Description : A nice L.C. Smith Ideal Grade. The receiver has turned mostly to a silver patina with about 20%-30% original case colors in the protected areas. The engraving on the receiver is as sharp and crisp as the day it was cut.
The barrels retain 90% bluing with some thinning of the blue at the breech end where the gun has been handled and carried. The barrels appear to have been re-blued but all of the barrel lettering is still sharp and crisp. Bores are excellent with only a small dent visible in the left barrel about 9” from the muzzle.
The stocks show 60% to 70% original finish and have seen considerable use, but no abuse. Small cracks are visible behind each lock plate which is typical for L.C. Smith’s. The forend also has a small crack on the left side just forward of the forend iron.
Overall this is a nice straight, honest Smith with signs of hard use but no abuse. With a little TLC to the stocks this shotgun could be a very nice addition to anyone’s gun case.
Make : L.C. Smith
Model : Ideal Grade
Action : Side-by-side
Gauge : 12
Chambers : 2-3/4"
Barrel Length : 28"
Chokes : IC/Mod
Ejectors / Extractors : Ejectors
Stock : Pistol grip with grip cap. Recolil plate.
Stock Dimentions: 1-5/8" x 2-5/8" x 13-1/2"