The Hunter Arms box lock shotguns were made very well.
Hunter Arms made these shotguns for keeping up with other companies that made lower priced box locks. These guns were about $100 cheaper than the side lock L.C. Smiths made by Hunter Arms Co.
The earlier ones up until around 1930 had a 3 screws on the receiver, the top screw held the sears in place. Later they made a 2 screw receiver that was in my opinion a much better design.
The early 20's and 16 gauges were short chambered and this changed in the 1930's to 2 3/4" chambers.
The Hunter Special has the rotary locking bolt like the side lock L.C. Smiths. They are all well built guns.
This is a Gladiator Field grade circa 1920 that was made for Sears Roebuck & Co. showing the 3 pin receiver.
This is a Ranger circa 1937 identical to The Fulton. This was also made for Sears Roebuck & Co.
This is a 2 pin receiver and shows how the parts were fitted.
The Hunter Arms Co. box locks were made for many companies and if you know what to look for they are easy to identify that they were made by Hunter Arms Co. Also the serial numbers for many of these box locks made for other companies are listed in the L.C. Smith Records.