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Relative value of FWS L.C. Smith shotguns
Posted by LCSCA on June 15, 2022, 10:12 amBoard Administrator
The Marlin Firearms Company purchased the Hunter Arms Company in 1945 and began manufacturing L.C. Smith shotguns under the name of the newly created L.C. Smith Gun Company in mid-1946.
Relatively high levels of production and close inspection of the L.C. Smith Gun Company shotguns have resulted in questions about the quality/value of the Marlin-made shotguns with the FWS serial number prefix (1946-1950).