6227 numbered W Richards. Norwich Conn. What year is this?
New empire was one of the miriad of brand names used by the Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, Ct. between 1892 and about 1922. They manufactured good quality, inexpensive single and double barrel shotguns for field use.
$100 to $250, depending on the exact model and its condition.
It would be somewhere between 1893 and 1930.
The Crescent Arms "Empire Hammerless" double barrel (20 guage) is not a collectable gun, but is a "shooter". Thus, in shootable condition, it is worth about $200. That's what I paid for mine, strictly for bird hunting.
My Crescent "Empire" cost $200 as a shooter. The serial number is 7787. These are not collectable guns, but mass marketed "shooters". Still works fine!
Utility grade shotgun mostl likely made near the turn of the century.
No published sn data. In the 70-100 yr old range.
What is the Value of my Crescent Fireams, 12 Gauge, Double Barrel, Curly Hammers......no serial number that I can find
It was madein the1930s by J Stevens Arms Springfield Mass. ( Crescent was bought out by them in 1932) and the name changed to Crescent - Davis. Value can range from 100. to 500. depending on condition.
These single-barrel Crescent shotguns range from < $50 as a parts gun, to maybe $100 if in excellent shape.
You won't find history of any particular Crescent double barrel model. They basically made one or two models and marked them with whatever name the retailer wanted. Well over 100 different trade names have been found on Crescents. The company was formed in Norwich, Ct, in 1892 and bought by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods the following year. Around 1926 Crescent was sold to Stevens (which was already owned by Savage) then merged with NR Davis (which they also purchased) to form Crescent-Davis Arms. The Crescent name disappeared completely about 1932.
Trade name made by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, and marketed through H&D Folsom, New York. Value is between $100 and $250, depending on condition.
Geo Worthington was a hardware store in Cleveland, OH. Gun was actually manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT. This information found in three boards (so far). I'm looking for the same
Pioneer Arms double barrel shotguns were made by Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, Conn, sometime between 1892 and about 1940. Crescent made thousands of these shotguns with many different brand names for individual hardware stores to sell. Pioneer Arms were made for the Kruse and Baklmann Hardware Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. If there are foreigh proof marks on the gun then it was probably made in Russia.
Crescent Fire Arms Co. and Crescent-Davis Arms Corp. They made the gun with only Smithsonian stamped on it in both single & double barrel and in several gauges
if its a single shot, then 75-150, a double barrel possibly 300