The Lefever was mfg. in 1935.
The best that I can do is say that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.
An early model Lefever single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun with a 30-inch plain barrel can be found for sale online for $300. This is the price for one that is in excellent condition.
If it is a double, remove barrel and you will see it along with serial #.
Your Lefever Nitro special will range in price from 300-450 dollars,based on your shotgun having between 60%-90% of its original finish remaining and a good set of bores.
To get a parts breakdown you would need to take the shotgun into a gun store. The store will be able to provide an estimate, or order new parts.
The Lefever Nitro special shotgun was made from 1921-1948.During this time frame the lefever shotguns were owned by the Ithaca Firearms Company.The price range of your shotgun if it has between 60%-90% of its original factory finish remaining is from 300-450 dollars.I hope you find this info helpful.
Requires professional appraisal.
Turn of the century.
I can say that the LeFever Nitro Special was made from 1921-1948.I do not know if the serial numbers by year of production are available in the public domain.You may have the Grade A field model due to the engraved ducks on the side.These were made from 1934-1942.Barrel length was available from 26in.-32in,of which your shotgun fits.
It is found under the breach below the barrel
Ithaca bought Lefever and that gun is the Lefever Nitro Special. My gun has a pointer on it and 2 ivory beads, one midway on barrel. Also my gun has a rosewood stock on it. Special made gun for somebody. Lefever gun had ducks flying over a marsh on receiver.
Blue Book of Gun Values
Your Shotgun was made by Lefever from 1885-1919.Lefever started business in the year 1885.A (G grade) model hammerless 12 gauge shotgun will range in price from 800-1,400 dollars for a gun showing between 10%-70% of its original finish remaining,and a good set of bores.
Your LeFever 16 in good shape is worth about $300. In excellent shape about $450. It is hard to grade a shotgun without seeing it. Most of the ones I have were good to poor. Your Lefever Nitro Special was actually mfg'd by Ithaca Arms Co about late 1921 or 1922. Ithaca Arms purchased the assets of Lefever Arms in 1916 and started Mfg Nitro Special in 1921. A friend of mine recently purch'd a 12 GA in fair to good condtion for $150.
double barrel 16 ga.
Lefever made several models through three different versions of the company. Not enough information.
The Ithaca Gun Co manufactured the Lefever single barrel shotguns under the Lefever Arms Co. name after it acquired the company in 1916. This model was made between 1927 and 1942; the serial number indicates yours was made in 1928.
yes for a shotgun you need a rifle barrel DO NOT shoot slugs if you have a poly-choke!
Identifies the barrel as suitable for modern loads.
AnswerIf it is a Nitro Special, it's worth anywhere from $200 to $950 depending on the condition.AnswerIthaca Gun Co. purchased Lefever in 1916, but temporarily ceased manufacturing during WW2 from 1943 through 1945, so the gun must have been made in a different year. Do you have the serial number?
This was apparently prior to the acquisition of Lefever by Ithaca, since it appears that the first Ithaca Lefever serial numbers contain 6 digits (Lefever Nitro Special - 1921)