View Full Version : LC Smith Hammerless Price Check

December 1, 2008, 09:15 PM
I found an old SxS at a local pawn shop. This is one made by Hunter. 30" inch barrels and in very very good shape for its age. He has it marked at 1100 but off the wall he quoted it to me for $800. I might get it for less if I had the cash but wasn't sure of its value. I would have to sell a revolver to get it but he has a good Lay-Away plan so I could lock it in for sure at 800.

So is it a deal or not?


December 1, 2008, 09:21 PM
What grade is it? Its very possible that is worth $800. I've seen alot of LC's go for that or more over the years.

December 1, 2008, 09:36 PM
I don't know the grade. It has some but not alot of engraving. No Inlay, No "pictures", in the engraving just scroll work. But there is not a flaw in the metal or bluing and the wood finish is really good with no scratches.


Dave McC
December 2, 2008, 08:24 AM
Tough call, is it possible to get it with a return policy if your smith does a safety check and comes up with a real prob?

Some otherwise excellent shotguns have good exteriors but the bores were trashed in the days of black powder and corrosive primers. Low life scum have used brake cylinder hones to clean up the bore for resale, and paid zero attention to wall thickness.

This has contributed to the stories about Damascus and twist barrels being unsafe, when it was inadequate thickness not construction method.

Elsies are great shotguns. Most if not all were marked Hunter Arms.

December 2, 2008, 09:09 AM
Can someone post pictures of this (or similar) particularly the receiver/trigger, latch lever and barrels at the reciever end. I know where there is a "hunter arms" gun and I have been looking at it. I haven't picked it up because I do not know anything about hunter arms. Also, other info about them would be helpful.


Sorry don't mean to derail.

December 2, 2008, 09:56 AM
Try www.lcsmith.org

J F Cooper
December 3, 2008, 07:48 AM
The gun could be worth up to $8000, assuming it a .410 bore..JFC

December 3, 2008, 08:16 AM

Thanks for the help. The smith website offered good info on the Hunter Arms Fulton guns. It was a good place to start and was informative. Thanks for the link. Again, TFL community comes through............

- Craig