Probably not, but the company did own a lot of firearms, so it is remotely possible. American Gun Co shotguns were made by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, and by various Belgian manufacturers and sold through H&D Folsom Sporting Goods of New York. A lot of old utility shotguns have been stamped with a fake Wells Fargo logo and sold at flea-markets as "stagecoach guns", usually with the barrels cut to about 20". Despite what you see in John Wayne movies, a real stagecoach gun would not be a short-barreled shotgun.
Why would you want to buy a gun?
I don't know the answer, but I know where you can find it. Check your library for "The Ithaca Gun Company - From the Beginning" by Walter Snyder. There's a list of serial numbers that are verified as being Ithaca shotguns owned and used by Wells Fargo Company. Since thousands of cheap shotguns have had fake WF&Co marks added, about the only one's that will bring a premium from advanced collectors (of firearms or Wels Fargo memorabilia) are the ones listed there.
No. Hanover Arms was a trade name used by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods on inexpensive shotguns made by Crescent Firearms and a variety of Belgian makers. If you have a double barrel shotgun with Wells Fargo markings, someone has tried to make a silk purse from a sow's ear./QuestionI have a Wells Fargo 12 gauge made by American Gun Co of New York. It has several authentic markings on the stock. It however, has had the barrels cut off some. Has external hammers. lcjones American Gun Co is another Folsom trade name. Because all the old western movies showed the stagecoach shotgun as a short-barreled gun, all the fakers cut the barrels. In reality, stagecoach guards would use a standard length (30 or 32 inch) shotgun or a lever action rifle.
Yes, 20 gauge is the second most common gauge for shotguns in the last few decades.
Ithaca made 10 gauge shotguns.
I can say that Browning started having shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1909.Winchester started having the model 12 shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1914.so I would surmise that the time frame of 1909-1915 would be the correct time frame for the introduction of the 16 gauge shotguns.
The gauge of a shotgun is directly related to the size of the barrell. In the cases of shotguns the sizes going from biggest to smallest for 'standard' (not all) shotguns is. 10 gauge, 12 gauge, 16, gauge, 20 gauge, and a .410 bore shotgun (410 is not a gauge but a caliber)
12 has a bigger bore.
Shotguns are described by gauge, not caliber. It should be marked on the barrels as to which is the correct ammuntion and gauge. Shotguns are described by gauge, not caliber. It should be marked on the barrels as to which is the correct ammuntion and gauge.
The lower the gauge the heavier, sheet metal, wire & shotguns...
Remington for one.
Yes, they were made.
the store brand and gauge for starters.
The military does not mount 8 guage shotguns on boats. Sometimes shotguns are CARRIED aboard boats, but those are 12 gauge. Afraid you have been given some bad information.
Rifles are referred to by caliber. Shotguns are referred to by gauge.
One might recognize the two names Browning and Remington. They still make 16 gauge shotguns, as do a few other manufacturers.
with huge shotguns like a 3 gauge
Between 1 and 1 1/2 gauge
It is worth as much as you can get. Most BB shotguns "wallhangers"and such are $100.00 and up.
a 20 gauge is a type of many shotguns but it is smaller than a 12 gauge but bigger that a 410. a 20 gauge is a good shotgun for all ages.