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    Exquisite L. C. Smith Crown Grade Unfired 20 Gauge Shotgun With a Tragic History. The consignor indicates that this superb shotgun was custom made in 1925 for the wife of the man whose 12 gauge Crown Model is being offered in this current auction, but tragically she perished in a shipwreck before she ever used the gun, and it has remained unfired for 84 years. This beautiful 20 gauge L. C. Smith Crown Grade shotgun has a 28" barrel and is serial numbered FWE 85661, manufactured in October 1925. It comprises all of the details of the Crown Grade series including a gilded crown inlaid on top of the lever, remarkably-detailed dog scenes engraved on the lock plates, highly figured, imported walnut stock with checkered grips, and upgraded Hunter One Trigger and ejectors. The barrel extension is decoratively engraved, and the rib is matted. The right barrel is engraved "L.C. SMITH CROWN GRADE" and the left is engraved "HUNTER ARMS Co. Inc. M'F'R'S FULTON, N.Y. U.S.A.". This is one of only 170 Crown Grade 20 gauge shotguns produced by L. C. Smith from 1913 to 1950 and is as much a work of art as it is a superior firearm. A flawless example.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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