Engraved L.C. Smith Damascus Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun

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Engraved L.C. Smith Damascus Double Barrel Hammerless Shotgun
Manufactured from 1890 to 1945 in Fulton N.Y. by the Hunter Arms Company. Single bead sight, rib marked "HUNTER ARMS CO. FULTON, N.Y.", 2 3/4" chambers, full chokes and ejectors, and 6" wedges of dot backed scroll engraving over the chambers. The casehardened frame has a fine scrollwork pattern engraving with quail and "L.C. SMITH" on the side plates. The frame scrollwork extends to the break lever and trigger guard. Single trigger with selector and tang safety. Checkered straight grip stock with ebony forearm tip and a solid recoil pad. A leather covered Heike's Hand Protector is included. Length of pull is approximately 13 inches. Matching serial number on barrels, forearm, lower tang and frame.
BBL: 30 inch solid rib
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 12
Finish: brown/casehardened
Serial Number: 212026

Very good. The barrels retain approximately 90% of the Damascus pattern with a smooth brown patina mixed with a smooth gray patina. The trigger guard/lower tang retain approximately 97% blue finish. The frame has a smooth cleaned bright patina, with traces of case colors on the water table and under the break lever. The recoil pad has hardened, with some loss of material. The wood is very good with a few minor pressure dents and some minor dings and scratches overall, along with a few minor scuff marks on the right side of the buttstock. The engraving is clear, and the pad has aged hardened.