Made sometime between 1893 and 1930. Being a .410, probably not before 1920 and certainly not before 1900. The price is going to depend on configuration and condition. A double barrel .410 in absolutely like new condition might be worth $400 or more. A single shot worn out, rusted, or broken about $5.
Crescent introduced hammerless guns to it's inventory in 1904. I don't have a firm date for the introduction of the .410 shotgun shell, but I believe it was about that same time. To qualify as an antique as defined by the Gun Control Act of 1968, it must have been made before midnight, December 31, 1998. Since there are no serial number records from Crescent, there is no way to verify the actual year of manufacture, so if the model was made after that date, they assume that your gun was NOT made before then. And as for the value, these were hardware-store guns, there were millions of them sold in the early 20th century, so those few collectors who want one have many to choose from and only the most well-preserved will bring a high price. Some may still be useable, but if you wanted a gun to shoot, you can get a NEW utility grade single shot for $75 or double barrel for $250, so why would you pay more for an old one?
Empire was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck c. 1920-1930.
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What is the Model, Serial Number and date of the Crescent Firearms shotgun which you want a value on?
how much is it worth
Between 1894 and 1930.
Made by Crescent Firearms Co for HSB & Co.
The wooden forearm is easily made, but if you need the metal part of the forend you are in for a tough time. We are one of the largest used parts dealers in the country and have not had a Crescent .410 forend iron in years. email@example.com
Can't be before 1892 or after 1931. If it is hammerless AND has fluid steel barrels, it is after 1903. Open hammers and/or damascus barrelled guns continued to be manufactured after that date also.
From the 2002 Standard Catalog of Firearms: In 1905 Crescent's first hammerless sidelock was introduced as the American Gun Co. "Knickerbocker" Model No. 6. This very popular model became the Crescent "Peerless" No. 6 in 1922. In 1928 it became the Crescent "Empire" No. 60. and in 1931 the Crescent-Davis "New Empire" No. 88, "New Empire" No. 9, and "Empire" No. 9. For further information about Crescent Firearms of Norwich, Connecticut try Amazon.com or eBay for books on old firearms companies.
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a 410 ga. shotgun pistol was made by crescent firearms and is very rare. however, regular shotguns do not have much value
If it is a hammerless single shot or double barrel, it was PROBABLY made by Crescent Firearms, 1892-1931.
No. Crescent made inxpensive shotguns under more than 100 different trade names.
"The Berkshire" by Meridan Firearms "Berkshire No. 3000" by Crescent Firearms Contrary to popular belief, not the same company.
Made by the Crescent Firearms Co. If it is marked as AMERICAN GUN CO, it would be 1905-1922. If marked as CRESCENT FIREARMS is would be 1922-1930.
The New Victor Crescent Firearms Co 12 gauge, single shot shotgun is well suited for hunting small game and birds. The breech loading design is reliable and allows for quick reloading.
Crescent Firearms were manufactured from 1893 to 1930, but there are no factory records available to determine the exact year from a serial number.
The Crescent Arms "Empire Hammerless" double barrel (20 guage) is not a collectable gun, but is a "shooter". Thus, in shootable condition, it is worth about $200. That's what I paid for mine, strictly for bird hunting.
Palmetto shot guns were made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. Crescent made firearms for many different companies and gun outlets. Crescent made a decent gun...............