When were Lefever shotgun barrels made of steel?
they were made out of steel in 1885 They were all made with steel barrels. The earliest, by Lefever & Barber Co in 1874-75 were damascus or laminated steel. Fluid steel barrels would have been introduced about 1900.
There was no specific date, you could order them either way for many years, damascus was usually the more expensive of the two. I'm quite sure though that any Lefevers made by Ithaca had "steel" barrels (although there probably were some Lefever made guns left over and sold by Ithaca). Ithaca acquired Lefever something around 1916.
What is a lefever nitro special 12 gauge double barrel 2 trigger sn256592 worth and when it was made?
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.