Thanks for posting these links. I found two things that were especially interesting:
1. That a couple of L.C. Smith "experts" have not joined the L.C. Smith Collectors Association because the group has little collective knowledge about L.C. Smith shotguns, and
2. Theories developed by these same individuals from questionable information are far more important and valuable than factual data drawn from Hunter Arms Company documents and production records.
I think that this illustrates the point that "ignorance is bliss."