Crescent Fire Arms Company was the manufacturer of the Nitro Hunter shotgun. It was as an exclusive in-house brand of Belknap Hardware in Louisville.
Nitro King was a Sears Roebuck brand name made by Crescent Arms, 1908-1917.
American Nitro: Trade name used by H. & D. Folsom Arms Co. on shotguns. Available at http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/cross_reference.html Hope This Helps.
AFAIK, there is no published sn data on Crescent Arms.
Both 'King Nitro' and 'Central Arms Co' are trademarks of the Shapleigh Hardware Co, which was a major catalog retailer from the late 1800's well into the 20th century. The shotguns marketed under that name were made for Shapleigh by different companies, notably Davenport Firearms, Crescent, Hopkins & Allen, and Stevens. We'd have to see the shotgun to determine which manufacturer actually made the shotgun. www.countrygunsmith.net
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Manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms, sold by Montgomery Ward.
KING NITRO Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company and J. Stevens Arms Company
If there are no words besides Nitro marked on the gun, it was made by either WH Davenport or Crescent Fire Arms.
Around 1892 Crescent firearms manufactured shotguns under a variety of names. In 1930 H & D Folsom Arms sold their Crescent Fire Arms company to Savage Arms and Savage combined Crescent with Davis Warner Arms Corp., as Crescent-Davis Arms Corporation. Your shotguns value, in good condition, is about $150.
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Palmetto shot guns were made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. Crescent made firearms for many different companies and gun outlets. Crescent made a decent gun...............
Plymouth was a trade brand shotgun made by Crescent Fire Arms Co and later by Davis-Warner Arms Co. It was distributed/retailed by H & D Folsome. Shotgun Markings also lists a hammer double barrel by an unknown Belgian maker and indicates the retailer was Spear & Co.
It was manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms for the Fletcher Hardware Co.
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No published sn data. 1900 give or take a few decades
Yes. Smithsonian was the trade brand name used by Crescent Fire Arms Co. and later Crescent-Davis. The distributor/retailer was H & D Folsom.
Various manufacturers, primarily Crescent Firearms and J. Stevens Arms.
Not listed in any reference I have seen.
It was made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. for a chain of hardware stores. Which store, I do not know.