Lefever EE Grade 16 Gauge – RARE, HIGH CONDITION,

1894, vintage firearms inc
vintage firearms inc A+(299)
Used Condition
FFL is not required
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Item 800811273
Location Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Shipping
Ground$95.00
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Seller ships internationally
Payment Personal Check, Visa / MasterCard, American Express, Discover, USPS Money Order, Money Order, Certified Check
Checkout Yes
Sales Tax
Seller must collect taxes from the following states:
MI 6%   
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

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General Specs: Lefever, Year 1894, ANTIQUE, 16 Gauge, 5lbs 15, Chokes SK/LM, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 7/8", DAC 1 11/16"
Serial Number: 21669

Most who pursue Classic American Double shotguns are aware that Lefever Arms Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. produced some very elegant shotguns.  The first of the prominent American double gun manufacturers to go, Lefever produced relatively few fine doubles; in the range of 60.000 guns.  Mr. Elliot’s book “Uncle Dan Lefever—Master Gunmaker” notes there were very few higher grade 16ga. or 20ga. Lefevers produced.  It is likely there were only a few hundred made as the EE Grade in 16ga.  Low production, classic double indeed!  To find a nice original gun like this made in 1894 with fine Damascus steel barrels is the needle in the haystack.  The 28” barrels retain 85% factory Damascus pattern, ring like chimes with tight ribs, 2 5/8” chambers, bores are super clean without pitting, a minimum barrel wall thickness of 27 thou.  This 16-bore is built on the 20ga. frame size, as indicated by the “double x” on the frame and illustrated in Elliot’s book on page 129.  The receiver has exceptional game scene/scroll engraving that is certainly executed by Jacob Glahn.  Glahn was a premier American engraver whose work is highly sought after by collectors.  Look at the dog on the right sideplate and the dogs head on the trigger guard bow, as they are classic Glahn boxy headed dogs.  The scroll is exceptional, and even the border work and the forend fastener escutcheon catch the eye.  Retaining 90% vivid factory case color, perfect screws, original wood and strong checkering, it is in remarkable condition and rare to find in today’s marketplace.  This is a collectable condition investment that is a joy to carry and shoot as well, weighing just 5lbs. 15oz.  The trigger guard retains 80% factory finish. This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY, the action having been stripped to its smallest part, cleaned in the Ultrasonic cleaner, each part inspected for integrity and function, properly lubricated and reassembled.  The gun is mechanically excellent plus.  What a rare and gorgeous vintage American double ready for field or sporting clays.  You will not see one like this again, so don’t hesitate or she will be gone!  Thanks for looking.


Barrels

Barrel Length:  28"
Chokes:  0.003/.012   SK/LM
Bores:  perfect mirrors
Bore Diameter:  0.677/.677
Wall Thickness:  .027/.028
% Blue:  damascus 90% pattern factory
Chambers:  2 5/8"
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  single

Action

Action:  tight
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, timed
Case Color:  85% vivid factory
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  clear, sharp, detailed; jacob glahn dogs
Trigger Type: double, crisp 
Trigger Guard Color:  dog's head w/borders; 60% 

Stock

Type:  capped pistol grip/splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 3/4"
DAH:  2 7/8"
DAC:  1 11/16"
Cast:  0
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  factory hard rubber buttplate



Other

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at [email protected] or [email protected]. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.

Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.
Most of the shipping cost on higher priced items is for gun INSURANCE. If you have your own, we can arrange your insurance covering it.
Manufacturer
Lefever Arms
Model
EE
Gauge
16
Capacity
2
Barrel Length
28 inch
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