SOLD FOR: $1128
Make: Ljutic Industries Inc.
Model: Mono-Gun T
Serial Number: 250
Year of Manufacture: 1969
Gauge: 12 Gauge
Action Type: Single Shot, Top Break Shotgun with Extractor
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked with a Ljutic logo and “Mono-Gun T”, the bottom-front is marked “250”. The water table has assembly number “36”, found again on the inside of the forend iron. The inside of the forend is stamped “250”. The bottom of the barrel lug is marked “250”.
Barrel Length: 34”, Vent-Rib
Choke: Fixed Full
Sights / Optics: There is a white colored bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller white mid-bead. The top of the rib and its extension are finely checkered for glare reduction.
Weight: 8 lb., 15.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece checkered select walnut with beavertail forend, pistol grip, monte carlo comb and ventilated black rubber recoil pad. The forend appears to have had the mounting system modified, there is damage on the interior at the tensioning piece and there is a circle on the bottom of the forend which looks like a previous mounting point was plugged. The stocks have some scattered nicks, scuffs, scratches and spots of dark discoloration. There is a crack in the right-rear of the forned. There are some voids in the finish of the wrist. There are no chips. The checkering is generally well defined, some areas are worn. The forend has minor play to the barrel. The drop at comb measures approximately 1 3/8” at the front of the comb, 1 3/8″ at the back, and drop at heel is 1 5/8”. The LOP measures 14 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, 13 3/8″ to the back of the wood. The pad has some light wear, but is still fairly supple. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 70% of its metal finish. There is scattered thinning finish, most notable at edges. There is some mottled discoloration from faint surface oxidation. The most notable finish wear is handling wear on the bottom of the receiver and trigger guard, top-rear of the receiver, and wear on the barrel from the forend which is concealed when the gun is assembled. Please note, the second rib post from the rear has broken free from its solder and can be slid forward and back in the rib. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in Good-Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Please note, the second rib post from the rear has broken free from its solder and can be slid forward and back in the rib. The barrel locks up to the receiver with barely perceptible play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Manufacturing only 340 Shotguns a year at its height in the early 1980s, the Ljutic facility made these guns with pride and precision. Known for their futuristic “Space Guns”, Ljutic holds a very special place in American gunmaking history. This Ljutic Mono-Gun T looks like it knows its way around a Trap field, showing wear consistent with being used for its intended purpose. The forend appears to have been repaired, but despite the handling wear, the gun retains a great bore and strong mechanics. You may want to address the loose post on the rib, but this shotgun ought to have quite a few rounds of trap left in it. It will also make an interesting addition to a collection, with only a few thousand guns made since their founding in the 1950s, Ljutic shotguns always make for a great conversation piece. Please see our photos and good luck!