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#223827 03/30/11 01:31 AM
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I have an old lefever F grade stock and action(no barrels) and I have some questions.

1. What year was it made serial # 15831?
2. What is the distance between firing pins(centers) for 16 gauge and 20 gauge guns?

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Should be about 1891, but a lot of guns were made out of sequence. Photos of the action (sideplates, watertable) could help giving more assurance about likely date range.


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Thank you Rich,
Here are some pictures. It is a small frame and I am also trying to determine if this is a 16 or 20 gauge which is why I asked for the distance on the firing pin centers. This action is 1 1/8" between firing pin centers and 2 1/4 wide on the breech face. Any help is appreciated.

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Very nice!I know very little about Lefevers but the later 16 and 20 gauges frame's were marked xx with a few 12 gauge guns on xx frames.Never seen a 12 on xx frame though. Bobby

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From what I understand the firing pin distance can vary and isn't going to tell you what gauge this was originally.


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Originally Posted By: DrBob
From what I understand the firing pin distance can vary and isn't going to tell you what gauge this was originally.


OK,
So how do I determine the gauge? The frame is almost 1/4" narrower than a G 12 gauge that I have so I assumed it was not a 12 gauge. What is the width of a 16 ga extractor guns at the widest part of the breech balls?

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Patrick,

just measured my XX frame 16ga E grade: 26mm center-to-center serial #35xxx

12ga F grade not XX frame: 29mm

12ga G grade not XX frame: 29.5mm

hope this helps some

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Pat, is there just one X on that frame ?

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Originally Posted By: Daryl Hallquist
Pat, is there just one X on that frame ?


Yes Daryl,
There is only one X.

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I have a set of LeFever barrels that might fit this frame. I will check for the serial number on the barrels. Jent --- jentpmitchell@msn.com

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