16 ga Lefever Nitro Special Double Barrell

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by JBTOPPER, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. JBTOPPER

    JBTOPPER New Member

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    I am thinking about selling or trading the following gun and would like to know the value. I have a 16 ga double barrell side-by side Lefever Nitro Special. The serial # is S112813, so I think it was made in 1922. On the right barrell is "Nitro Special" and on the left barrell is "Lefever Arms Co., Ithaca, N.Y.". Each side has an engraving of a duck lifting off the water which is about 50-60% visible due to wear. The blueing on the gun is about 50% and the wood has no scratches into the finish, only a few small dings and dents. I think both barrells are full choke. There are two triggers, the safety is on top and the barrells do not eject the the shells.
  2. Mark

    Mark New Member

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    Cabela's has one in their gun library. $600 bucks.
    While this might be a bit pricey, at least you can go there and look theirs over.
    Mark
  3. Anchor Clanker

    Anchor Clanker New Member

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    The following is taken from the Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values ,published 1999:
    Lefever Nitro Special--- 12,16, 20 gauges and .410 bore, 26 to 32 inch barrels, various chokes, boxlocks, extractors (not ejectors), checkered pistol grip stock, made 1921 to 1948 Values:
    100%-$450, 98%-$395, 95%-$350, 90%-$300, 80%-$250, 70%-$225 and 60 %-$200
    Add 75 for Single trigger, add 20% for 16 gauge, add 50% for 20 gauge and add 200% for .410 bore.
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