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Values are based on the actual condition of the firearm and whether any modifications have been done to it, such as re-bluing or drilling and tapping for scope mounts, etc. Condition depends on how much of the original finish (stock and metal) is remaining and if there are any dings, dents, scratches, etc on it. It's really best to take the firearm to someone local or to a gun show for an estimate of worth.
If you want to sell, you need to check local and state laws, but as far as Federal law is concerned, you can sell face-to-face to a resident of your own state who is not prohibited from owning a firearm (over 18, no felony convictions, etc.). To sell to someone in another state, you will have to sen…
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The J.C. Higgins trade name was used by Sears, Roebuck & Company of Chicago from 1946 to 1962 on firearms and other sporting goods.Arms bearing this tradename were manufactured by a variety of American gunmakers.The 16 gauge was made by Marlin, the .410 by Harrington & Richardson. The .22 by…
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The answer is probably stamped on the barrel. Does it say .22 Hornet? Most likely it says .22 LR or .22 Long Rifle.   Two other things:The Hornet is a center-fire cartidge, "regular" .22's, be they shorts, longs or long rifle, are rimfire, having the priming mixture in the rim of the cartridg…
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Answer if you find out I also have one of the thousand made,the only value I have received is $400 cnd.I thought I found some thing great,who knows. It is for sale,and I am open to offers. The Legendary Frontiersman (Commemorative, not Centennial) 19,999 were manufactured in 1979 and it is li…
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Go to http://oldguns.net/ and scroll down the index on the left side, click on the link to Winchester manufacture dates. Then select Model 94 and enter your serial number.  Website http://armscollectors.com/sn/winlookup.php  Winchester 1894/94 Serial Number List 1894 began with serial nu…
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I would not fire a damascus-barreled gun without having it checked and approved by a competent gunsmith (NOT the guy with a key to the gun case at WalMart!). It is possible that a gun of this age would have been proofed for smokeless powder and have 2 3/4" chambers, but it is more likely to be made …
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There's not a lot of information available and most authors disagree on that. Carey's American Firearms Makers says the company was in Norwich Ct from 1855 to 1894 and made single shot percussion and metallic cartridge rifles. Vorisek's Shotgun Markings lists 4 different names, W.H. Davenport Firear…
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Answer I just got through researching this for a friend. Found some on some gun auction sites. depending on condition, its worth is between $200 and $1,300 Answer It really depends on the grade and condition of the shotgun. The Double Gun Journal has had several articles in the last 2 years w…
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Maybe. It's kind of hard to locate a model number in a 2000 page book without knowing which manufacturer to look under, so, could you share any other markings that you find on the gun?
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I have been trying to find the answer to your question as well. So far I've found that auction price is anywhere from $150.00 to $300.00. If it has never been fired and you still have the box they can go for $550.00.
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Can't find a listing for these in any of the price guides, but CS Shattuck operated in Hatfield, Massachusetts, from 1878 to 1908. It's not a name that excites collectors and few firearms of that age would be considered suitable for any sporting use today, so value will be modest, perhaps $100 if in…
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I just bought one of these rifles at a gun show. 12/2004. I paid $130 for it. It appears to be in working condition. I have not tested it though. Bore is a little weak, but still in usable condition. I haven't seen a price guide on these rifles, and have no idea of the actual value, But after a con…
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I would give BoBs gun parts a try they have help me alot with guns like yours gunparts@hsnp.com   I was able to locate a ranger 36 which was made by the marlin co. for sears check out gunparts@hsnp.com
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Well, it would help if you would tell us a little more. Or anything more. Bolt action shotguns are usually inexpensive. Bolt action rifles are often inexpensive, or even cheap, but some are very expensive.To give my own example, I purchased a military surplus Mosin Nagant bolt action rifle in April,…
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If it is fully functional, a single shot will bring $35 - $70 and a double barrel $150 - $250, depending on condition. Parts are still available from egunparts.com The old Numrich Arms. Good Luck. I just got one, too!  i am wondering about this to, i have just acquired one of these H&R sh…
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Here's what little I can find in the Standard Catalog. Incorporated in 1902. Used the names Union Fire Arms, Union Arms Company, Illinois Arms Company and Bee Be Arms Company. In 1917 the company was either bought up or absorbed by Ithaca Gun Company. They manufactured slide action shotguns, hammerl…
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An true appraisal should involve a hands-on examination of the firearm and a written description of the piece in addition to an estimated value. If you have a very rare or expensive gun, it is worth the expense, but 99% of the guns out there don't need an appraisal, just an educated estimate of the …
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Try researching old gun or sports related magazines at the library.
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am i rightAnswer I also have two Ranger- M34- 22 LR rifles. One is my dads, bought his brand new when he was a kid. The way the story goes is that he bought his in 1934 from sears. It is a single shot, barrel is 24 " long, has market on it the(RANGER 22S-L-LR-M34 --made in the USA--), and was made …
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H&D Folsom Sales Records I don't believe they are available anywhere. One researcher has said they were donated to a paper drive during WWII. After all, they were just old ledgers that no one would ever be interested in.
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I wish I had more information. I received mine when I was around 7 years old and at 51 now it still is one of the best shooting 22 single shots I have. I did over the years find this info. Winchester only made this series of rifle for only a few years and then the design was sold to Savage Arms! Th…
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%DETAILS% If it is the Winchester commemorative made in 1968, the Blue Book says $450.   I own a 1976 Buffalo Bill Commemorative. Mine has been appraised anywhere from 500 to 700$   How do you know when it was made?
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Age of a GunFirst you have to know what you have. There are published serial number lists for some manufacturers. Others marked their guns with a date code and some of these codes are available but others are not. And many of the old companies had no method of identifying the date of manufacture. So…
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Parts for a Meriden Rifle Meriden Firearms was a subsidiary of Sears Roebuck and operated from 1905 until 1915. There is no source for new parts, but used parts may be available. Simple parts like a firing pin may be made by an experienced gunsmith. See the related links.
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Your DW is worth $150 in absolutely mint shape to a collector. They were poorly crafted firearms and the cocking mechanism was prone to early wear.
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% I think this is the same as the "Fancy Sporting Rifle" in the Standard Catalog of Firearms. This guide suggests a retail value of $1800 in NRA Good (80% original finish) plus 20% for the takedown feature. If it happens to be have extensive factory engraving, it would be a LOT…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Is the model 60 a small lever action 22 ?   It's value is about $35.00-$75.00 dollars in the shooters market. Your original scope makes it worth about$85.00 bucks.It was made somewhere between 1962-1975.They where a subcontract gun by Marlin for Sears&Roebuck.It's …
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%DETAILS% Answer Leader was a trade name used by C.S. Shattuck, Hatfield, Mass (1880-1890), Hopkins & Allen, Norwich, CT (1868-1915), and Harrington & Richardson, Worcester, Mass (1874-c.1980). Are you sure it is a 28 caliber? This was a common size for percussion guns, but I cannot find any…
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%FOLLOWUPS% It would have been manufactured by Erma and imported by the North Kansas City company, which has been out of business since 2000. The Blue Book lists the P-98 at $170 in 100% condition. Last MSR was $209.
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Eastern Arms Company Eastern Arms Co. was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck. The guns were manufactured by Meriden Firearms, J. Stevens Arms, and others. How do you tell who manufactured the Ranger?
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Cabela's sells some double barrel muzzle loading rifles. Pedersoli sells some double barrel muzzle loading pistols. You could also go to GunsAmerica.
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Deutsche Werke PistolsDeutsche Werke Aktiengesellschaft is the company that produced the pistol in Erfurt Germany in the 1920s. The pistol is commonly called an "Ortgies" vest pocket pistol after its original designer. These pistols were offered in .25ACP (6.35mm), .32ACP (7.65mm), and some in .380 …
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Answer Manufactured from 1929-67. Pre WWII production will have octagonal barrel, pistol grip stock and slide handle will be checkered. Post-war models will have round barrel, plain stock, and grooved slide handle. Answer The capacity of the rifle is easy. Fill the magazine tube and add one (…
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%DETAILS% Answer H&D Folsom was a large sporting goods retailer and distributor in New York City. They didn't manufacture any firearms, but from 1893 to 1930 they owned Crescent Firearms in Norwich, Ct. They also bought guns from other arms makers, especially Belgian manufacturers. Haven't r…
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%FOLLOWUPS% In Fort Wayne,In. at the H&H gun shop they have a springfield 1929 single shot 12 ga.in excelent condition for $69.95. Very attractive shotgun.   Do you mean to tell me that my Springfield A. 1929 Model Single Shot 12 ga. is only worth $70, that cannot be right. Its not in …
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The serial number lists do not include details between 1913 and 1923, but the final number assigned in 1923 was 139700, so it is a pretty safe bet that yours was made in 1922 or 23. My guide suggests a value of $1200 in NRA Good condition or $2000 in Very Good.
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%DETAILS% Answer This rifle was originally marketed as "The Winchester Singleshot", but is now usually designated the Model 1885. Yours was manufactured in 1892. Value will depend on it's exact configuration and condition, but the most common types in "average" condition will bring $1200-$150…
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%FOLLOWUPS% These were called "boy's rifles" and most boys don't take real good care of their toys. I'm not sure what type of home-repair you are describing, but suspect it is a hinge pin that was replaced. If so, a gunsmith should be able to find a part that will fit. You are correct that it is …
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%DETAILS% Answer Sounds like it's a Stevens Favorite. If marked model 1915, was probably made between that year and 1939. Finding a used stock will be difficult. Having a new stock made will cost you more than the dollar value of the gun. But sometimes there are non-economic reasons that are…
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7.5 x 55 is the ONLY ammunition to be used in the K-31. The Swiss designation for it is 7,5mm Gewehrpatrone 11 (7,5mm GP11)
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The first place to look would be at your local gunsmith's shop. Next bet would be at a gun show. If you know exactly what you need, you can order some things online. I'd like to add the following to the above answer.Gun shows as a source for obsolete parts can be a god send, but you have to be caref…
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Answer Harold - It sounds like you already have parts - front part made in 1909 and back part in 1915. For more parts, look under "Gunsmith" in the yellow pages. Or, you can try Numrich Gunparts. There are several models with values from $350 to $650 in NRA Good condition, $800 to $1250 in Very …
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%DETAILS% Answer Eastern Arms was a Sears Roebuck trade name and the only reference I find listing a .38 revolver says they were made by Meriden Arms, which was a Sears subsidiary and in business only from c. 1905-1915. If your gun has grips marked Forhand Arms, I'd bet that the whole gun was …
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By gazing into the WikiAnswers crystal ball, I have discerned that this Model 88 was made by Winchester. Value will, of course, depend on configuration, period of manufacture, and degree of originality, none of which are coming through clearly. If the serial number is below 148859, it is pre-1964. I…
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Your rifle was made late in 1951 at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, CT. It would have been one of the last guns made by WRA, as the name was changed to Winchester-Western Division in January 1952.
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%DETAILS% Answer Your Winchester was manufactured in 1981. Assuming a standard rifle with no special features, the Blue Book of Gun Values suggests a value of $180 with 95% of the original finish and all original parts.
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All I have is that Premier was a trade name used by Montgomery Ward. My guess is that it would have been before the 1940's, but that is only because their guns from the 50's and newer are pretty well cross-referenced to the manufacturers.  a Premier ,Trail Blazer is a Stevens model 29AAnswerPr…
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the 30-30 is also a 7.62x51r just FYI The first 30 is in reference to the caliber and the second is in reference to the powder weight. The 30.06 is similar-the 30 is the caliber and the 06 is the first year of production. Before it was called the .30-30 it the .30 Winchester Center Fire made by …
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If you are trying to find the number for a gun you no longer have you will have to go back to the dealer who sold it to you, if the dealer is still in business. Dealer records are the only place serial numbers are recorded. If the dealer is out of business, his records may have been sent to the…
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Belgian-made "parlor rifle." If there is a crown over the oval ELG, it was made in or after 1893. Although a modern .22 short may fit in the chamber, it was probably designed for a "BB Cap", which was loaded with only a primer and no powder. There does not seem to be much collector interest in these…
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Answer That should be a Marlin 81. Best place to find parts is from your local gunsmith. Look in the Yellow Pages. If that fails, you can probably order from Numrich Gunparts. also gunbroker.com has a fellow dedicated to selling these parts, google gunbroker.com
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%DETAILS% If you look in a copy of the Blue Book of Gun Values, you will find 11 pages devoted to about 80 variations of the Model 70, 1964-current mfg. For example, the serialization chart in the back says the year of manufacture for serial number 767491 is 1965.
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%DETAILS% Answer The Sears ID# 103-8 cross references to the Marlin 100 single shot bolt action .22. It was manufactured from 1936 to 1941. The horse emblem was often stamped on guns that Sears sold under the Ranger name.
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%DETAILS% Answer Eastern Arms was a trade name sold by Sears Roebuck. It may have been made by any one of several manufacturers. If you take it to a good gunsmith, he may recognize it as a particular Iver Johnson or H&R model and find parts for it. He can probably make a spring, and the trig…
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You should be able to find them. A good gunsmith should be able to find a source. www.e-gunparts.com lists the grips under "Ortgies" Another Found a pair for mine on gunbroker.com also try vintagegungrips.com, type "ortgies" into the search. reproduction but great for $28
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%DETAILS% Answer Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used on guns made for Shapeigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1920-1940. They were made by various manufacturers, but a .410 single shot is likely to be an Iver Johnson Champion.
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According to the the Blue Book of Gun Values 19th edition(which was published in 1998) your shotgun was manufactured by Winchester for sears and is a model 1200. The 100%(mint condition) value for a field model is listed as $220. The values rise slightly from there as the grades and options improve.
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you will need a serial number. try www.oldguns.net/ then click onto antique and collectable firearms and militaria headquarters. then scroll down (on left) to manufacture date GOOD LUCK !  Bill's link won't help you. The 67/67A was not serialized. 383,000 were manufactured between 1934 and 196…
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The Blue Book says $450 for a rifle or $425 for a carbine. The prices for commemorative firearms assumes that ALL ORIGINAL packaging and literature is included and everything is completely as-issued. The slightest scratch from cocking the hammer once, a crease in the accompanying certificate, etc. w…
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103.-- on a Sears Roebuck gun indicates manufacture by Marlin. I don't find a 103.7, but 103.72 and 103.74 are listed as Marlin Model 59.Brophy in his book, Marlin Firearms, a history of the guns and the Company that made them, published in 1989 by Stackpole Books, lists the Sears Ranger 103-7 as a …
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%DETAILS% Answer It can't be too old. I can't find any record of American Arms, Inc prior to 1985. They imported European firearms and manufactured a few pistols in North Kansas City, Mo. Went out of business in 2000.
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Stevens made two model crack shots the 26 and the 16. The 26 was a lever operated gun and the 16 had a thumd piece on the right side of the receiver to open the breech. the 16 was made from1900 to 1913 and the 26 from 1912 to 1939.Each model had a smoothbore feature that could be ordered and the de…
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If the gun is actually a S&W made gun, it is possible to get an accurate, free estimate by providing a picture of it, checking in at the smith-wessonforum.com. There are about 100 models of S&W revolvers and many of them are available in .44 Special. There are also a lot of cheap knock-of…
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Answer I had one of these back in the early 1960s (as a teenager) and I think I paid $5.00 for it. It was a very unreliable revolver, wore out quickly and I think I ended up giving it to somebody for parts; It was the butt of many jokes among my friends for years, including that it had a picture …
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Yes, I believe it was. I have a Model 53-B (single shot .22LR) and it says on the barrel 'SPRINGFIELD MODEL 53-B, Manufactured by J. Stevens Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A.'
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Where did you find the "Forehand Arms Co."? This was the successor firm to Forehand & Wadsworth and operated from 1890 to 1902. It is quite possible that a Forehand Arms revolver would have had F&W grips if the new company was being economical and using up old parts, but it should NOT have t…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Secret Service Special was a trade name used on inexpensive revolvers retailed by the Rohde-Spencer Company of Chicago. The Howard Arms Co name was distributed by H&D Folsom, usually on shotguns made by their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms, or imported from Belgium. If R-S …
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Gary,No other markings? If not marked with the manufacturer's name or trademark it may be impossible to make a positive identification. If you can post pictures on the Gun ID & Value board at www.shotgunworld.com, someone may recognize it from the style. However, lacking …
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American Gun Co. 410 This depends on the condition, but if it's broken, rusty, or just plain used, $50 or less. If it's in near mint condition, it could go up to $400. Most in "average" condition will go for $200-$250. If it were a larger gauge it would only bring about half as much, but 410's seem …
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I have had good luck with the newer O/U models. From what I have read, the O/U Browning knock-off is one of the hottest selling shotguns going right now. I've looked for one of the S/S models but have not been able to find one -- in most cases dealers are sold out. Check out European American Armory…
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The American Gun Company was the "house brand" of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York City, c. 1895-1930. The guns were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, Connecticut. Their single barrel shotguns sold for less than $10 when new. Their double barrel shotguns sold for $10-$15 when new. Old t…
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Hartford Firearms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms on shotguns made for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, MO, around 1900. Look for proofmarks, specifically an oval around the letters ELG, on the barrels or action. You may have to remove the barrels to find it. This w…
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Your shotgun would have been manufactured in Liege, Belgium, by Anciens Etablissment Pieper and sold by A. Baldwin & Co, New Orleans, about 1893-1914.I would not fire a damascus-barreled gun without having it checked and approved by a competent gunsmith (NOT the guy with a key to the gun case at…
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Crescent operated from 1893 to 1930. There doesn't seem to be any source to pinpoint dates of manufacture by serial numbers. Crescent was a subsidiary of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York. Many of their products were sold through Folsom's retail outlets, but Folsom was also a large wholesale d…
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%DETAILS% Answer Not sure if this is your gun, but Leader Gun Company was a trade name used on shotguns retailed by the Charles Williams Stores, Inc. of New York. Most likely manufacturer would be Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT. "Nitro" would imply proofed for smokeless powder.
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Quite often the shotgun will tell you how the barrels are made. If it says "twist" or "laminated" or "damascus", then it is one of the types generally called damascus. If it says "armory", "forged", or "fluid" then it is a more modern construction. Damascus barrels will show a pattern, although it c…
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%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% According to my copy ofStandard Catalog of Firearms, it should be worth $250 if in NRA Very Good condition.
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%DETAILS% Answer Ithaca Model 66 Lever Action 3" chamber, 26" barrel, manual cock hammer 12, 20 ga., or .410 bore single shot lever action, field gun only. Mfg. 1963-78. 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60% $125 $95 $90 $75 $70 $65 $55 Add 33% to .410 bore. Add 25% for VRs that were als…
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%DETAILS% Answer Cherokee Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on shotguns made for C.M. Mclung and Company of Knoxville, Tennessee. Folsom was a large retail/wholesale sporting goods dealer. The actual manufacturer would be either Crescent Firearms (a subsidiary …
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%DETAILS% Answer Richland was an importer. Zabala Hermanos (Brothers) of EIbar, Spain, made the gun. Spanish shotguns range from the lowest to the (at least near) highest quality, and the values vary accordingly. Would need to be examined "in hand" to make a good guess.
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%DETAILS% Answer The "Nitro" refers to smokeless powder, so certainly not much before 1900, probably a few years later. The "and Tool" part of the name was not used after 1916.
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Hartford Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms on shotguns made for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. It was probably manufactured in Belgium (look for an oval around "ELG*" on the action) sometime between the 1880's and WWI, but could have been made in Norw…
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%DETAILS% Answer The first place to check would be at a local gunshop. If that fails, try Numrich Gunparts Answer i need a butt stock for a model 235. numrich does not carry them. Answer I restocked a 235 Stevens a couple years ago. The only place I could find a stock was a semi-…
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Well, which one are you looking for? A magazine or a clip? They're not the same thing... Either one, you can typically find at gun shops.
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I'm not sure what the question is, but I have one. It is a bolt action, magazine fed shotgun. Mine is 16 ga. I have seen them from 12 down to 410. My neighbor has a 12 ga. and uses it all the time. I use mine for dove, squrile, and turkey. I paid $60.00 dollars for it at a gun show about 12 years ag…
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%DETAILS% Answer C.J. - Check with a local gunsmith first. If he can't help,. try Numrich Gunparts .
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%DETAILS% Answer That version of the name places the date of manufacture prior to 1916 and the Electro Steel would suggest no earlier than c 1900. There were several single shot break action models, but I don't see "D" or "o 36" on the list. There were a few "deluxe" models, but the rest are …
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%DETAILS% Answer Made by the Stevens division of Savage Arms between 1931 and 1948.
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%DETAILS% Answer Josh, check out e-gunparts on the web.
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Take it to a gunsmith and ask him to measure it. He probably won't even charge you for something this simple. If you have a lot of shotguns to check, you can buy a gauge from him.   If a dime does not fit down the end of the barral it was full choke. If it is a modified choke a dime will fit …
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Between 1880 and the start of WWI, millions of inexpensive utility shotguns were imported from Belgium. Most are not marked with the actual maker's name. Some of the trade names used have been associated to particular retailers or importers. Usually sell as mantle decorations for $125-$150.
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Sometimes. Depends on the make and model.
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Damascus is a type of steel used usually of older firearms and tools
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I have a very nice 12 ga SxS Tobin I inherited from my father. I believe Tobin made shotguns in Norwich Connecticut from about 1903 to 1908 I also understand that a Canadian company in Ottowa sold shotguns named Tobin for awhile before or after that time. My knowlege is sketchy,but I would be intere…
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This was a Savage 745C, a lighweight version of the Model 720 with a magazine that holds only 2 shells manufactured from 1940-1949. The Blue Book says the parent gun's value ranges from $110 for a well-used (60%) gun up to $275 in 100% like new condition. Trade-named guns usually bring 15-25% less t…
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%FOLLOWUPS% Here are the ones I find: Sears Ranger 30, M30, 102.25 Montgomery Wards Western Field 30, M025, M35, S8033, S833, SB30A
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