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    Superb L. C. Smith Crown Grade 12 Gauge Shotgun. This beautiful shotgun was originally ordered by the husband of the woman whose 20 gauge Crown Model is offered in this auction. It has a 28" barrel and is serial numbered 87234, manufactured Sept. 1925 and shipped August 1926 to Mr. E. F. Bryant, the gun being accompanied by a factory letter. It features all of the details of the Crown Grade series including a gilded crown inlaid on top of the lever, dog scenes engraved on the lock plates, highly figured, imported walnut stock with checkered grips, 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 "MADE TO ORDER BY THE HUNTER ARMS Co. Inc. FULTON, N.Y." It is one of only 644 12 gauge shotguns produced by L.C. Smith between 1913 and 1950. Though it shows signs of an old factory refinish, it is difficult to detect. The barrel appears to be re-blued and the engraving on the lock plates is slightly soft, otherwise this fabulous shotgun is as mechanically crisp as the day it was made.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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