Edited by board administrator June 8, 2017, 8:22 pm
Others were made in the same configuration, but were not marked or designated in the records as a LR or WF. Many did not have the reinforced loop. In addition, not all LRs had 32-inch barrels and 3-inch chambers.
To be a "real" LR or WF, it has to have the marking on the barrel lug. Remember, this was simply a marketing scheme and there is nothing extraordinary about shotguns marked in this manner. In the early to mid-1920 they charged about $10 extra for a LR. By the 1930s, an LR cost a more realistic $1.60 extra.
There are quite a number of L.C. Smith shotguns in a "long range configuration", but fewer (2,606 LR and 98 WF) were marked as such.