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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet little Lefever 16 bore s/s

Well guys I finally took the plunge and just bought a tight little 16 gauge Lefever Nitro Special double trigger side by side shotgun with 28 inch barrels choked full and modified. The shotgun, has mirror smooth bores and is mechanically sound. All numbers are matching. The wood has no cracks or splits. It has wear where an old shotgun should show wear but neglect is absent. There is a trace of case hardening.

The stock does need refinishing but it's going to be a long winter and that project will help me to pass the time. I have done stocks before on rifles but do have a question.
What do you feel is the best method to keep the finish from building up in the checkering? Thankfully this gun has little to deal with.
Also am wondering about using modern ammo in this one and comments on that are more than welcome.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-27-2010, 12:06 PM
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Re: Sweet little Lefever 16 bore s/s

Go to 16ga.com and ask around there. Those guys will know
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Re: Sweet little Lefever 16 bore s/s

Tape the checkering off or follow the checkering with a stiff toothbrush to remove buildup while the finish is still wet.




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Re: Sweet little Lefever 16 bore s/s

Thanks for the advice guys. Got a lot of good info on 16ga.com also, appreciate the heads up on that too.
Finishing that stock over the winter is definitely going to be a "labor of love". I have a thing for old shotguns.

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Hand rub that sucker Griz, you will like the results.




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Will do!
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Griz Check with RST cartriges Friendsville, PA. 570 553 1651 The 2 1/2 in. is the best load made .
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Got basically the same gun for the last 15 years or so. Love it - one of my favorite late season guns. Fits me pretty good too. Enjoy the old girl!
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Re: Sweet little Lefever 16 bore s/s

Griz,

I also picked one up a couple years ago. Mine was built in 1937 and I have shot it several times using "off the shelf" Remington Game Loads. There is a website for Lefever owners. Good Luck with the "project". http://lefeverforum.informe.com/
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