Empire Arms was a trade name sold by Sears Roebuck. If it has the Crescent name on it, it would date from about 1893 to 1930. If it has open hammers and damascus barrels, it is more likely to be an early gun. Hammerless guns and fluid steel barrels were introduced about 1907, but sidehammer guns were not discontinued.
Will have to be made. Semi-inletted stocks for Crescent Hammerless shotguns can be had for around $40, but require quite a bit of expert work to finish.
50-100 USD or so
The Worthington was made by both Crescent and Stevens for George Worthington Company of Cleveland. Value is about $100 to $150, depending on condition and originallity
My Crescent "Empire" cost $200 as a shooter. The serial number is 7787. These are not collectable guns, but mass marketed "shooters". Still works fine!
It is only worth what the person buys it for...
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
The only Crescent shotgun that I know of that was nickeled was the 20 guage, 14 inch barreled Knickerbocker. A shotgun with a barrel length of 18" or less requires a Class C license from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms. Assuming you are correct and it is a 12 guage, it was originally blued and parts should be available from http://www.gunpartscorp.com.
I have a Spencer hammerles shotgun, and it has America 's new hammerless on the barrel
I have a 12 gauge shotgun with the numbers 4041 on it. It has a double barrel and double trigger and hammerless. Could someone tell me what year it was made?
1910, give or take a few years.
the value of a 1948 Stevens double barrel shotgun 16 gauge. Hammerless.
what is a newera nitrohammerless #4012 model 1900 double barrel shotgun
If it is a hammerless single shot or double barrel, it was PROBABLY made by Crescent Firearms, 1892-1931.
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Crescent was in business from 1892 to 1930. If it is a hammerless gun, it was not made before 1903. Value would be from $150-$250 and the Redhead recoil pad is an addon but it's not going to deduct anything from the value like it would on a high-end collectable.
These single-barrel Crescent shotguns range from < $50 as a parts gun, to maybe $100 if in excellent shape.
this is a Lewis model made between 1905 1910.