Production Dates

Please remember that there are no factory records for the Lefever Arms Co. (of Syracuse). Therefore these numbers are an extrapolation from known data. However, up to 1/3 of LAC guns were produced out of sequence.

Lefever Arms Co. – Lefever Sidelock Model Guns

YearGun #
1880 5000
1881 5500
1882 6500
1883 7500
1884 8049
1885 8500
1886 9500
1887 10000
1888 10500
1889 11500
1890 12500
1891 14552
1892 17240
1893 20264
1894 22112
1895 23288
1896 24856
1897 25556
1898 27180
1899 28916
1900 31632
1901 36364
1902 40480
1903 45408
1904 49496
1905 51064
1906 54592
1907 57924
1908 60164
1909 61704
1910 62824
1911 65092
1912 65512
1913 69544
1914 71336
1915-1919 73000 plus

Lefever Nitro Special – (Made by Ithaca Gun Co.)

YearGun #
1921 100,000 – 101599
1922 119899
1923 158699
1924 185399
1925 214399
1926 233007
1927 252699
1928 272999
1929 297199
1930 298699
1933 298749
1934 299249
1935 299999
1935 325000-327299
1936 336399
1937 345099
1938 345899
1939 347099
1940 353099
1941 354999
1942 356299
1946 357299
1947 361199

Lefever A Grade – (Made by Ithaca Gun Co.)

YearGun #
1934 300000-300654
1935 301007
1936 301023
1937 301037
1938 301045
1935 301050-301699
1936 302099
1937 302399
1938 302456
1939 302496

Lefever Single Barrel Guns – (Made by Ithaca Gun Co.)

YearGun #
19278505
1928 15729
1929 20280
1930 20799
1931 21799
left open 21899
1935 22299
1936 23099
1937 23499
1938 23799
1939 24579
1940 24604
1941 24607