A 12 gauge Hunter Arms L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector shotgun with hang tag and factory letter
Lot 3394¢
A 12 gauge Hunter Arms L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector shotgun with hang tag and factory letter
US$ 5,000 - 7,000
£3,000 - 4,200
Lot Details
A 12 gauge Hunter Arms L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector shotgun with hang tag and factory letter
Serial no. RE6344 for 1924, 12 gauge. 30 inch blued Whitworth steel barrels with two white beads, concave matte rib with gold band above L.C. Smith Monogram Grade markings and with scroll-engraved panels at the breeches. Left tube marked Made to Order by the Hunter Arms Co. Inc. Fulton, N.Y., the right with Whitworth markings. Automatic ejectors. Non-automatic safety with gold S. Casehardened and scroll and blossom-engraved sidelock action, the locks with inset panels of two game birds, the underside with a mallard in flight. Hunter-One trigger. Scroll-engraved triggerguard. Finely checkered fore-end and pistolgrip stock of dark, highly figured walnut. Pachmayr black rubber buttpad with three spacers. With factory letter and hang tag confirming configuration and detailing shipment in 1924 to Baker, Hamilton and Pacific in San Francisco.
Condition: Very good. Barrel retains most older reblued finish showing scattered light spotting. Bores generally bright with some light rings at muzzle. Action showing slight traces of faded and silvered casehardening with some scattered spotting. Wood showing scattered marks; fore-end with wear to checkering; buttstock with some bruises to checkering and with three short hairline cracks and some minor pitting at left rear side of triggerguard tang.
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Data:
Chokes: .028/.042 ImpMod/Full.
Pull: 14 inches.
Chambers: 3 inch.
Weight: 8 lbs. 5 1/2 oz.

Footnotes

  • Note: A total of 197 Monogram Grade shotguns in 12 gauge were produced between 1892 and 1945.
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