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A few more Lefever pictures

 
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3birddogs
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:14 pm    Post subject: A few more Lefever pictures Reply with quote

A couple more pictures of my G grade 16, and my DSE 20 Lefever. The little 20 is very light and probably weighs around 5 1/2 lbs. It has 26' barrels that measure cyl/m on my little drop in guage. Some people might suggest that the chokes are not original, but this combo was often ordered back in those days. I have a DHE parker 16 w/ 26" cyl/m chokes and a VH 20 w/ 26" cyl/m, both confirmed with factory letter. I also have a standard field early Fox pin gun withfactory 28" cyl/m chokes.
I havent seen many Dursten Specials with ejectors and would think that is not very common. uncommon.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are two nice guns - I love the 16s and 20s!

I think you are correct about many guns being ordered m/cyl back in those days. I have an H grade 20ga with 26" barrels choked the same way. Or at least I think they are, I measured the ends of the barrels with a micrometer. I'm not sure how the choke dimensions on a 100 year-old gun match up with modern standards.

As for ejectors on Durston Specials, it would be logical to think they are not very common because they were the lowest grade Lefever. However, the only DS I have (12 gauge) has them. When I bought it on Gunbroker nothing was mentioned about it having ejectors. Needless to say I was delighted to find the gun had them when it arrived!

Thanks for posting the photos!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chain Damascus is also I believe quite uncommon on a G grade barrel. From what I have seen it is most common on E grades. I do have an FE that has them & the barrels carry & SB & Co mark, so possibly Ithaca built. It SN's @ 38,025 though. Have also heard of another F or so with the chain barrels.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The barrels you see in the background with the chain link pattern are from an LC Smith that had the Damascus redone at the same time as the G lefever and my GH 16 Parker. Wished I had taken some other pictures of the Smith, a really nice gun.
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