Restored Lefever Arms Co. “G” Grade Sidelock Side By Side Shotgun, C&R

SOLD FOR: $856.51

WOA#: WY240316TM008

Make: Lefever Arms Company

Model: Side-Lock Hammerless G Grade

Serial Number: 29319G

Year of Manufacture: 1899 (https://www.lefevercollectors.com/resources/production-dates/)

Gauge: 12 gauge 2 3/4″ Shells

Action Type: Break-Open Side-Lock Side by Side Shotgun with Ejectors and Cocking Indicators.

Markings: The sides of the frame are marked, “LEFEVER ARMS CO.” on either side of the locks. The inside of the frame, forend and bottom tang is marked, “29319G” The bottom of the frame is marked with patent dates.

Barrel Length: 30”

Choke: Left: Improved Modified, Right: Improved Cylinder, Both Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece checkered walnut with a splinter forend that has a Cocker Spaniel crest set into it, a capped semi-pistol grip W/ fluted straight comb, and serrated plastic buttplate Marked with the Lefever crest. This stock has been refinished. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13.5″ from the front trigger to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Ribbon pattern damascus, Case Color.

Finish Originality: Refinished.

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is some minor infrequent stubborn fouling scattered about both barrels.  In this writer’s opinion the bores rate 9/10 given its age.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in Excellent condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions properly including extractors. The barrels lock up to the frame with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Reproduction Lefever storage box in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: The Lefever Arms Company’s “G” Grade Sidelock Side By Side Shotgun is a masterpiece of American gunmaking, representing the pinnacle of craftsmanship and quality in the world of vintage shotguns. Produced by the Lefever Arms Company, which was known for its innovative designs and meticulous attention to detail. This “G” Grade shotgun is built on a solid case hardened frame, providing strength, durability, and a solid foundation for the sidelock action. The barrels on this shotgun are made of high-quality ribbon damascus steel, while the stock and forend are crafted from premium walnut, carefully selected for its figure and grain pattern. This shotgun features double triggers with a nice light pull and a single piece extractor to lift the shells out of the action. This shotgun also has cocking indicators that stick out of the side when cocked. This shotgun restoration was done by Keith Kearhner.

Overall, the Lefever Arms Co. “G” Grade Sidelock Side By Side Shotgun is a testament to the craftsmanship, artistry, and heritage of American gunmaking. With its exquisite engraving, premium materials, and timeless design, it remains a cherished piece among collectors and enthusiasts of vintage firearms. Please see the photos for more information, and good luck on your bid! -R.E.

Restored Lefever Arms Co. “G” Grade Sidelock Side By Side Shotgun, C&R
Restored Lefever Arms Co. “G” Grade Sidelock Side By Side Shotgun, C&R