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Does a 10 gauge L.C. Smith have more value than a 12 gauge

Posted by LCSCA on August 7, 2012, 4:49 pm

The Blue Book of Gun Values says that a 20 gauge L.C. Smith is valued at 150% of a 12 gauge, everything else being equal. Likewise, a 16 gauge is valued at 140% of a 12 gauge. Comparatively, fewer 10 gauge than 20 or 16 gauge L.C. Smiths were built. Do you think that 10 gauge L.C. Smiths have a higher value than equivalent 12 gauge shotguns? Note: This is asking the VALUE and not what you would pay for them because you may or may not like 10 gauge shotguns.
 What is the value of a 10 gauge L.C. Smith as compared to an equivalent 12 gauge? Less value than a 12 gauge Equal to a 12 gauge 110% of a 12 gauge 120% of a 12 gauge 130% of a 12 gauge 140% pf a 12 gauge 150% of a 12 gauge 175% of a 12 gauge 200% of a 12 gauge More than 200% of a 12 gauge

Re: Does a 10 gauge L.C. Smith have more value than a 12 gauge

Posted by Bill Murphy on August 8, 2012, 6:46 pm, in reply to "Does a 10 gauge L.C. Smith have more value than a 12 gauge"
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 The poll is flawed. A fluid steel 10 is worth multiples of a 12 gauge. A Damascus 10 is just a wee bit more collectable than a 12. Specify Damascus or fluid steel.

Re: Does a 10 gauge L.C. Smith have more value than a 12 gauge

Posted by Jeff B. on August 8, 2012, 7:12 pm, in reply to "Re: Does a 10 gauge L.C. Smith have more value than a 12 gauge"
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 Bll has a good point about the scarcity of fluid steel 10ga barrels but one should also consider how 10ga values are not consistant in comp with 12s when you move up and down the various grades. Example "O" grade 12 vs 10 ga damascus the values would not have a large difference but try that with the common Field grades. I have yet to add a Field Gd 10ga to my collection and can't recall seeing a nice one for sale in 10 years. I got my Ideal 10 much easier. Jeff Brant

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