Yes, the Bridge Gun Company did make several gauges of shotguns. However, these were not made by the Bridge Gun Company. It was actually made be a diffrent company and marketed under the Bridge Gun Company banner.
You can find information about Russell Arms Co. shotguns online at places like Gun Trader or at many local gun stores. You can also find information online at Shotgun World or Arms List.
The Bridge Gun co. shotguns were made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company. You can try for parts at: Numrich gunpartscorp.com Jack First jackfirstgun.com Bob's Gun Shop gun-parts.com
Baker Gun Co of Batavia NY
There is a lot of Information on the Baker Gun & Forging Co. They started in 1890 and made shotguns up to 1923. They made several different grades of shotguns. I suggest that you go to a book store and find a book called "2008 standard catalogue of firearms 18 edition" in it you will find several different photos of shotguns and listing of the different grades. All of them are valuable. look on page 104 for the information you are seeking.
Armory Gun Co is the trade name used by H&D Folsom Arms Co on Shotguns. Later sold to Savage Arms around 1930.
Library, internet, gun shows.
You'll probably have to find a gunsmith who can make your parts. Shotguns marked Baker Gun Co were made in Belgium or by Crescent Fire Arms, Meriden, CT, for H & D Folsom in the early 20th Century.
Barton & co shotguns were made in Liege, Belgium.
Bridge Gun Co was a tradename sold through Shapleigh Hardware Co. Manufacturers included H. Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper in Belgium, as well as Crescent Fire Arms, Harrington & Richardson Arms, and J. Stevens Arms.
70-100 or so years old
Toledo fire arms is an old company that trades in Antique Firearms, hand guns, rifles, shotguns. They also trade in ammo, gun parts, gun safes, holsters, magazines, optics, reloading etc.
For a start, info is right here. Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used on guns made for Shapleigh Hardware Co., St. Louis, Missouri, c. 1920-1940. They were made by various manufacturers.
H&D Folsom Co: large distributor for shotguns made by the Crescent Co. around 1930. Now it gets confusing. Crescent used over 100 different names and manufactures to make guns. American Gun made the H&D Folsom (House Brand) Shotguns under the Crescent contract. Get a hold of "standard catalog of firearms 18th edition" go to page 350 and start reading.
Crescent gun co made shotguns under the name of American gun co. The problems is "How old is the shotgun?" Old shotguns where designed to shoot black powder at a much lower barrel pressure than today's gun powder. Old shotguns may literally explode if the wrong powder is used. I suggest that you take it to a gun shop and have them examine it to tell you the condition of the rifle and what shot you can use with it.
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.
GREEN BUG, BRIDGE GUN CO. Crescent Fire Arms Co or J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co made these for Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis. Shapleigh dates from 1868 (to the mid 1960's I think), Crescent from 1893 to 1930, and Stevens A&T from 1886 to 1915.
Bridge Gun Company and Bridge Gun Works were trade names owned by Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis. The guns were made in Belgium by H. Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper and in the US by Crescent, Stevens, and Harrington & Richardson. There's a good chance that a single shot would be a Stevens Model 94.
No way to give you an exact answer,due to no records. American Gun was owned by H&D Folsom Arms Co., 314 Broadway, New York City, from about 1893 to 1930. They made a lot of very low priced shotguns for H&D Folsom to market under the American Gun Co. and the Crescent Fire Arms Co. names.
To find hammers for old rabbit ear shotguns check with Dixie Gun Works
want to know where the wedgeway arms company was and what one of their single shot shotguns would be worth
try numrich gun parts
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.
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.
Both HENRY ARMS CO and ECLIPSE GUN CO were tradenames used by the HD Folsom Co on shotguns imported before World War 1. Both brands were made by Henri Pieper in Belgium.