View Full Version : what about the new Marlin LC Smith sxs?

April 30, 2005, 02:58 AM
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.

April 30, 2005, 03:17 AM
They are made in Italy I believe. Nice fit and finish

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


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

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.

April 30, 2005, 09:48 AM
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.