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Re: 1947LC Smith
Posted by Steve Arnett on March 13, 2019, 9:41 am, in reply to "Re: 1947LC Smith
Robert, I think that you are correct to continue searching for barrels with FWS prefix. As I understand it all the Marlin era (1946-1950) guns were equipped with the SSP rib.
Just my opinion , but I think the more practical part of this feature is that the pattern will not print so high. The higher rib, especially at the muzzle, has the same effect as raising the front sight on a pistol or rifle. It lowers the point of impact (all other things being equal).