Lefever Arms Company ended in 1916.
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.
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.
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Your Shotgun was made by Lefever from 1885-1919.Lefever started business in the year 1885.A (G grade) model hammerless 12 gauge shotgun will range in price from 800-1,400 dollars for a gun showing between 10%-70% of its original finish remaining,and a good set of bores.
The best that I can do is say that the Lefever Nitro special was made from 1921-1948.
Mfg 1925. Serial numbers are stamed on the barrel flats, on the water table (receiver) and on the forend. They should all match.
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.
It is found under the breach below the barrel
break open the barrell, on the main frame it is on the right side under the barrell, it is on the bottom of the barrell on the left side
The Ithaca-Lefever Nitro Specials with serial numbers between 158700 and 185399 were manufactured in 1924.
Ithaca acquired the Lefever company in 1916, but manufactured two models of double-barrel guns (the Lefever Nitro Special and the Lefever A Grade) under the original company name between 1921 and 1947.
Firearms expert Charles Gage estimated the collector value of another piece from that year to be between $200 and $500, depending on condition whether all parts are original.
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The average cost of a Lefever Nitro Special shotgun at auction is $650. This amount may be higher or lower depending on the condition of the gun.
It all depends on the condition of the gun, I own a 1941 as well given to me by my great grandfather in fair condition and that as it sits is running at between 900-1100$ so being yours is in good condition should fetch a great deal more in value aspects.