The bible for info. on older shotguns made by other than the big name manufactures is the "Golder Age Of Shotguning" by Bob Hinman. In the index of this book he lists literally hunderds of old brand name shotguns along with some info on the co. Unfortunatly all he has to say about a co. called the Utica Firearms Co. is "Hammer double-barrel. Nothing further known." He must have put an extreme amount of research into this obscure list of manufactures (and this was 30 to 40 years ago) and to have come up with "nothing further known" is not very incouraging. My guess is that this Utica Firearms Co. is the manufacture of your shotgun.
Valient tradename used by spear & co of pittsburgh pa on firearms they retailed
In 1888, george w. cilley bought out the defunct Bacon Arms Co of Norwich, Conn. He then formed an alliance with Frank Foster and borrowed money to form the Crescent Firearms Co. Cilley and Foster held several firearms patents and both were highly qualified in firearms design and manufacture. They started with single barrel shotguns. Double barrels shotguns production in 1891. Crescent firearms was best known as 'house' brand firearms. About one hundred names have been attributed to guns known or believed to have been made by crescent. Stevens Arms Co. acquired the business in 1931. Many shotguns that do not seem to have a known maker were probably made by Crescent......................
If it is marked "Utica Arms Co.", compare it to a Crescent Model 6 (1903-1930) or a J. Stevens Arms Co early Model 311 (after 1920). The Stevens might even be marked "5000", "5100" or "311" on the receiver. If marked "Utica Firearms Co." or "Utica Special" it should be the Crescent Model 6. Those marked "Utica Firearms Co. London Fluid Steel" are also by Crescent, but should have outside hammers and could date back to 1892, but probably made no later than 1914. With the mark "Utica Fire Arms Co. Pat. Nov. 25, '90, March 29, '97" it was made by Hopkins & Allen Mfg Co. (1868-1898, but the patent date would indicate these guns were made in 1897 and 1898) I'm not sure if these were single or double barrel guns. All were made for Simmons Hardware 1875-1940
Barton & co shotguns were made in Liege, Belgium.
50-100 USD or so
Prior to 1930, certainly. Wolverine Arms Co was a tradename used by Fletcher Hardware in Wilmington NC.
It's not a real company. This was a trade name used on shotguns produced by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, Connecticut, from 1893-1932.
Meriden Firearms Co. was created in 1905.
Berkshire shotguns were manufactured by Meriden Firearms Co, Andrew Fyrberg Mfg Co, and Crescent Fire Arms for Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis and Sears Roebuck.
POSSIBLY one of the 100 names used by Crescent Firearms. From 1892 to about 1929 they made inexpensive shotguns that were sold under MANY different names.
Richland Arms Co, Blissfield, Michigan, imported a variety of firearms, mostly Spanish and Italian-made shotguns, before 1986. I don
Is their any such firearms co. by the name of Howard Arms
Crescent Firearms, J. Stevens Arms Co, Hopkins and Allen. The Utica name was a house-brand for Simmons Hardware, St Louis, 1875-1940.
Crescent Firearms is correct, but the time frame is actually 1893 to 1930.
Utica Firearms Company: Trade name used by the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on firearms they retailed c. 1900. Yours is a bit unusual if it has damascus barrels but no exterior hammers. Shooters want fluid steel barrels, decorators want side hammers, and few collectors want hardware-store guns, so I'd say unusual is not a good thing. Even in NRA Excellent condition (98%+ original finish) I doubt if you could get over $200.
crescent made shotguns for Hermitage from 1904 to 1930. nothing mentioned on muzzle loading rifles.................
I was informed that' some Morsel shotguns were made by Navy Arms Co.
ARMORY GUN CO was a trade name used by H&D Folsom Co on shotguns made by Crescent Firearms and distributed to the hardware/catalog trade. Would have been made between 1890-1910, give or take.
While there are several gun manufacturer\'s that offer serial numbers on their shotguns, unfortunately the Mississippi Valley Arms Co. does not. The year and gauge of the gun would depend on when it was manufactured. For example, Mississippi Valley had numerous shotguns produced by a subsidiary company called Crescent Firearms, while many were imported from Belgium.
Most likely, yes. Essex was a trade name used by Crescent-Davis firearms Co on shotguns made for the Belknap Hardware Co of Louisville KY back in the 18 and 1900's. The term "Hardware guns" is derived from the Crescent Co, as they made guns for just about anybody, and would put any name on the gun if you ordered 10 or more.
Crescent Firearms, sometime between 1888 & 1929. Crescent Firearms Co. was started in 1888 by George W. Cilley. These were made for and sold by a variety of hardware companies, mail order stores, retailers and distributors. Nearly 100 names are known or thought to have been used on shotguns produced by Crescent. In 1929 N. R. Davis Firearms Co. merged with Crescent to become Davis-Crescent Arms Co.
Worthington Arms Co. is a trade name used by the H&D Folsom Arms Co. on various types of firearms. Folsom was a large distributor of single and double barrel shotguns produced by Crescent Firearms Co., which Folsom owned. Folsom eventually sold out to Savage Arms Co. Worthington Arms Co. guns were made for George Worthington Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. The values can vary widely depending on condition and features. You would be best off having the gun appraised by a reputable gunsmith or advanced collector.
Marlin Firearms Co. was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1870 by John Mahlon Marlin, who had worked for the Colt's Patent Firearms Co. during the Civil War.