The Lefever was mfg. in 1935.
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.
The best that I can do is say that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.
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.
If it is a double, remove barrel and you will see it along with serial #.
Winchester, Browning, LeFever, Adamson, Purdy, Greener, etc..
Built between 1921-1927. By Ithica. Need to know single or double trigger, and checkering on stock, and forearm. Standard double trigger, standard checkering in good to excellent condition worth 1200.00. (Avid double barrel collector) Looking for nitro special 16 ga or 20 ga and Uncle Dan 20 ga. The question of the Lefever Nitro Special can be simply answered by a Blue Book of Guns. 12ga. double trigger in this era 1921-1948 at 70% may bring 400.00 to 500.00. 16ga. has to deduct 10%. An Uncle Dan Lefever will bring considerably more money since it was built by Lefever and not Ithaca, NY. Your s/n indicates it was mfg'd around 1921 to 1922. A friend recently purchased one in fair to good conditon for $150. By-the-way, your Lefever was mfg'd by Ithaca Arms Co after they purchased the assets of Lefever Arms Co in 1916. I just bough one built in 1937 in very good original condition for $210.00. It locks up tight as new, the checkering is not worn, and the geese on the sides and the printing on top the barrels is excellent. They can be found cheap if you have the patience to wait. This one shoots great. A much better gun than the new ones from Turkey, for half the price!
The shotguns were manufactured by Ithaca from 1921 through 1947. Yours was manufactured in 1928.
Requires professional appraisal.
I'd suggest trying the web site at Double gun gunshop.com or Keith Keacher