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|Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:23 am Post subject: D.M. Lefever & Sons 5B Customized Original
|>Note: This is a correction to my earlier listing, in which I had estimated earlier as grade C. My research and friends-of-friends have advised me that this gun is likely closer to grade 5B.<
My wife's grandfather passed down this DM Lefever 16 ga crossbolt s/s, which he may have purchased customized with the crescent and star inlay.
Stamped "D.M. Lefever, Sons & Co.", and appears to be serial #2040 in Krupp Fluid Steel. The gun has extensive tooling including dogs, partridge. There is a number, maybe “36” but hard to see clearly, stamped on the underside, between the barrels. My continuing research and connections with friends and other parties seem to indicate the gun may be grade 5B.
GrandDad was an avid sportsman and appears to have taken good care of the gun. From what I can tell, it is in working condition, but I have not fired it. Besides field wear and minor rust on the barrel, the only damage appears to be a missing portion of the inlaid crescent.
This gun belongs in the hands of someone who can fully appreciate its history and craftsmanship. I will likely put it up for sale, once I have a good sense of its value. Feel free to send me a private message, if interested.
Photos are posted here: https://goo.gl/photos/Wvoi2gw7at37KqYz7