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Lot 542: Smith L C Field Grade Shotgun 20

Auction Date: September 10, 2011

L.C. Smith Hunter Arms Field Grade 20 Gauge Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,800

L.C. Smith Hunter Arms Field Grade 20 Gauge Double Barrel Sidelock Shotgun

Manufacturer: Smith L C
Model: Field Grade
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1112
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 116
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured from 1914 to 1951. Standard "L.C. SMITH Field GRADE" and Hunter arms address on the top, breech end of the barrels, "L.C. Smith " marked on each sidelock, water table and barrel flat are marked "FIELD" and matching serial number on the water table, barrel flat and forearm hardware. Single brass bead sight on the matte concave solid rib, 2 3/4" chambers, choked modified, extra full, with extractor. Double triggers, automatic tang mounted safety and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber grip cap and a replacement Hawkins vented recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 7/8".

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrels retain 80% original blue finish with areas thinning to a smooth plum patina. The receiver and locks retain at least 90% original vivid case colors with areas fading to a smooth dove gray. The trigger guard has a couple of small dings, otherwise retains 95% original thinning blue finish with some minor oxidation on the tang. The wood is good overall. The stock has been freshened with a coat of varnish and the stock shows bubbling in the varnish. Otherwise there are some overall scattered minor dings, dents and scratches. The checkering is crisp. The markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically very good.



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