Syracuse, Nov. 20 – Lyman C. Smith has sold a controlling in the L.C. Smith gun works, of this city, manufacturers of hammerless guns, to John Hunter and his five sons, and Harry Comstock of Fulton, and the works will be moved to Fulton immediately. The new firm will be known as the Hunter & Comstock Arms company and will have the largest gun manufacturing plant in the United States.
There were six sons involved with the Hunter Arms Gun Co.
Harry Comstock had a company that John Hunter Sr. was thinking about first buying but his gun was not fully worked out yet and John Hunter wanted something that was completed for his sons to run.
The company was called just Hunter Arms Gun Company and nothing to do with Harry Comstock in the purchase.