We know that the L.C. Smith Gun Company of Syracuse, N.Y. was sold in 1888 to John Hunter Sr. and that machinery was being moved to a building in Fulton, N.Y. along with unfinished gun parts.
In my records I have serial numbers in the 25,000 to 26554 that have all the attributes of a Syracuse gun but no makers name on the barrels. The last gun I have recorded is 26862 also 1889 which by now has the round lug of the Fulton gun but still no makers mark on the barrels. The first one I have for 1890 is 26872 again no makers mark and round lug through receiver.
An interesting note is that there are no hammerless guns transferred during this transition from Syracuse to Fulton. It is my belief that the serial numbers mentioned are lost like some of the other blocks of serial numbers. Also how could a company survive over a year and a half (1888-1890) without selling any guns and keep a clientele interested in their product?
I will research that article mentioned again and this time copy it.