Fall 2023 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction
November 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2023
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!
RARE LC SMITH NO 4E 2 BBL SET SXS SHOTGUN
Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″
Two barrel set, both barrels are 30″ of Nitro Steel
This is the only Grade 4 shipped with 2 set of 30″ barrels listed in the ledgers. Case colored sidelock action with selective ejectors & double triggers. The No. 4 engraving features oval scenes with pointing dogs. The scenes are surrounded by fine arabesque scroll that continues to upper & lower receiver areas as well as the trigger guard. the trigger guard bow is engraved with customer name “J. H. Shirk”.
The breech end of both bbls. have border line engraving. Rib extensions are marked “Hunter Arms Co., Fulton, NY”. Each set of bbls has it individual splinter forend of ebony tipped thin shell walnut. Hard rubber capped pistol grip custom replacement stock of fancy walnut is checkered at the wrist. LOP: 13 1/2″ over a proper style buttplate.
DAC: 1 7/8″. DAH: 2 5/8″. Near neutral cast. BBL1: Bore diameter: RT .725, LT 727. Choke constriction: RT .034, LT .034. Minimum bore dia: RT .025, LT .030. BBL 2: Bore diameter: RT .729, LT .729. Choke constriction: RT .004, LT .020. Minimum bore dia: RT .026, LT .028. Weight: 7 lbs, 12.6 oz.
UNATTACHED ACCESORIES: L.C. Smith Collectors Association letter providing general information & listing specifications for this gun as recorded on page 23 of Ledger 17. Completion date, January 26, 1907. Further stating “Serial Number 207255 was the only No. 4 shipped with two sets of 30″ barrels.” Total production of No. 4 shotguns from 1894-1915 was 495. No. 4 production in all gauges totaled 29 in 1907. Gun is housed in a leather covered case with green velour 2 bbl. fitted interior. Case lid exterior is marked with initials “H. S. M.” Lid interior has an added L. C. Smith paper label. Case key is included.