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What is the value of a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company from 1896?


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May 27, 2007 1:03PM

BRIDGE GUN CO was a tradename used by the hardware/catalog store Shapleigh Hardware in St Louis. The guns were actually made by Crescent Firearms and distributed by the HD Folsom Co to the trade. The '96 reference is probably a patent date, since these guns were not manufacture dated and no serial number records exist. Value for a single-barrel will be below $100, double-barrels up to $200 as decorator pieces. Do not attempt to fire unless thoroughly checked by a reputable gunsmith.