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Old April 30, 2005, 02:58 AM   #1
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what about the new Marlin LC Smith sxs?

Has anyone seen one in person?
How's the fit and finish? Better than the Baikal/Spartan/Stevens? Have handled those and wasn't impressed.

Any idea on a price?

I'm looking for a reasonably priced side by side 12 ga. and haven't been impressed with the Russian guns, and with CASS so popular around here, I haven't seen any used guns in decent shape.

The lines of the Stoeger just don't do it for me. Don't know why.
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Old April 30, 2005, 03:17 AM   #2
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They are made in Italy I believe. Nice fit and finish

Ya ought to check out older Savages and Foxes on the auction boards,,,

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Old April 30, 2005, 08:07 AM   #3
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Yesterday I saw a well used Fox Sterlingworth 12 GA, for $1295.00!!!!!!!

The new guns can't be too bad as they are spaghetti guns after all. And the Val Trompia folks build good stuff.

Just wish they would stop calling them L C Smith cause they have nothing in common with the real Elsies.
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Old April 30, 2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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I've seen them mentioned in various on-line reviews and posts and the MSRPs quoted run from $1400 to $1884 for the SxS to $1900ish for the O/U.

Looks like the euro/dollar exchange rate is really driving the price up.


P.S. - They're made by Fausti. IIRC they also make shotguns for Tranditions and Weatherby.
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