L.C. Smith Model O

Unusual factory re-built L.C. Smith Model O 12 gauge double barrel shotgun. Built in 1896, this gun was originally equipped with Damascus barrels. It was either delayed from sale or went back to the factory for Armor Steel barrels–that were not available until 1898. These Armor Steel barrels are properly serial-numbered to the original receiver and foreend iron–so the barrel change was almost certainly done by the L.C. Smith factory. The 29″ barrels are uncommon, but were an available option to guns returning to the L.C. Smith factory for re-barreling. Close inspection of the muzzle and chokes indicate that these barrels were originally built 29″ long, not cut to 29″. Locks up nice and tight. Both barrels have good bores. Choked modified and full. No dents, bulges, splits, cracks, or gouges. Has very little case color remaining. At some point in its life, there were European-style sling swivel installed and later removed. Overall this gun is in exceptional condition for its age. Since this is an extractor gun (rather than an ejector gun), it is also suitable for using a variety of subcaliber chamber inserts, such as those made by Chaszel and Chiappa. (NMRF-084)




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