What is the value of an Oxford Arms Company double barrel shotgun?
I have an oxford arms 12 ga that was my grandfathers after many years of looking the only info i have come up with is that the guns were produced by the crescent for belknap hardware company in louisville KY around the early 1900's the only values ive seen were in the $300-$400 range and it seems as though the hammerless versions were worth more(with steel barrels rather than damascus)the crescent fire arms company was in norwich conn. est. around 1892 and was purchased by h & d folsom in 1893 and asorbed by Stevens arms & tool in 1926.if anyone else knows anything about these guns i'd like to know as there seems to be little info or history available.
Marlin's first shotgun was a pump action, made in 1898. Marlin never made a double barrel shotgun in their entire history. However, Marlin did own the LC Smith shotgun company after it went bankrupt in 1945. That made them technically a "Marlin" product. If your gun is a 1800's double barrel, it is not a Marlin. Marlin did make the Model 90 over/under, but it was not in the 1800's. Please list ALL markings on…
What would Compeer Gun Company 12 gauge double barrel shotgun by Van camp hardware and iron company be worth?
With the serial number that you provided,your Ithaca double barrel shotgun is a Flues Model shotgun that was produced in the year 1925.As to the value,that would be difficult to determine with Ithaca making many different Grades of the Flues model shotgun,along with many different special order features that could be ordered.I would have someone that is experienced with double barrel shotguns appraise your firearm.
I believe that this model of shotgun like so many others was made by Crescent Firearms Co.This company made over 100 different Guns which used trademark names for the business that ordered them.Your double barrel shotgun will bring between 100-185 dollars today depending on the overall condition of the shotgun and bores.
Oxford Arms was a hardware store trade name on guns made by several companies, but the 1915 patent date indicates it is a Stevens 5000 or 5100 or 311, made from 1920 to 1989. If one of these numbers is marked on the receiver, it can narrow the manufacture date down a little. Value will be $150 to $250.