What years were Crescent firearms made?
Crescent operated from 1893 to 1930. There doesn't seem to be any source to pinpoint dates of manufacture by serial numbers. Crescent was a subsidiary of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York. Many of their products were sold through Folsom's retail outlets, but Folsom was also a large wholesale dealer and many Crescent guns were marked with the names or trademarks of other retail chains and even independent hardware stores. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962), retailed the Victor shotguns which were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT (1893-1930).
In 1888, george w. cilley bought out the defunct Bacon Arms Co of Norwich, Conn. He then formed an alliance with Frank Foster and borrowed money to form the Crescent Firearms Co. Cilley and Foster held several firearms patents and both were highly qualified in firearms design and manufacture. They started with single barrel shotguns. Double barrels shotguns production in 1891. Crescent firearms was best known as 'house' brand firearms. About one hundred names have…
Crescent Firearms, sometime between 1888 & 1929. Crescent Firearms Co. was started in 1888 by George W. Cilley. These were made for and sold by a variety of hardware companies, mail order stores, retailers and distributors. Nearly 100 names are known or thought to have been used on shotguns produced by Crescent. In 1929 N. R. Davis Firearms Co. merged with Crescent to become Davis-Crescent Arms Co.
What year was this 12 gauge Victor Ejector serial number 360352 made. Any idea if there is any historical value. It appears to be an old piece of junk?
Crescent Firearms Co dates back to 1888. George W, Cilley bought out the defunct Bacon Arms Co. of Norwich, Conn. Cilley teamed up with Frank foster and formed the Crescent Fire Arms Co. Cilley and Foster each held firearms patents and both were qualified firearms design and manuafacture. In 1932 the city of Norwich, Conn. took over the Crescent property for back taxes. The Crescent firearms were well respected.
Can you give me the history and price of a 410 single shot shotgun made by the Crescent Firearms Co in Norwich Conn It is called a Empiro Ejector.?
Around 1892 Crescent firearms manufactured shotguns under a variety of names. In 1930 H & D Folsom Arms sold their Crescent Fire Arms company to Savage Arms and Savage combined Crescent with Davis Warner Arms Corp., as Crescent-Davis Arms Corporation. Your shotguns value, in good condition, is about $150.
With regret, there is no major source of parts for these. Crescent went out of business in 1931, and the hammer guns were much earlier than that. Hammers were vulnerable to being broken. Numrich is the usual source, but are sold out. You may find a gunsmith with a damaged gun that can be an organ donor, but that would be luck. It is worth checking Ebay or local guns shows. Sorry, wish I had…
Was a Richmond Arms Co supposedly made by Crescent Firearms 12 ga double barrel shotgun with Belguim barrels external hammers and serial 6172 made before 1899?
Your husband purchased a crescent firearms double barrel 12g No60 empire hammerless made in norwich conn Do you have any idea how much it might be worth?
Crescent was literally the generic "hardware gun" made under many different names for many different compaines. I got the following from Gun Broker.com "Crescent Firearms Co. was started in 1888 by George W. Cilley when he bought out the defunct Bacon Arms Co. of Norwich, Connecticut. Cilley formed a partnership with Frank Foster and Crescent was born. Both men held firearms patents, and both were qualified to design and manufacture firearms. They began making a…