Here in Tennessee where I live if they are in very good condition they will bring about 150.00 Hey, Sawyer, why don't you go to Walmart or Gander Mountain and buy NEW utility grade single shots for about $89.95 instead of spending $150 for a USED Stevens product? I didn,t say I bought them for that, but because it is antique some people will pay that and I have even seen some of the nitro hunters even bring close to 300.oo
If its a lefever nitro special, on the auction sites they,re bringing from 300.00 to 550.00 depending on condition.
The average cost of a Lefever Nitro Special shotgun at auction is $650. This amount may be higher or lower depending on the condition of the gun.
The best that I can do is say that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.
I just saw one sold for $180.00 at auction today in fair condition 6/2/2012
Randall - There certainly are LeFevers that are valued in the thousands of dollars, and even into 5 figures, but not the Nitro Special. This was the company's utility gun. Top value with 98% original finish is about $400 according to my Standard Catalog of Firearms
Nitro Hunter: Trade name manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, and retailed by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky. "Nitro" implies that it was intended for smokeless powder. Not much collector interest in hardware store guns, but if it is checked out by a qualified gunsmith, it may be worth $200+ as a shooter.
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.
The gun was produced c.1935 by Ithaca. Value will depend on condition, and can reach $500-$600.
Made in 1925, Valued based heavily on condition- you need a hands on appraisal.
Made in 1936. Value is dependent on condition, but if in very good condition it might bring around $500 from a collector looking for one. Watch auctions at www.gunbroker.com for comparables.
Perdy - never heard of that maker Purdy - you need the services of a professional appraiser who knows shotguns.