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Crescent was formed in 1892 and purchased by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods in 1893. It operated as Crescent Fire Arms until 1931 when the company was purchased by the Stevens Division of Savage Arms. The name was used on Crescent models manufactured by Stevens until about 1935.

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Q: How long did Crescent Fire Arms make shotguns in Norwich Connecticut?
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