If it was in new condition, it could be worth $200+, but since it's already worn, it may be worth only half as much (or possibly even less). As a collectable, re-finished/restored is equal to worn-out (no ORIGINAL finish remaining), so you won't be doing any monetary damage to it. I'd suggest just cleaning the wood with a good furniture cleaner and the metal with gun oil $ brass wool. Whatever you do, don't attempt to have it hot-blued or you may find yourself with two single barrels. (You probably can't do that yourself anyway and a competent gunsmith should know better.)
The St. Louis Arms Company was a trade name used by the H&D Folsom company of New York on low cost shotguns they sold to the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis in the late 19th and early 20th century, up until about the Second World War. The value is not high.
St. Louis Arms was a trade name sold by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis and also by Sears Roebuck. They were mcde by Henri Pieper in Belgium c. 1890-1914 They were later made in the US by Crescent Fire Arms Co and J. Stevens Arms Co.
"What is the value of a Diamond Arms 12 Guage single shot dated 1893 made in St Louis Mo?"
Need more detail. Generally $400 to $800 range
One of many companies that made inexpensive firearms at the turn of the century.
Central Arms Company was a trade name used by the W.H. Davenport Firearms Company on shotguns made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis. MO.
Diamond Arms was one of the many house brand names used by Crescent Arms, which went out of business in 1932. Manufacture records have been lost, and dating is impossible. These guns have never inspired collector interest, and have value only as shooters. In excellent condition, it may be worth up to $200.
Hartford Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms on shotguns made for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Unlikely that it was ever on a stagecoach. Laminiated steel barrels were not designed for modern ammunition, so even if it does work, don't use it.
If this is an A5 shotgun, it is on the left side of the receiver. The sn starts with a letter A, B or C
I believe that King Nitro was a model name of Shapleigh Arms Co, St. Louis, MO.
Berkshire shotguns were manufactured by Meriden Firearms Co, Andrew Fyrberg Mfg Co, and Crescent Fire Arms for Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis and Sears Roebuck.
Trade name sold by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis. Manufacturers included W H Davenport Arms (1880-1910), Crescent Fire Arms (1893-1930), and J. Stevens Arms Co (1920-1940's).
Manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms, W.H. Davenport Arms Co, or J. Stevens Arms Co for Shapleigh Hardware Co, St Louis, Missouri, sometime between about 1890 and 1950.
I have been looking for a 12 gauge Witte shotgun. Not sure what they are worth. Do you have one for sale?
Sold through Shapleigh Hardware, St Louis, c. 1890-1930. Most likely manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT. No serial number lists are available for Crescent Arms.
Some models of Diamond Arms were made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St, Louis, Mo. between 1982 and about 1922.
It would have been made by either Crescent Fire Arms or by J Stevens Arms & Tool Co. for Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis probably sometime between 1915 and 1940. A 410 could bring as much as $150 if it is in nearly new condition.
This is a standard weight 16ga auto 5. It was made in 1962. The barrel should read: Browning Arms Company St. Louis Mo. & Montreal P.Q. If the barrel only reads St Louis and not Montreal, then the barrel is not original to the gun when it was sold.
St Louis Arms was a trade name used for Crescent Arms shotguns distributed by HD Folsom and sold by Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO. If you can determine the comparable model, Crescent parts are still widely available. Good luck.
I have a 410 side by side just like that, but I don't know the value. My father gave it to me when I was a kid. I don't remember him saying much about it except that my great grand father had passed it down. I sure would like to know anything I can find about it, or the company Central Arms Company. Mine says patent April 20 1915
Your browning auto-5 standard 16gauge shotgun was made by FN of belguim for browning in 1953.