Vintage Firearms Inc


L.C. Smith Specialty 12 Ga – 32” VENT RIB FACTORY 98%


Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: L.C. Smith, 1928, 12 Gauge, 8lbs. 6oz., Chokes LM/LM, LOP 14 3/8″, DAH 1 5/8″, DAC 1 5/16″
Serial Number:  RE105142 

In the world of L.C. Smith shotguns, the Specialty Grade is a well-appointed gun, with generous engraving, nicely figured wood finely checkered, and equal to a Grade 3 gun of other makers, ie DH Parker, C Grade Fox, etc.  They made over 4800 guns in Specialty Grade 12ga., so they are not rareSo, how do you know what gun to buy?  This gun, serial number RE105142 built in 1928, is special.  First, it has every factory option offered including ejectors, a Miller trigger (notable as the best Single Select trigger made), Trap style beavertail forend, double ivory beads, ventilated rib, and it had a factory pad (has been replaced with the most recoil absorbing pad out there…the KICKEEZ).  ONLY A FEW HUNDRED SPECIALTY GRADE 12 GAUGE GUNS HAD 32” BARRELS AND ALL FACTORY OPTIONS COMBINED INTO ONE GUN.  ADDITIONALLY, THIS GUN SHOWS AS A BRAND-NEW L.C. SMITH, HAVING BEEN FULLY RESTORED BY TURNBULL RESTORATIONS.  THIS ELSIE RETAINS 100% TURNBULL CASE COLOR, TRIGGER GUARD AND BARREL BLUE, PERFECT SCREWS AND WOOD-TO-METAL FIT, WITH WELL FIGURED WOOD THAT HAS ONLY A FEW LIGHT HANDLING MARKS.  The pictures tell the story.  This is a gorgeous, heavy duty, 12ga. TRAP CONFIGURED GUN for clays or game, and in the world of fine shotguns, a lot of gun for the money.  Where else can you find such a beautiful, functional doublegun with 32” ventilated rib barrels, heavily reinforced forend lug, and great wood for under $6K?  At Vintage Firearms, Inc. (VFI) we inspect each gun for function and safety. This gun’s action and forend iron was fully serviced by Turnbull Restorations when restored, the best in the business and is mechanically excellent in every way. This gun is in need of nothing except a new owner and trip to the range! Vintage American double guns fully optioned like this fine Elsie are a treasure, and a solid investment that will grow in value as few such examples exist.  Turnbull Restorations is the most recognized restoration artist in this country, and firearms restored by Turnbull are valuable investment quality guns.  Weighing 8lbs. 6oz. and balanced on the hinge pin, she will not jar you with undo recoil and the barrels will swing through your target with ease.  This is the ultimate vintage sporting clays gun!  We have 3 full-time gunsmiths that can change a pad, alter stock dimensions or chokes, etc. without waiting in line…just let us know if you need anything altered.  If you want the best of the Specialty Grade L.C. Smith guns, this is your gun.  See the specifications below.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   32″
Chokes:   .013/.015 LM/LM
Bores:   excellent+
Bore Diameter:   .730/.734
Wall Thickness:   .026/.024
% Blue:   100% Turnbull Restored
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   vent-tight
Sights:  double ivory
Action:  tight-centered
Ejectors:  timed
Receiver Condition:   100% Turnbull case color
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:   clear/sharp; Turnbull touched up before case color
Trigger Type:   single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   99% Turnbull charcoal blue
Type:   Capped pistol grip/Beavertail; flame figured American Black Walnut
LOP:   14 3/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:   13 3/8″
DAH:   1 5/8″
DAC:   1 5/16″
Cast:   H 1/8″ on
Checkering Condition:   superb; one ding in RH pistol grip checkering
Butt Treatment:   KickEez pad
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, WI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 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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