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LeFever

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  • Buy OEM Instructions
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  • History

    *On the eve of World War I, the management of the Ithaca Gun Company decided to develop and market a lower-priced line of shotguns.

    However, they did not want to degrade the price-quality image enjoyed by the long-established Ithaca Double.

    The strategy they chose for accomplishing both objectives was to purchase a well-known and respected gun company, discontinue its products, and introduce their lower-priced line under that firm’s name.

    This strategy was implemented in the early months of 1916 with the purchase of the Lefever Arms Company in Syracuse, New York.

    *“The Ithaca Gun Company From the Beginning” by Walter Claude Snyder

  • Serial Numbers

    Vintage Ithaca Guns Manufactured by
    ITHACA GUN COMPANY
    from 1880 - 1986

    Originally Compiled by The Ithaca Gun Co., October 1960 "a few variances in this data will be found"

    For specific details on your gun, read “The Ithaca Gun Company From the Beginning” by Walter Claude Snyder

    • LeFever Nitro Special Double Barrel Shotguns

      Serial Number Year of Manufacture
      100000 - 101599
      1921
      101600 - 119899
      1922
      119900 - 158699
      1923
      158700 - 185399
      1924
      185400 - 214399
      1925
      214400 - 233007
      1926
      233100 - 252699
      1927
      252700 - 272999
      1928
      273300 - 297199
      1929
      297200 - 298699
      1930
      298700 - 298749
      1933
      298750 - 299249
      1934
      299250 - 299999
      1935
      325000 - 327299
      1935
      327300 - 336399
      1936
      336400 - 345099
      1937
      345100 - 345899
      1938
      345900 - 347099
      1939
      347100 - 353099
      1940
      352100 - 354999
      1941
      355000 - 356299
      1942
      356300 - 357299
      1946
      357300 - 361199
      1947

    • LeFever "A" Grade

      Serial Number Year of Manfacture

      300000 - 300654
      1934
      300655 - 301007
      1935
      301008 - 301023
      1936
      301024 - 301037
      1937
      301038 - 301045
      1938
      301050 - 301699
      1935
      301700 - 302099
      1936
      302100 - 302399
      1937
      302400 - 302465
      1938
      302466 - 302496
      1939

    • LeFever Single Barrel Guns**

      Serial Number Year of Manufacture

      1 - 8505
      1927
      8506 - 15759
      1928
      15760 - 20280
      1929
      20281 - 20799
      1930
      20800 - 21899
      1931
      21800 - 21899
      left open
      21900 - 22299
      1935
      22300 - 23099
      1936
      23100 - 23499
      1937
      23500 - 23799
      1938
      23800 - 24579
      1939
      24580 - 24604
      1941
      24605 - 24607
      1942

  • Schematic
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