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What is the manufacture date of a Lefever Nitro Special 12 ga serial number 140269?

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2005-06-06 22:37:18
2005-06-06 22:37:18

The Lefever Nitro Special was made by Ithaca. Yours was made in 1923.

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The Ithaca Gun Company acquired Lefever Arms in 1916, and manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special between 1921 and 1947. The serial number on your gun indicates it is an "A Grade" made in 1937.

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I would say that with the serial number 1321XX,we are looking at your shotgun being made by ithaca(who made the lefever nitro special) in 1924.

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Ithaca Firearms manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special after it purchased Lefever Arms Co. in 1916. This model was made between 1921 and 1947; the serial number indicates yours was made in 1929.

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CHeck the receiver and under the forearm

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Ithaca Guns manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special after it acquired Lefever Arms in 1916. This model was made between 1921 and 1947; the serial number indicates yours was made in 1924.

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The best that I can say is that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.I do not know if the serial numbers to year of production is available in the public domain.

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Your shotgun was manufactured in 1923, by Ithica Guns which took over the Lefever brand when they acquired the corporation in 1916.

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Ithaca Gun Company manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special under the Lefever Arms Co. brand from 1921 through 1947, except 1943 through 1945. The serial number indicates your gun was made in 1925.

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Ithaca Gun Co. manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special after it acquired the Lefever Arms Co. in 1916. This model was manufactured from 1921 until 1947, except during WW 2, from 1943 through 1945. The serial number indicates your gun was made in 1929.

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Ithaca Firearms manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special shotgun with serial numbers between 101600 and 119899 in 1922.

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It is found under the breach below the barrel

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Ithaca Gun Co. manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special from 1921 until 1947 (except in 1943 through 1945). The serial number indicates your gun was made in 1929.

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the best that I can do is say that the lefever nitro special was made between the years 1921-1948. I contacted Ithaca Arms and they said that My shot gun was made in 1929.

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Ithaca Gun Co. manufactured the Lefever Arms Co. brand after it acquired the company in 1916. The Lefever Nitro Special was made between 1921 and 1947, except during the war years of 1943 through 1945. The serial number indicates your gun was manufactured in 1929.

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The lefever Nitro special was made by Ithaca Arms from 1921-1948.That being said i believe that yours was made in 1927.I do know that you can contact Ithaca arms and they will date your shotgun for you.

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I can only say that the Lefever model nitro special was made from 1921-1948.maybe another person with more intricate records of production will be able to give you a more accurate year of production.

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The reference material I have on the "Lefever Arms Co." lists the last s/n number issued for the "Lefever Shotgun" to be in the 73000 range. This accured after Lefever Arms Co. was purchased by the Ithaca Gun Co. in 1915. For the most part the Lefever product line died out ending with the 73000 range s/n listed above. Ithaca did continue to make shotguns marked "Lefever" off and on for many years after that, but I can find no info. on the s/n numbers issued, but I doubt very much if they ever reached the 300,000 range. Ithaca did make a low cost box lock gun they refered to as Lefever Nitro Special (which in no way can be considered a real Lefever) from 1922 to 1947 the last s/n being in the 360,000 range. Assuming that your gun is a Nitro Special and that Ithaca made very few doubles during the war years then your gun was probably made in the early 1940's.

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The first Double Barrel Nitro Lefever (16 Gauge) was made in 1921, Serial number started with 100,000. The last Nitro Lefever was madee in 1947, Serial Number 361,199. I have a Niotro Lefever Serial Number 339,290 that was manufactured in 1937. Original price was $29, currently worth approximately $500.

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In 1916, Lefever Arms Company was sold to Ithaca, who continued to make guns under the Lefever brand. Your serial number would date to around 1935-1937.


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