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L.C. Crown Grade Worth

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  1. mirage1

    mirage1 Member

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    I have an old timer up the club who feels its necessary to start selling some guns and needs to find the value of an L.C. Smith Olympic trap marked
    Crown Grade. It's 12 ga with 32" barrel. It seems to be in excellent condition
    going by some phographs he showed me. If you can help him his name is Bruno
    and his telephone number is 781-324-8928. Please e have some patience
    he is 90 something.

    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. otnot

    otnot Active Member

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    I just looked it up on Bluebook and at 90% it lists $3,000. At 98% $3,500. I would say this is a bit low as there are not many L.C Smith SBT around.

    Jim
     
  3. Big Heap

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    An Eagle Grade double sold last year for $4,500.
     
  4. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Price agreed upon he is sending me pictures with first chance to buy. Will let you know what happens. Bill
     
  5. reb87

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    Bill,
    Did you find out anything? Let me know if you pass on the LC, Ross
     
  6. g7777777

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    Crowns vary tremendously in the quality of the engraving between guns

    Gene
     
  7. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    I have the pictures he sent me by mail. It says olympic trap on the barrel.Gold inlays all over. I think the engraving and inlays were done after it left factory. Any input? Why would it say olympic trap on barrel and be a crown grade? The man wants 5000. for the gun.I have his first name and phone no. at work. Bill
     
  8. Bisi

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    Bill, I'm no expert on "Elsie's" nor do I pretend to be one. Click on the above website and go to their forum and post a question.

    I'm like you. I have seen single barrel "Olympic" grade LC Smiths,
    "Speciality" grade, "Crown" grades, etc. but have never heard of an "Olympic Crown" grade Elsie.

    There could be a "Olympic Crown", or it could be somebody put an Olympic barrel on a Crown receiver.
     
  9. BILL GRILL

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    Talked to Bruno tonite. He said gun has been sold. He believes it is factory engraved. Barrel has been reblued and wood refinished. I will ask his permission to post pictures tomorrow. Will have to scan photo's to do so. Bill
     
  10. Hitapair

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    Bill, You may have missed a bargain there. If there are "gold inlays all over" at today's price of gold, the gold alone was worth $5000!
     
  11. BILL GRILL

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  12. BILL GRILL

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    Ok here are the pictures? Factory? I would like to know? What do you think? Any experts? Inquiring minds would like to know. Bill
     
  13. BILL GRILL

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    Whatever, it sure is a beauty. I do not care for engraving on barrel but other than that quite nice. Bill
     
  14. welderman

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    I suggest the owner of this gun contact the L.C.Smith collector's club and/or the Cody museum. The museum can research it by serial number. The gun is a Smith and some of the inlays are in the factory style. I wouldn't rule out the possibility that it is a factory presentation gun. However, I've never seen an Elsie with a blued receiver. This argues for custom work. welderman
     
  15. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    This gun was sold in March
     
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