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Mfg 1925. Serial numbers are stamed on the barrel flats, on the water table (receiver) and on the forend. They should all match.

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


Ithaca Firearms manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special with serial numbers between 100000 and 101599 in 1921.



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.


The best that I can do is say that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.


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.


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.


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.


I have an original 16 ga. nitro special made by Lefever. The sight bead is one eighth if an inch in diameter.


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.


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.


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.


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


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 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.


According to doublegunshop.com you gun (model # 157078) was made in 1923. Lefever Nitro Special - (Made by Ithaca Gun Co.) 1922 119899 Lefever Nitro Special - (Made by Ithaca Gun Co.) 1923 158699 If you are interested in selling it, reply to paladin-six@hotmail.com. Sincerely,



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.


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.


The Nitro Special was introduced in 1921 and discontinued in 1947. Yours is fairly late, probably late 1930's.AnswerIthaca Firearms manufactured the Lefever Nitro Special (A Grade) with serial numbers between 357300 and 361199 in 1947. This was the last year that model was made.


I'm sure someone has LeFever's serial lists but they don't seem to be readily available. The Nitro Special was manufactured from 1921 to 1948 if that's close enough for you.AnswerIthaca manufactured the Lefever Nitro Specials with serial numbers between 185400 and 214399 in 1925.


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.


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 Nitro Special was made during the Ithaca years. The 12ga should have 2 3/4" chambers, but the 16ga may have the older 2 9/16". Best have it measured.



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