Vintage Firearms Inc


L.C. Smith Field Grade .410 – 99% CONDITION, NICE!


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: L.C. Smith, 1947, .410, 5lbs. 13oz., Chokes M/F, LOP 14″, DAH 2 7/8″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number:  FWS8966

There was a total of just over 2400 L.C. Smith Field Grade .410’s made.  This gun, serial number FWS8966 made in 1947 is an example that has been restored to new. The buttstock remains in excellent condition with a 14” LOP to the factory buttplate.  ALL PARTS ARE ORIGINAL TO THE GUN.  Most of the .410’s being offered for sale are well worn, have short stocks, butt pads, etc. that make them more common and less desirable.  A gun like this one is unique and certainly one of the better examples to add to your collection for viewing and shooting enjoyment.  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 tiny pool of guns, as the .410 bore is a low production gun that is hard to find in high condition.  In fact, of the prominent American double gun 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.  There is always a buyer for high condition, low production .410 American doubles.  THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90-DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  VFI HAS STRIPPED THE ACTION TO THE SMALLEST PARTS, ULTRASONIC CLEANED AND SCRUBBED ALL PARTS TO SHINY METAL, INSPECTED ALL FOR INTEGRITY AND FUNCTION, LUBRICATED AND REASSEMBLED READY FOR DECADES OF TROUBLE-FREE USE, A $275 SERVICE IN OUR SHOP.  VFI CERTIFIED GUNS provide confidence you are buying a fine shotgun that will provide years of service in the field. A L.C. Smith Field Grade .410 restored to historical perfection is a very attractive little shotgun that will take game and break clays while putting a smile on your face.  She is gorgeous!  See the specifications below.  Thanks for looking.

Barrel Length:   26″
Chokes:   .006/.014 M/F
Bores:   mirror
Bore Diameter:   .411/.412
% Blue:   100% blue
Chambers:   3″
Ribs:   tight
Sights:  Front brass
Action:  tight-Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:   extractors
Receiver Condition:   99% case color
Screws:   excellent
Trigger Type:   double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99%
Type:   capped pistol grip/splinter
LOP:  14″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 3/4″
DAH:   2 7/8″
DAC:   1 9/16″
Cast:   3/16″ off
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:   hard rubber buttplate
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $165.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes. We accept C&R licenses for shipping on C&R eligible guns.
Terms of Purchase: Check your local and state laws before purchasing. It is the buyer’s responsibility to confirm his/her right to own the firearm or any item before purchasing.
PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. View all listings and our full inventory of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. Thanks for looking!We employ full time gunsmiths 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.
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