Their single barrel shotguns sold for less than $10 when new. Their double barrel shotguns sold for $10-$15 when new.
Old trade-name shotguns are not generally collected and not safe with modern ammunition, so are valued solely as a mantle ornament.
The value of these guns if they are broken, badly worn, or rusty is less than $50. In like-new condition, it might be over $200. In "average" condition, it would probably be about $125.
Some people have asked about "genuine Damascus barrels." Before the invention of fluid steel barrels, shotgun barrels were made by winding strips of metal or wires around a mandrel and hammer-welding them. There were several different styles and damascus barrels were the best type of hammer-welded barrels available. In fact, they were better than some inexpensively-made fluid steel. But they cannot withstand the pressures created by smokeless powder and are generally considered unsafe by modern standards.
Here's verbatum from Standard Catalog of Firearms:
"American Gun Co. / Norwich, Connecticut / Crescent Firearms Co - Maker / H & D Folsom Co - Distributor / Side x Side Shotgun
"A typical trade gun made around the turn of the century by the Crescent Firearms Co. to be distributed by H & D Folsom. These are sometimes known as 'hardware store guns,' as that is where many were sold. This particular gun was chambered for 12, 16, and 20 gauges and was produced with or without external hammers. The length of the barrels varied, as did the chokes. Some were produced with Damascus barrels; some, with fluid steel. The latter are worth approximately 25% more."
Although not mentioned in this listing, there were also single shot break action shotguns similar in configuration. Since these are not collected, why would anyone pay more for one of them than they would for a new utility grade shotgun? $80 for a single shot, $250 for a double.
If you need parts, check the yellow pages for gunsmiths or go to a local gunshow. Be prepared to spend about twice the value of the repaired gun.
American Boy: Trade name used on firearms retailed by the Townley Metal and Hardware Company of Kansas City, Missouri, c. 1900-1920.
ESSEX Tradename used by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company. ESSEX Tradename used by J. Stevens Arms Company on rifles and shotguns.
On the internet.
UGARTACHEA FALCON shotguns were imported in the 1970's and are typically resold in the $350 range.
You can find information about Russell Arms Co. shotguns online at places like Gun Trader or at many local gun stores. You can also find information online at Shotgun World or Arms List.
Check out gunshop.com,they got Lots of info on dbl barrel shotguns.
Try the Blue Book of Gun Values
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, hammerless doubles, a few single shot shotguns, and a couple semi-automatic pistols.
'American Gun Company' was the house brand or brand-name used by the HD Folsom Company on shotguns manufactured for them by Crescent Firearms. The 348500 is probably going to be a serial number. The closest we can get to a year of manufacture is a range from 1892-1922. www.countrygunsmith.net
The American General website provides information about the life and accident insurance it offers. The "Ripoff" website offers a report on this company and others like it.
The foremost and the only area to find information that will count for what you need is the company website of american insurance. They will give the best valued information also the up to date prices for what your insurance requests.
Spanish-made shotgun imported between 1986-2000. Decent entry level side-by-side.
Information about the American bank SunTrust can be found on their website. Their website has information about banking, loans, and retirement. Wikipedia also has information about the company.
I can't find a cross-reference for that number, but Eastern Arms was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck. Most of the shotguns were made by Stevens/Savage.
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This was a trade name distributed by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms (1892-1931) and J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company (1886-1916).
If data has been published, you might be able to find out the date made and specific model.
Based out of Torrance, California, American company Robinson Helicopters has operated since 1973. Information on the company can be found on the company site as well as sites like Corporate Helicopters.
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 Firearms Company, W.H. Davenport Arms Company, Davenport Arms Company, and W.H. Davenport & Co., and gives dates from 1878 to 1910. The Standard Catalog says they made single barrel shotguns from 1880 to 1915 and single shot rifles from 1891 to 1910. Traister's Antique Guns says they made single shot and double barrel shotguns in Providence, RI. The Official Price Guide to Antique and Modern Firearms says single and double shotguns in Providence, 1880-1883, and Norwich, 1890-1900.
Central Arms Company was a trade name used by the W.H. Davenport Firearms Company on shotguns made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis. MO.
Trade name used by J Stevens Arms Company on shotguns it made. Value seldom exceeds 100 USD
You can go to their website http://www.hr1871.com/.
the value of a 1948 Stevens double barrel shotgun 16 gauge. Hammerless.