What are the meanings of these marks on a shotgun - a crown over ELG in an oval - L with a star above - A overstamped F with a star above - a script AE - 12 G in a diamond and a tower on a pedestal?
the "elg" means made in belgium after 1893. the 12 in a diamond means 12 gauge. The script AE and tower (le Perone) are also Belgian proof marks and the AF may stand for Auguste Francotte & Co, a gunmaker established in 1849 and still in business today.
The Diamond shotgun series is imported by Adco Sales Inc.in Woburn,Ma.These shotguns which are made in Istanbul,Turkey have 3 different models of shotgun in 20 gauge.A Diamond double field grade will be worth 160-250 dollars for a shotgun showing between 60%-90% of it,s original finish and a good set of bores.The Diamond Imperial will be worth between 300-385 dollars,and the diamond double elite will be between 235-330 dollars.
How do you identify a double barrel shotgun marked with 180 and 535 and 12c in a diamond and a crown with ELG and 13259?
Adco has no connection to your shotgun. They import semi-automatic shotguns made in Turkey. Diamond Arms Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis, MO, on shotguns imported from Belgium c. 1880-WWI or made by Stevens and Iver Johnson from about 1900-1940. A single shot with serial numbers is most likely an Iver Johnson Champion.
Where can you find information about a 12 gauge Diamond Arms single shotgun patented Aug 12 19 with no serial number?
Where can you find any info about a Diamond Arms Co shotgun with the numbers s119 stamped behind the trigger guard?
Diamond Arms was one of the many house brand names used by Crescent Arms, which went out of business in 1932. Manufacture records have been lost, and dating is impossible. I have a Diamond Arms Company 12 gauge single shot. The serial number is QT 585. My dad purchased it in 1923. I thought that he ordered it from a Montgomery Ward company catalog. Looking at some of the other postings make me believe it…
How do you identify a double barrel shotgun marked with 181 and 375 and 12c in a diamond and a crown with ELG and 57494?
Shotgun can have multiple meanings: 1 It is a type of firearm with a long barrel that fires shotgun shells. Those are primarily used for hunting. 2. Riding shotgun means to sit next to the driver of a car. For example a group of friends are going somewhere, and one yells 'I call shotgun' meaning, that they are sitting in the front with the driver, as the back is seen as the worst seats because…
What kind of single barrell 12 GA shotgun has a flip bolt that contains a firing pin that a side mounted hammer strikes and contains a diamond shaped insignia as well as a B in a shield?
Diamond Arms Company: Trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns they retailed. Probably manufactured by J. Stevens Arms, but possibly a Belgian import. Look for an oval around "ELG*". If it has it, it is Belgian, but most of these imports stopped coming over when WWI started.
i have one myself with the rabbit on one side and diamond arms on the other side of the action barrel has barrel and lug forged in one piece on it depending on the condition of yours in working order low price is around $35-75 but if its in ment condition and to the right seller it can go for up to $150