Here’s one of the hardest classic American doubles to find. Twenty-gauges by the Lefever Arms Co. are scarcer than Republican Presidential candidates with sound economic plans.
Of all the major American shotgun makers — Parker. L.C. Smith, Ithaca, Fox — the Lefever Arms Co made the fewest guns. The total number was fewer than 74,000. And because they were built before twenty gauges became popular, very few were made in that gauge — especially in grades F & up.
With damascus barrels and a single-selective trigger, this 20g FE is very curious. My gut tells me it went back to the factory at one point, but who knows?
LEFEVER FE 20 GAUGE SxS DOUBLE BARREL AMERICAN SHOTGUN: HARD TO FIND SMALLBORE 28″ DAMASCUS BARRELS WITH PERFECT PATTERN IMPROVED CYLINDER AND FULL 2 1/2″ CHAMBERS SINGLE SELECTIVE TRIGGER EJECTORS SPLINTER FOREARM PISTOL GRIP EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION WITH LOTS OF CASE COLOR 6LBS 5 OZ X 3 X 2 X 13 1/2 FROM REAR SINGLE TRIGGER. Price: $12,500