we have here with this 1923 vintage Elsie, snRE56670, with its highly figured walnut stock, elaborately engraved with rose and scroll background and fine, deeply chiseled bird dogs on either side.  I have had many fine Crown Grades and this one has better engraving than most, just look closely and you will notice the same.  The L.C. Smith was the only commercially successful sidelock gun from the glory days of the vintage American double.  What a canvas to lay down your art as an engraver, and what a functional, strong, simple action was created in the venerable “Elsie”.  This gun is in excellent condition, with mirror bores, perfect checkering and wood finish, nice case color, 30” M/F barrels tight as new on breech face and hinge pin, lever way right of center, excellent screws, crisp properly functioning single selective trigger, and rare English style butt stock made with high shooting dimensions.  Even the jeweling on the barrel flats and barrel breech face is still strong, indicating little use.  Nicely balanced, weighing 7lbs. 14oz. on the "regular" weight frame with a reinforced forend lug, it would be a great clays or heavy upland gun.  A true collectible, investment quality firearm that will continue to rise in value as you enjoy its use.  


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Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .025/.035  M/F
Bores: mirror
Bore Diameter: .738 both
Wall Thickness: .026/.023
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: single


Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: 70% faded
Screws: excellent
Engraving: clear sharp superior detail to other Crown Grades
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 98%


Type: english stock/splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4" from rear trigger
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 1/4"
DAH: 2 3/8"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: red rubber pad pach old english


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!

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 $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


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.