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Lot 1522: L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms 20 Gauge Eagle Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms 20 Gauge Eagle Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Hunter One Trigger

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Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Engraved L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms 20 Gauge Eagle Grade Double Barrel Shotgun with Hunter One Trigger

Manufacturer: Smith L C
Model: Eagle Grade
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 508
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 267
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Dual white bead sights on the matted, concave solid rib which has a single gold band near the breech, "L. C. SMITH EAGLE GRADE" and "HUNTER ARMS CO. INC. M'F'R'S. FULTON. NY, U.S.A." marked on the right and left barrels respectively, light engraving at the breech end, and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened sidelock action displays floral scroll engraving surrounding a pheasant in flight on the left, a mallard in flight on the right, and an eagle on the top lever. The gun features a selective Hunter One trigger and a manual tang mounted safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, rotary latch release, and ebony tip inlay and straight grip stock with serrated hard rubber buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 13 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 3 oz. Provenance: The General Sam S. Walker Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 90% original blue finish on the barrels and traces on the trigger guard, 60% case colors with the balance an attractive silver patina, scattered light spotting, and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very good with some chipping around the inlets, hairline crack at the back of both lock plates and the left side of the forend at the shoe, numerous scratches, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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