Crescent operated from 1893 to 1930. There doesn't seem to be any source to pinpoint dates of manufacture by serial numbers. Crescent was a subsidiary of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York. Many of their products were sold through Folsom's retail outlets, but Folsom was also a large wholesale dealer and many Crescent guns were marked with the names or trademarks of other retail chains and even independent hardware stores. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962), retailed the Victor shotguns which were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT (1893-1930).
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Around $100-$200, depending on the exact model, and whether it has damascus steel marrels. AMERICAN GUN CO. firearms were manufactured by Crescent Firearms Co. and distributed by H. & D. Folsom Co. Crescent produced moderate cost guns under nearly 100 different brand names. A brief history of Crescent- CRESCENT FIRE ARMS CO. & CRESCENT-DAVIS ARMS CO. Previous manufacturers and trademarks manufactured circa 1888-1931 in Norwich, CT. In 1888, George W. Cilley bought out the defunct Bacon Arms Co. of Norwich, CT. He then formed an alliance with Frank Foster, and borrowed enough money to form the Crescent Fire Arms Company. Cilley and Foster each held several firearms patents, and both were highly qualified in firearms design and manufacture. Production began with single shot tip-up shotguns that had an external side hammer. Double barrel shotgun production was started in 1891. In 1893, they began making bicycle chains, and that same year, H&D Folsom took over the company's financial control. Early in the 1890s, Crescent built a rifle that resembled the Remington No. 4. A very rare Crescent was the .410 bore shotgun pistol, which was introduced in the 1920s. In 1929, N.R. Davis Firearms Co., then owned by Warner Arms Corp., merged with Cresent to become Crescent-Davis Arms Co. Because of financial crisis, business continued to decline, and they were forced to sell out. Savage Arms Co. acquired Davis-Cresent in 1931, assembled guns from the remaining parts, and these guns were sold under the Crescent name only.
Crescent manufactured shotguns from 1888 to 1940. They sold a million utility shotguns that were "branded" by hardware stores and the like. Typical value is $85 to $150. I'm not aware of any resource for looking up the serial numbers. Regards, Jay Gentry Shotgunworld.com Made between 1893 and 1930. With a more complete description I may be able to narrow that down a little, but cannot give a definite year of manufacture. Value will be less than $200 unless it is a like-new example of the early (pre-WWI) model. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962), retailed the Victor shotguns which were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT (1893-1930). Can't determine the date any closer than that, but if it has fluid steel barrels it was made sometime after 1900. Value will be in the range of $75 or less.
Machines with serial numbers GA to GY were manufactured in 1935. Serial numbers beginning G - zero were manufactured in 1923.
AFAIK, there is no published sn data on Crescent Arms.
The Crescent Firearms Company was established in 1888, in Norwich, Connecticut, and produced huge numbers of rifles and shotguns, mainly as "house brands" (guns that were made for sale by hardware stores and other retailers under those other retailers names); they also sold guns under their own name, and the name of the Folsom Gun Company of New York. The New York Club was a single-shot target rifle offered in several calibres and sizes, and it was based on the Remington rolling-block action.
Here's a link to an American Rifleman article http://www.briley.com/grampa.html It is primarily about double barrel shotguns, but it also applies to your Victor Singleshot. It was manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT, and retailed by H & D Folsom Sporting Goods of New York City. Serial numbers don't help much on these - no one has ever tried to determine the method Crescent used to assign them or research original records (probably none exist) - but it would have been made somewhere between 1893 and 1932.
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Hartford Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms on shotguns made for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. It was probably manufactured in Belgium (look for an oval around "ELG*" on the action) sometime between the 1880's and WWI, but could have been made in Norwich, Ct, by Crescent Arms, 1893-1920. Value will be based on condition, but is generally modest, in the $100-$150 range.
VIN = Vehicle Identification Number. They can be "decoded" to determine manufacturer, when it was manufactured, specifics about the model, what facility it was manufactured at, etc.
The model 121 was manufactured between 1967 and 1973. That's about as close as you are going to get. Update, Federal law required all firearms manufacturers to use serial numbers in 1968. If the Winchester 121 does not have serial numbers, if was manufactured in 1967.
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Not if they were manufactured prior to 1969.
If it's a hammerless boxlock, it could still be a shooter worth $100 - $250. If it has large side hammers, it's a wall decoration but still worth almost as much. I have one... it belonged to my dad...he purchased it used around1918- 1920 SN 410344 stamper on the stock/receiver, barrel and the hand grip, (same numbers on all three pieces) ... Does this mean anytrhing to anyone??? Mdales Only to you. There is no serialization listing for Crescent firearms that would allow you to date its manufacturer.
Serial numbers beginning with A were manufactured "Beginning 1911".
There is no expiration date, only the date that it was manufactured. It's printed in the white box near the bar code. You'll see a series of numbers and letters. example: 935BYWAC02 27. The 1st number (9) is the year it was manufactured (2009). The 2nd sequence of numbers (35) is the week that it was manufactured (last week in August).
It's hard to determine exact numbers, but it is an endangered species there.
In 1897 the Winchester Model 1894 will serial number 76,465 to 111,453 were manufactured. 93431 is halfway in between those numbers, so it can be assumed that it was manufactured in June or July of 1897.
Serial numbers were not required before 1968. If it had one, check under the forearm and breech area.