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Lot 453: Hunter Arms/L. C. Smith .410 Bore Field Grade Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce Hunter Arms/L. C. Smith .410 Bore Field Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

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Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Scarce Hunter Arms/L. C. Smith .410 Bore Field Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Hunter Arms Company
Model: Field
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 280
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 273
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1941. Single bead sight on the raised, matted solid rib, standard barrel markings, and 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. Casehardened receiver and lock plates with standard markings, double triggers, tang mounted automatic safety switch. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forearm with rotary latch release and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and serrated buttplate. This gun is one of only 2,375 Field Grades built in as a .410 bore out of a total of 195,205, making this quite a rare find. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): choke constriction.012/.029 inches; 1 1/4 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 14 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 7 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original blue, 90% original case colors, some wear along the barrels, and light handling evidence. The wood has been lightly revarnished and has scattered dings and scratches and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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