Check the local yellow pages for Gunsmiths. One of them might have a parts-gun lying around that will have what you need or will be able to make simple parts like a hammer or firing pin. HS&B guns were made by several manufacturers, many of which are no longer in business, so there are no replacement parts readily available.
It was made by Crescent Fire Arms Company @ 1900. Spencer was a trade name used by Hibbard and Spencer Bartlett on shotguns made for them by Crescent. Seldom exceed 100 USD
Made between the early 1920s and 1940s by Stevens for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Co. $150-$250, depending on condition.
It would have been sold through Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company of Chicago sometime between the 1890s and 1950s.
Newport was a brand name used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962) on shotguns made by Crescent Arms Co, J. Stevens Arms, Crescent-Davis, and probably other manufacturers.
Spencer Gun Co was a trade name retailed by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co Hardware of Chicago. Their guns were made by a varitey of manufacturers, but the patent date on yours identifies it as a product of WH Davenport Arms Co.
Victor Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Company of Chicago. c. 1900. Value would be about $50-$75.
Sometime between 1920 and 1948 by J. Stevens Arms Co, Chicopee Falls, Mass.
http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2700.html Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. This leading hardware dealership was the descendant of a Chicago store called Tuttle, Hibbard & Co., which took that name in 1855 when William G. Hibbard became a partner. In 1865, Hibbard was joined by Franklin F. Spencer, and the enterprise was renamed Hibbard & Spencer. By 1867, the company's annual sales of hardware had reached $1 million. When longtime company employee A. C. Bartlett became a partner in 1882, the company's name became Hibbard, Spencer & Bartlett & Co. When Spencer died in 1890, the company was already among the leading wholesalers of hardware in the United States. In 1903, the year Hibbard died, the company opened a 10-story warehouse next to State Street Bridge in downtown Chicago. In 1932, the company introduced a new line of hand tools under the brand name "True Value." By 1948, Hibbard's annual sales reached nearly $30 million. Business slowed and profits were shrunk, however, as new hardware cooperatives began to bypass traditional wholesalers. In 1962, the company's owners, who wanted to move into the real-estate business, sold the hardware operations and the "True Value" brand to John Cotter for $2.5 million. See also True Value Hardware. This entry is part of the Encyclopedia's Dictionary of Leading Chicago Businesses (1820-2000) that was prepared by Mark R. Wilson, with additional contributions from Steven R. Porter and Janice L. Reiff.
Retailed by either Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co of Chicago (1855-1960) or Gray & Dudley Hardware Co of Nashville (1880-1930).
In my searching for the exact same information as you need I have found that Whippet was a trade name used by J. Stevens Arms Company on singel shot shotguns for the Hibbard, Spencer Bartlett Company fo Chicago, Il. Also a trade used by H. & O. Folsom Arms Co. on firearms made for the Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co. Hope that helps in your search. let me know if you find anymore info that could help me as well. email@example.com
Newport: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on shotguns made for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett and Company of Chicago. Could have been anytime from the 1890's to around 1950 and would be worth from $35-$75.
NEWPORT was a tradename used by the catalog/hardware giant Hibbard, Spencer& Bartlett Co (HS&B) in Chicago up until WW2. The single barrel guns were made by various contract manufacturers such as Iver Johnson and WH Davenport.
The Spencer Gun Co. made guns for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. of Chicago, Il. These guns were actually manufactured by the Crescent Fire Arms Co. of Norwich, Connecticut from about 1892 to 1922 with "Spencer Gun Co" as a brand name. They were good quality insexpensive single and double barrel shotguns. This is not to be confused with the Spencer rifle fo Civil War fame which was manufactured by the Burnside Rifle Co in 1865 or the later Spencer Arms Co. of Windsor, Connecticut who manufactured the first successful slide action repeating shotgun from 1882 to 1889.
Could have been made any time from the early 1900's up to about 1960. The guns were made by Crescent, Harrington & Richardson, and Iver Johnson for sale by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. Value today is $35-$75, maybe $100+ if absolutely like new.
Your Spencer Gun Co shotgun isa "Trade Brand Name" shotgun. That is a shotgun made by a major maker usually for a wholesaler or retailer who chose the name to go on the gun. In this case the gun was probably made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich,CT (1892 to 1932) the largest maker ever of such guns. It was made for and sold at wholesale by the Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Co of Chicago, a large dealer in sporting goods. Best guess on a date would be sometime between 1910 and 1925.
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I would need to know the model of the shotgun in question,along with the serial number to give you the correct answer to your question.
Manufactured for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlet & Co circa 1920-1950 by Davenport or Iver Johnson. Worth up to $75.
You will have to check the on line auction sites.
The answer to your question is Yes! 16gauge shotguns and shotshells are still made.
50-150 USD Circa 1900 Gold Hibbard doublebarrel mule eared Damascus finish shotgun. Made 1900
this gun is very dangerous so use it wtih care.
Your browning auto-5 shotgun was produced in 1931.