What company sold Watauga shotguns?
Wautauga was a trade name used by the Whitaker, Holtsinger Hardware Company of Morristown, Tennessee on firearms they retailed.
Folsom, a sportings goods distributor and retailer in New York, was probably the wholesaler. They did not manufacture any firearms but Crescent Firearms of Norwich, CT was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Folsom.
Folsom also distributed arms made by a variety of Belgian firms. If you can find "ELG*" in an oval mark, probably under the barrel, it is Belgian, otherwise, most likely Crescent.
Crescent operated from 1893 to 1932.
Well, Jon, everything I told greyeagle applies to your gun, too. But, being a 410 makes yours worth about twice as much - about $100-$150 depending on condition.
The Delphian Arms Company was a trade name used by the H.&D. Folsom Company of New York on shotguns they supplied and were sold by the Supplee-Biddle Hardware Company of Philadelphia, Pa. You should research the H&D Folsom company for further information. Folsom owned the Crescent Arms Company who made considerable numbers of low cost shotguns in the latter 19th and early 20th century.
The American Gun Company was the "house brand" of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York City, c. 1895-1930. The guns were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, Connecticut. Their single barrel shotguns sold for less than $10 when new. Their double barrel shotguns sold for $10-$15 when new. Impossible for us to tell you current value without knowing the consition, but these are not high dollar collector's firearms.
Slide action shotguns with the name CHICAGO ARMS CO were made by the Marlin Fire Arms Company for and were sold by either the Fred Biffar & Co or Sears Roebuck & Co both of Chicago,IL. The gun is the same as Marlin Model 26A. Do not attempt to shoot this gun!!! Marlin has put out a company bulletin advising that these old Marlin slide action shotguns are not safe to shoot.
How much is a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun sold by riverside arms company in chicopee falls Massachusetts worth?
Probably not, but the company did own a lot of firearms, so it is remotely possible. American Gun Co shotguns were made by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, and by various Belgian manufacturers and sold through H&D Folsom Sporting Goods of New York. A lot of old utility shotguns have been stamped with a fake Wells Fargo logo and sold at flea-markets as "stagecoach guns", usually with the barrels cut to about 20". Despite what you…