Thanks for the replies.
I did find in a Journal back issue (Ray pointed these out) a mention of A.C. & A.Co., & the question asked then is the same as now.
Marlin never produced ammunition, so where did the machinery go ?
I will admit that shotshells are not even close to my strong suit.
Can anyone think of a company that expanded or started mfg. of shotshells circa 1904 ? That may explain where the machinery went.
Given this took place in the era of the AMA, was Marlin’s purchase possibly a “straw man” deal ??
In 1914 Marlin was assigned a patent for shotshells, yet they where not producing any.
Was this another “straw man” deal ??
The AMA was dead after 1907, so it doesn’t make sense on the surface.
Brophy’s book on Marlin mentions both the purchase of A.C. & A. Co., and the patent and then lets it go with no follow up.