Company: Trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of , on imported shotguns they retailed. WWI pretty much ended these imports and later guns may have been made by any of several US companies. A single shot is possibly an Iver Johnson Champion, a double barrel likely to be by Crescent or Stevens. There is little collector interest in these old utility guns and shooters would rather have newer firearms, so they are not highly valued. Singles sell for $50-$75, doubles for $125-$150.
Not sure if this is your gun, but Leader Gun Company was a trade name used on shotguns retailed by the Charles Williams Stores, Inc. of New York. Most likely manufacturer would be Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT. "Nitro" would imply proofed for smokeless powder.
American Nitro: Trade name used by H. & D. Folsom Arms Co. on shotguns. Available at http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/cross_reference.html Hope This Helps.
Yes, 20 gauge is the second most common gauge for shotguns in the last few decades.
The shotguns were manufactured by Ithaca from 1921 through 1947. Yours was manufactured in 1928.
KING NITRO Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company and J. Stevens Arms Company
Palmetto was a trade name used by Edward K Tryon of Philadelphia on lower grade revolvers and shotguns sold thru hardware stores, c.1880 - 1914.
Ithaca made 10 gauge shotguns.
I can say that Browning started having shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1909.Winchester started having the model 12 shotguns made in 16 gauge in the year 1914.so I would surmise that the time frame of 1909-1915 would be the correct time frame for the introduction of the 16 gauge shotguns.
the year this gun was made was 1913. the ds grade is worth $250.00 poor to $1250.00 exe
The gauge of a shotgun is directly related to the size of the barrell. In the cases of shotguns the sizes going from biggest to smallest for 'standard' (not all) shotguns is. 10 gauge, 12 gauge, 16, gauge, 20 gauge, and a .410 bore shotgun (410 is not a gauge but a caliber)
Shotguns are described by gauge, not caliber. It should be marked on the barrels as to which is the correct ammuntion and gauge. Shotguns are described by gauge, not caliber. It should be marked on the barrels as to which is the correct ammuntion and gauge.
Manufactured between 1886 and 1916. Retail value $50-$75 unless in like-new condition.
The lower the gauge the heavier, sheet metal, wire & shotguns...
the store brand and gauge for starters.
The military does not mount 8 guage shotguns on boats. Sometimes shotguns are CARRIED aboard boats, but those are 12 gauge. Afraid you have been given some bad information.
Rifles are referred to by caliber. Shotguns are referred to by gauge.
One might recognize the two names Browning and Remington. They still make 16 gauge shotguns, as do a few other manufacturers.
with huge shotguns like a 3 gauge
Between 1 and 1 1/2 gauge
a 20 gauge is a type of many shotguns but it is smaller than a 12 gauge but bigger that a 410. a 20 gauge is a good shotgun for all ages.
Ithaca Gun Co. manufactured your Lefever Nitro Special in 1940.
There are numerous newly made folding single shot 24 and 32 gauge shotguns on Gunbroker.com. I think the cost is under $200.00 for these.
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Shotguns are normally referred to by gauge, not calbier. 28 gauge is .55 inches.
These shotguns came in 20, 28, 16, And 12 gauge calibers