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What re some details about Hartford firearms old west guns Hartford Firearms Company?


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2012-02-05 11:45:10
2012-02-05 11:45:10

Hartford Firearms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms on shotguns made for the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, MO, around 1900. Look for proofmarks, specifically an oval around the letters ELG, on the barrels or action. You may have to remove the barrels to find it. This will indicate Belgian manufacture. If no proofs are found it was made by Folsom's subsidiary, Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT. Your grandfather's gun should be priceless to you, but unfortunately, the rest of the world does not value it as highly. Maybe that's a good thing - less temptation to part with a piece of family history. If complete and functioning, a single shot would bring $50-$75 or a double barrel $125-$150.

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You would need more details to find the history and value. Are there any patent dates or other writing on the gun? Any proof marks like an oval aroung the letters "ELG"? Hartford was a trade name used c. 1900 by the Simmons Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri, on guns made by a variety of manufacturers, most are marked as Hartford "Arms", not "Firearms".

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check with Alcohol, tax and firearms office in your area for application and details

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Impossible to answer without knowing where you are, how long ago and details of the fine.

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There are a few gun stores in Houston. Some good ones include 'Atlantic Firearms', 'Gander Mountain', 'Class 3 Weapons' and 'Fountain Firearms'. One can find contact details for all of them on Yelp.

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If this is a serious question, seek out a qualified firearms instructor and he/she will explain how, when, why and all the details of using any shotgun. lcj


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