A 20 gauge L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector gun

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Lot 5475¢
A 20 gauge L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector gun

Sold for US$ 12,870 inc. premium
A 20 gauge L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector gun
Serial no. 6872E for 1913, 20 gauge. 28 inch blued barrels border-engraved at the muzzles, scroll-engraved at the breeches and sequentially marked Sir Joseph Whitworth Fluid Compressed Steel and Made to Order by the Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, N.Y.; matte concave rib with gold band at the breech and marked L.C. Smith Monogram Grade; single silver bead. Ejectors. Non-automatic safety. Casehardened and profusely scroll and rose engraved sidelock action featuring scenes of game birds, the locks signed in gold L.C. Smith. Hunter One trigger. Finely checkered splinter fore-end and semi-pistolgrip stock of dark, highly figured walnut, the butt with 1 3/4 inch wooden extension. Checkered hard rubber buttplate; silver escutcheon. Tan leather leg-of-mutton case. With factory letter confirming grade and barrel length.
Condition: Excellent as reconditioned. Barrels retain 100% reblued finish showing very light rubbing to markings. Bright bores. Action with smooth, bright metal retaining generous traces of faded original casehardening. Refinished wood showing a few light storage marks and some minor chipping and small hairline cracks to flats behind locks. Case scuffed but sound.
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Data:

Chokes: .006"/.011" ImpCyl/ImpCyl.
Pull: 14 3/4".
Chambers: 3".
Weight: 6 lbs. 2 oz.

Footnotes

  • Note: Only 51 20 gauge Monograms were built between 1912 and 1942.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the barrel length of the gun is 28 inches.
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A 20 gauge L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector gun
A 20 gauge L.C. Smith Monogram Grade sidelock ejector gun
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