What is the history of a Vulcan Arms shotgun?
Vulcan: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Edward K. Tryon Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Folsom was a retail/wholesale operation in NYC and the gun would have been manufactured either by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, or by one of several Belgian companies, around 1900. If it is a boxlock with fluid steel barrels, it could be a $200+ shooter (if approved by an experienced gunsmith). If it has side hammers and damascus barrels, it should be a mantle decoration for $125-$150.
What is the approx age history and value of a 20 gauge side by side shotgun with the markings made in belgium for davis- warner arms co new york serial l4332?
Ican say that the N.R.Davis arms Company was owned by Warner Arms Company at the time they merged with Cresent firearms Company.This was in 1931.I can say that your shotgun dates from the 1920,s.Before the merger.I cannot say the value of your shotgun without a more detailed description of it,s overall condition,including the amount of original finish remaining,bore condition,and amount of original blueing remaining also.
When and for what purpose was the Western Arms Tripplett Steel shotgun model I488 made and what is it's worth?
Triplet Steel was a mark used by Syracuse Arms and Western Arms Corp was a trade name used by Ithaca about 1928-1945. I can't remember all the history right now, but somewhere Syracuse became a part of Ithaca, so I'd say your shotgun was probably made around 1928-30. It's purpose was most likely for hunting but possibly for trap shooting.
What is the value and history of a 16 ga Crescent-Davis Arms Corp Norwich CT dbl barrel shotgun stamped Davis Certified Shotgun and Proof Tested 16 ga and a SN 2891 with an E stamped after it?
Palmetto Arms Co was actually a trade name used by the Tryon Hardware/Catalog company in Philadelphia between around 1900-1925. The shotgun was made by one of a few different manufacturers such as Crescent Firearms, Hopkins & Allen or Stevens. Value is mainly as a decoration. Generally considered unsafe to shoot with modern ammunition. firstname.lastname@example.org