In the later years of the Western pulp, many magazines were struggling and it wasn't uncommon for a magazine to reuse cover art that had appeared before in an earlier issue. In WILD WEST WEEKLY, I've seen this many times. But this is the first time I've found one of WILD WEST WEEKLY'S covers, namely this 1937 cover by H.W. Scott featuring one of my grandfather's stories, reprinted later in another magazine owned by a different company. Check out these two.
WILD WEST WEEKLY, May 29, 1937
FIGHTING WESTERN, January 1947.
WILD WEST WEEKLY was a Street & Smith magazine; FIGHTING WESTERN, which ran from 1945 to 1950, was published by Trojan Magazines. As far as I know, Trojan wasn't connected with Street & Smith, but maybe I'm wrong?
Did this copying between two non-related companies happen frequently? You'd think there'd be a outcry from Street & Smith when this occurred.