Good Gun Alert: Nice, Clean Lefever GE 16 gauge…

16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun

Of all the major American shotgun makers, the Lefever Arms Co. turned out the fewest side-by-sides – right around 70,000 or so in all. The vast majority of these were 12 gauges, followed by 10. Lefever turned out far fewer double barrels in 16 & 20 gauge, and finally any of them today, in any grade, is hard to do.

That makes this little 16 gauge GE grade a scarce gun, and the fact that it appears to be in excellent condition makes it even scarcer. Made around 1901-1902, this guns appears to be awfully original. I love the damascus bbls, and the ejectors are a nice bonus.  As another plus, this 16 gauge was built on a 20 gauge frame (the X X marks on the action denote this), so I’m sure it’s a real lively shotgun.

BTW: under no circumstances should you lengthen the chambers on this gun to 2 3/4″. DON’T DO IT.

16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun, showing ejectors
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
16 gauge Lefever GE double barrel shotgun
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