This was a trade name distributed by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms (1892-1931) and J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company (1886-1916).
Mississippi Valley Arms Company: Trade name by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Folsom was a wholesale/retail company and the guns were manufactured by their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms of Meriden, CT, or by various Belgian makers.
Coat of Arms of Mississippi was created in 1894.
Mississippi Valley Arms Company: Trade name by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Folsom was a sporting goods wholesale/retail business in New York City. The actual manufacturer of a hammerless double would be their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, between 1907 and 1930.
Most likely a store brand.
Contact information is listed on their website
Mississippi Company ended in 1770.
Mississippi Company was created in 1684.
The Mississippi State motto is "By valor and arms"
Here's what little I can find in the Standard Catalog. Incorporated in 1902. Used the names Union Fire Arms, Union Arms Company, Illinois Arms Company and Bee Be Arms Company. In 1917 the company was either bought up or absorbed by Ithaca Gun Company. They manufactured slide action shotguns, hammerless doubles, a few single shot shotguns, and a couple semi-automatic pistols.
The company that is listed in the related links IS NOT the Buffalo Arms in question that made Buffalo Arms Derringers. The company went out of business long ago, and there are no known websites, or information regarding them.
Mississippi Land Company was created in 1763.
Eastern Arms Company was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck. The guns were manufactured by Meriden Arms, Iver Johnson, Stevens, Savage, and probably others.
Blue book of gun values
No known history published on this company
I find no listing for "London Arms Co." Provide more information or take the firearm to a local gunsmith for a professional appraisal.
( By valor and arms.)
by valor and arms
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
CRITERION BARRELS is in the Small Arms industry in RICHFIELD, WI. This company currently has approximately 20 to 50 employees and annual sales of $1,000,000 to $4,999,999.
Syracuse Arms Company ended in 1908.
Massachusetts Arms Company was created in 1849.
National Arms Company was created in 1865.
Syracuse Arms Company was created in 1888.