June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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A rare L.C. Smith small bore that has fluid steel barrels with tapered matted top rib which has single brass front bead. Rib is inscribed "Made to order by the Hunter Arms Co. Fulton, NY" on top with gold bar at breech ends and engraved extension. There is a 1" wedge of scroll at breech ends and chain link border pattern at muzzle. Machine polished barrel flats are marked with serial number, "5" and "3" Chambers". Hunter One Single selective trigger, auto-ejectors, non-automatic safety. High figured marble cake walnut buttstock is checkered in two point pattern through the wrist with round knob checkered grip and has a thin modern black pad. Splinter forearm with fully engraved banjo roll type release and triangular ebony tip is near fully checkered in diamond pattern. Action is beautifully engraved in Grade V pattern with two setters in oval on left lock surrounded open floral scroll engraving. Bottom of action with burst of flowers around trigger plate screw and open scroll. Right lock with two pointers in woods scene surrounded by open scroll engraving with flower bursts. Fences are beaded. Excellent as partially restored. Barrels and trigger guard retain nearly all of their professionally restored blue. Buttstock is sound and retains nearly all of an expert quality restored finish. There is a minor beginning chip behind left lock. Action retains 40-50% toning original case color. Engraving is still crisp. Forend has been restored and retains nearly all of its finish, checkering has been chased. This is an extremely rare L.C. Smith which would be right at home in even the best Smith collections and it has fantastic dimensions, too!
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
28"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .038 (R) .033
Chamber
3"
Choke
(L) Mod. (R) Imp. Cyl.
Drop at Comb
1 - 7/16"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/8"
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Gauge
20
Internal Bore Diameter
(L) .627 (R) .632
Length Of Pull
13 - 3/4" From rear position single trigger
Manufacturer
L.C. Smith
Model
5E
Serial Number
5681E
Weight
6lbs
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $22,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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