Included in this lot is a L.C. Smith/ Hunter Arms 12 Gauge side by side shotgun. Their 1900 catalog stated that the 00 Grade shotgun as a: "A thoroughly reliable gun at a price within the reach of all. The new Armour Steel barrels are plain, but will stand the severest strain of nitro powder. English walnut stock; half pistol grip; checkered and well finished..." From 1898 to 1914, 57,096 were manufactured. This number nearly equals the total number of all of the other grades produced during this period. The No. 00 was available with Armour Steel barrels only. The lock are stamped "L.C. Smith". The top of the right barrel is marked: HUNTER ARMS CO.-MAKERS-FULTON, N.Y. This shot gun features automatic ejectors which were only placed in 6,308 shotguns. Like all Smiths, this shotgun has a straight grain walnut checkered grip and fore grip. The standard gun was priced at $37 in 1898 and $32 in 1912. Automatic ejectors added about $13 to the price. Matching Serial Number: 323211. This is a Curio & Relic firearm, and requires NICS background check, or FFL transfer.
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