What is the value of the Lefever Nitro Special shotgun?
The LeFever New Nitro 12 gauge shotgun was manufactured from 1936 to 1948. If it is in good condition, it can be worth about $400 to $500. How old and what is the value of my fathers Lefever nitro special 16 side byside serial number 135985?
What kind of shotgun is Lefever 12 gauge?
“Lefever HE Grade 12 gauge shotgun. Damascus barrel, auto ejector shotgun. Serial # 36XXX range. Gun has virtually all of the the Damascus pattern on the barrels. Bores are bright and excellent. …
Is the Lefever Nitro 410 gauge in good condition?
This is a Lefever Nitro chambered in 410 Gauge. The wood is in fair condition with multiple scratches and handling marks on the stock and forearm. The metal is also in fair condition with wear on the …Click for more info
What kind of shotgun is a Lefever side lock?
This is a beautifully engraved side-lock LeFever E-Grade 12 Gauge. I believe it is all original with 30in barrels choked Full and Full. The engraving features game scenes engraved on both sides with a …Click for more info
When did the Nitro Special shotgun come out?
Yes it did, by a few years. The Nitro Special was also the first modern double shotgun made for the progressive, modern smokeless powder shells that came out after WW1. The success of the mass market Nitro Special led Ithaca to release the NID just a few years after the hardware store version proved itself.
Is the Ithaca Nitro Special a good gun?
The only thing Lefever about them is the name but that does not mean they are not a well made gun in their own right. Ithaca was no second rate producer of shotguns and their quality and craftsmanship comes through in the Nitro Special, in spite of the fact that it was a low end gun when it was being produced.
What do you need to know about the Nitro special?
The Nitro Special is a gun for consenting adults only, with money in their pockets to pay for repairs, and the moral fiber to accept that something might break on their smokepole that renders it a wall hanger. Essentially, the Nitro Special is sort of an Express model Ithaca NID, and that’s a very good thing for it to have been.