I was wondering if anyone knew anything about W.H. Davenport single shot 10 gauge shot gun.. It looks very old and I cant find anything on it at all... Davenport Fire Arms was in operation from sometime in the 1870's up to WWI. In addition to guns marked with the company name they also made guns marked for various retailers. Their guns would be considered "utility shotguns", nothing fancy that attracts collectors, but good solid guns suitable to guard the hen house or put a rabbit in the pot. If well cared for they should still perform their function admirably, however they would not fare well with modern off-the-shelf ammunition as early ones would have been designed for black powder shells and even the later ones will probably have 2 9/16 chambers and should not be used with 2 3/4 inch shells even though they will go in. If tempted to fire one of these old guns, have it inspected by an experienced gunsmith and follow his recommendations regarding the ammunition.
Manufactured by the Davenport Firearms Co between 1890-1909. Value will be below $100.
Either WH Davenport Arms Co or Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works.
You probably won't find a serial number on it, and if you do, it won't help you determine the age. This name was used by Crescent Fire Arms (1893-1930), WH Davenport Arms (1891-1910), and J. Stevens Arms (1920-c. 1948) on guns made for Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis (1868-present).
50-100 or so
Spencer Gun Co was a trade name retailed by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co Hardware of Chicago. Their guns were made by a varitey of manufacturers, but the patent date on yours identifies it as a product of WH Davenport Arms Co.
If there are no words besides Nitro marked on the gun, it was made by either WH Davenport or Crescent Fire Arms.
I am seriously looking for one to buy and would also love to see a picture.
WH Davenport, initially, which was taken over by Hopkins & Allen in 1901.
WH Davenport c. 1878-1890, Crescent Firearms c. 1893-1930, J. Stevens Arms c. 1930-1945. They were distributed by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis.
Wall hanger to 100 USD
Made by Crescent Firearms Co for HSB & Co.
Probably late 1800's
WH Davenport (1891-1910) and Crescent (1893-1932).
The Newport name was used on firearms distributed by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co of Chicago. They may have been made by Crescent Fire Arms, WH Davenport Arms, Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, or Stevens. Being a .410 would suggest manufacture sometime after WWI and I believe HSB&Co ended operations sometime in the 1960s. If you can supply us with all other markings on the gun, including any symbols found underneath the barrel, and send us digital pictures, we can identify the exact maker of the gun and probably era of manufacture as well. www.countrygunsmith.net
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.
If that date could be 1896 instead of 1898, the gun was made by WH Davenport Arms Co, 1891-1910. The Perfection name would have been selected by a retailer. Value will be something less than $100. How much less will depend on the gun's condition and originality.
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NEWPORT was a tradename used by the catalog/hardware giant Hibbard, Spencer& Bartlett Co (HS&B) in Chicago up until WW2. The single barrel guns were made by various contract manufacturers such as Iver Johnson and WH Davenport.
There are no words in the English language that end with WH.
no wh is not a word
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From c.1880-1900. Would have to see the frame of the gun to narrow it further. These guns were made by WH Davenport for Shapleigh Hardware. Davenport was taken over by Hopkins & Allen in 1901 and production continued through about 1909. email@example.com
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