Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1359: Engraved L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms Grade 3E Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Factory Engraved L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. Grade 3E Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Factory Engraved L. C. Smith/Hunter Arms Co. Grade 3E Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Hunter Arms Company
Model: Grade 3
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 286
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued nitro steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib which is marked "HUNTER ARMS. CO. FULTON, N.Y.", chambers measured 2 3/4 inches with automatic ejectors, and choke constrictions of .011/.044 inches. The casehardened sidelock action displays scroll engraving surrounding an oval game bird scene on either side as well as "L. C. SMITH". The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted safety switch. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and ebony tip and round knob pistol grip stock with red rubber recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 3/4 inch drop at comb; 2 7/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 13 oz. Provenance: The Paul H. Thompson of Union, SC Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% refinished blue on the barrels with areas of light surface oxidation, 40% original case colors with the balance an attractive silver, two small dents on the right barrel, mild handling evidence mostly concentrated on the wood, dried and cracking recoil pad, and overall sharp wood checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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