Make: Smith and Wesson / Howa, Japan
Serial Number: FS91804
Year of Manufacture: Modern, Post 1974
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 3/4"
Action Type: Semi-Auto
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked " 12 GA. 2-3/4" Chamber / MOD. / Mfg In Japan To S&W Spec". The right side of the barrel is marked "Smith and Wesson Springfield Mass. / Pat. Pending Proof Tested". The left side of the receiver is marked "Smith & Wesson Model 1000" and the serial number.
Barrel Length: 28". The choke is "MOD".
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a full length rib with a dull colored bead at the muzzle and a small bead about mid rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are varnished and checkered wood. There are just a few minor scratches and marks. The LOP measures approx. 13 3/4" from the trigger to the back of the rubber "Pachmayr" buttpad. The stocks rate in about very good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. There is some fouling that could stand a good cleaning near the breech. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some surface marks on the receiver, and trigger guard. The barrel is mostly scratch free. There is some wear and minor discoloration at the muzzle / rib junction, on the left side of the barrel and a small nick on the bottom. There are a couple of minor dings in the rib. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about very good condition.
Mechanics: The action Functions correctly. We did not fire this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a light, easy to swing 12 gauge shotgun. This will make a great upland game gun, or a Trap and Skeet toy. A fast shooting semi-auto in 12 gauge. This will make a great Christmas present for the grandchildren.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California.
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