I don't think that is a "real" Ljutic; I believe the name was used in a quasi-misleading/counterfeit situation with some of the shotguns made overseas. But....I'm drawing upon fumes of a memory re. this situation from a couple of years back. Somebody else might be able to better enlighten?
I have Ljutic serial number 23, the very first gun produced in Washington. It has a manufacturer date of 1964. One through twenty-two were produced in Nevada before the Ljutic's moved to Washington according to Mrs. Ljutic.
The gun performs flawlessly and is shot on a regular basis. It still crunches them today the way it did in 64!
I had a friend in San Diego California (Miramar Gun Club) who I believe has passed on, but when he retired from shooting he sold his Ljutic #4 to another fellow. Must have been about 1997 or so. the new owner purchased my old Mono stock as I had a PFS, and sent the gun to Ljutic for a rebuild. To my knowledge he is still shooting it.
Shorty Hancock of Indiana shot a 2 digit Ljutic until the barrel came out of the monobloc.
Never heard him called shorty before, just chippy, Charlie, and dumb ass. I also don't remember him shooting the barrel from a monobloc, and I have heard ALL his stories. I do remember him shooting the Ljutic so much the stock rotted off and the trigger fell out. I took it to the Grand and had it repaired for him. I believe he is up to 700,000 targets now.