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LC Smith Value?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Tydaws, May 22, 2010.

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  1. Tydaws

    Tydaws Member

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    I have an LC Smith SXS 12ga that I inherited. I am curious of its value. The top of the barrels say: LC SMITH - 12GA - Ideal - Fulton, NY USA. It has original finish. I would rate case color about 80% and bluing about the same. Wood is about 90%. According to the LC Smith collectors website it was manufactured in 1947. All serial numbers match. The S/N is S19XXX.
     
  2. art g

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    It appears that you have a very nice L.C. Smith made in the Fulton plant after the company was bought out by Marlin. You will notice that the gun has a very slight step in the rib and these guns are sometimes referred to as "raised rib". Assuming your gun is a field grade here is what the book says....

    Grading
    100% N/A
    98% $1,700
    95% $1,400
    90% $1,200
    80% $1,000

    "L.C. Smith shotguns are rare and were all made to exacting standards. Collector interest can be high, and guns in 90%+ original condition are very hard to evaluate and the values shown are meant as a guide only. It is important to note that 16 ga. guns are almost as rare as 20 ga., and that collector interest and values for these gauges are approaching parity.
    Add 50% for 20 ga. on all grades.
    Add 40% for 16 ga. on all grades.
    Add 300% for .410 bore on Field Grades.
    Add 400% for .410 bore on Ideal and higher grades.
    Add 15% for Long Range and Wild Fowl models.
    Add $500 for auto ejectors on all grades with values of $1,500+, or 33% for values less than $1,500.
    Add $500 for Hunter SST on all grades with values of $1,500+, or 33% for values less than $1,500.
    Add $500 for vent. rib. on all grades with values of $1,500+, or 33% for values less than $1,500.
     
  3. Tydaws

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    I believe it is an ideal grade.
     
  4. art g

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    Here is the book on the Ideal Grade. Looks like you have winner!

    IDEAL Grading
    100% N/A
    98% $2,500
    95% $2,000
    90% $1,700
    80% $1,400
    70% $1,100
     
  5. g7777777

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    post a picture
     
  6. Big Heap

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    What's the value of this 20 GA. L.C. Smith Ideal complete with the original purchase invoice from 1927?
     
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    looks like a bishop stock with a pachmeyer pad on the 20 gauge is it? what is it choked?
     
  8. Tydaws

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    This is my LC.
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  9. BILL GRILL

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    My Opinion 1200 to 1500 if you want to move it. 2000. if you want to keep it. Bill
     
  10. GW22

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    Nice Elsie!

    -Gary
     
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