Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri, on guns by several makers. The "Belgian Laminated Steel" suggests that it was made in that country, and the crowned-oval-ELG* mark shows for certain that it was proof-tested there sometime after 1893. The import of these hardware store guns pretty much ended with the start of WWI, so you can say it is a century old, +/- a decade. It probably doesn't need a full refinishing. Remove any active rust with gun oil and copper wool, oil the metal parts lightly and use a good furniture polish on the wood. Then retire it to the mantle.
Does not exist
Bridge gun company 16 ga choke
ALL you can get
Try the on line auction sites, do a web search, check gun shops, read Shotgun News, Gun List, etc..
Yes, the Bridge Gun Company did make several gauges of shotguns. However, these were not made by the Bridge Gun Company. It was actually made be a diffrent company and marketed under the Bridge Gun Company banner.
BRIDGE GUN COMPANY Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company c. 1893-1930.
Bridge Gun Company and Bridge Gun Works were trade names owned by Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis. The guns were made in Belgium by H. Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper and in the US by Crescent, Stevens, and Harrington & Richardson. There's a good chance that a single shot would be a Stevens Model 94.
If you can find them, they will most likely cost more than the shotgun in worth.
Most like a utility grade store brand shotgun made at the turn of the century or there about. Try internet searches, the library, gun shows, gun shops.
Anywhere you can find one for sale. But don't pay much over a hundred bucks unless you buy it from the black prince himself.
Unless you find another Bridge Gun Co shotgun to cannibalize, you will have to have one cast.
No. Probably a piece work gun.
Nothing in particular. Just decoration.
Have you tried the Internet?
gun show, gun shop
Is it a .410 bore shotgun or a 12 gauge? No matter. A Bridge Co. single barrel or double barrel (side to side) shotgun manufactured in 1930 is, in all likelihood, a Crescent City Arms shotgun. This company made many thousands of inexpensive shotguns under dozens of names. Collector value minimum. Practical value depends on the condition of the gun.
Try e-gunparts.com, Shotgun News, Gun List, local gun shops, gun shows, etc..
Gun shop, gun show,.
gun shop, gun show, on line auction.
Auction sites, Shotgun News, gun shows, gun shops
By the serial #
Bridge gun company
Crecent arms made guns under several different names, Bridge was one of them. The exact age of this Shotgun I can't tell you, but Crecent did make a 410 Crecent shotgun around 1930.
Local gun shop, local gun show, for sale ads, Shotgun News, Gun List will get you started.
The Bridge Gun co. shotguns were made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company. You can try for parts at: Numrich gunpartscorp.com Jack First jackfirstgun.com Bob's Gun Shop gun-parts.com