Vintage Firearms Inc




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General Specs: L.C. Smith, 1920,12 Gauge, 8lbs. 5oz., Choke IM, LOP 15″, DAH 1 3/4″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number:  S26734

The Hunter Arms Co. was the maker of the famed L.C. Smith double barreled shotguns from the late 1800’s until the sale of the company to Marlin Arms Company in 1947.  The L.C. Smith guns were built in numbers far greater than their competitors, and their guns have been sought after and coveted by knowledgeable shotgunners for nearly 130 years.  In the early 1900’s the shotgun sport of Trap shooting was growing rapidly, and most of high society paid attention to the tournaments as they became grand social events.  By the late teens the sport was very popular and American gunmakers began making trap specific guns for shooting clay target trap with long single barrels and designed to win events from the 16-yard line to the 27-yard line in handicap events.  Single barrel trap guns were built with great care, as the maker’s name and reputation were made by the notable wins in these highly competitive trap shoots.  The guns were made to pattern and shoot better than most all the guns we have today and were hand tuned before leaving the factory.  This  L.C. Smith Specialty Grade Single Barrel Trap is an excellent example of L.C. Smith’s SBT available in their catalogs from 1917 until the close of business in 1950.  The action is hand engraved with game scenes and scroll, stocks hand checkered well-figured walnut, and all hand fit to build a gun that will stand on the line with modern guns 4 times its cost.  This gun, snS26734 made in 1920 is in remarkable condition, retaining 80% factory case color, 98% factory barrel blue, 95% factory charcoal blue on the trigger guard, and perfect screws and bore.  The barrel is tight as new on the hinge pin and breech face.  The factory’s original wood has been restored, as the original finish had crackled and had begun to peel.  The gun left the factory with a Hawkins recoil pad that was badly deteriorated.  We replaced it with a pliable Hawkins pad so the gun looks just as it did when it left the factory.  The stock dimensions are modern and very shootable.  See the specifications below.  Everything about this gun is amazing for being 104 years old.  THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  IT HAS BEEN STRIPPED TO ITS SMALLEST PART, CLEANED IN THE ULTRASONIC CLEANER, EACH PART INSPECTED FOR INTEGRITY AND FUNCTION, PROPERLY LUBRICATED AND REASSEMBLED.  This is a $375 service in our shop.  She is ready for heavy use or casual use without need of repair.  The official L.C. Smith Collectors Association comes with the gun.  They only made a total of 1470 Specialty Grade SBT’s, and only 516 with the most desirable 34” barrel.  To find a pristine, investment quality example is a treasure, and this gun will continue to go up in value as you enjoy its use.  Thanks for looking!

Barrel Length:   34″
Chokes:   0.026 IM factory choke
Bores:   excellent
Bore Diameter:   0.734
Wall Thickness:   0.031
% Blue:   98% factory
Chambers:   2 3/4″
Ribs:   vent-tight
Sights:  double ivory
Action:  tight, Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejector-works
Receiver Condition:   80% factory case color
Screws:   perfect
Engraving:  clear/sharp Specialty Grade setter lefthand; quail righthand
Trigger Type:   single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:   95% factory charcoal blue
Type:   English/Schnabel forend; lots of fiddleback/feather both sides
LOP:   15″
LOP To End Of Wood:   14″
DAH:   1 3/4″
DAC:   1 9/16″
Cast:   neutral
Checkering Condition:   superb
Butt Treatment:   Hawkins pad VFI premium
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 $105.00 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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