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Where can you find information about a Crescent 12 gauge marked Norwich Conn USA Victor Ejector s-5022 615022?

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2007-06-18 13:18:54
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Quite a bit of info can be found in 2005 Gun Digest book of guns and prices, ISBN 0-89689-324-3

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Crescent made inexpensive "working" firearms 70-100 yrs ago

Crescent Fire Arms, Norwich, Connecticut.

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.

6227 numbered W Richards. Norwich Conn. What year is this?

Do you mean a 1932 Victor Ejector model? Do you mean a 1932 Victor Ejector model?

Most old single shots sell between $35 and $75, depending on condition, but a .410 may bring a premium from the right buyer.

Basically, you can't. AFAIK, no definitive history has been written on Crescent. They built utilitarin firearms, that weren't that expensive to begin with. If you had one NIB, it might be worth 150 USD.

Crescent made millions of single shot shotguns marked with hundreds of different trade names from 1892 to 1931. There are no records available to determine the exact age of any particular gun. Value is minimal - $20 if it is busted or rusted, maybe $120 if it is almost unused.

Electric City firearms were manufactured by Crescent Firearms Co. of Norwich Conn. Crescent was purchased by Savage in the early 1930's.

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.

Typical Crescent single-barrel shotgun. I have a good supply of parts. sales@countrygunsmith.net

To find out information about Norwich Union Healthcare you will have to visit the official site which falls under its owners name Aviva. Norwich Union is Aviva Co's British arm.

Crescent Arms was located in Norwich, Connecticut, from 1892 until 1932. The company was owned by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods of New York from 1893 until 1931 when it was purchased by Stevens/Savage. Although your gun may be priceless to you as a family heirloom, it is not a rare collectible and a similar shotgun new with a warrantee can be purchased for less than $100, so it is worth very little.

From the 2002 Standard Catalog of Firearms: In 1905 Crescent's first hammerless sidelock was introduced as the American Gun Co. "Knickerbocker" Model No. 6. This very popular model became the Crescent "Peerless" No. 6 in 1922. In 1928 it became the Crescent "Empire" No. 60. and in 1931 the Crescent-Davis "New Empire" No. 88, "New Empire" No. 9, and "Empire" No. 9. For further information about Crescent Firearms of Norwich, Connecticut try Amazon.com or eBay for books on old firearms companies.

@ turn of the century plus or minus a few decades

Depending on the condition and configuration, it would run from $100 to $250.

Which Norwich? Norwich, UK Norwich, Canada Norwich, Kansas Norwich, Massachusetts Norwich Township, Missaukee County, Michigan Norwich Township, Newaygo County, Michigan Norwich (city), New York Norwich (town), New York Norwich, North Dakota Norwich, Vermont Norwich, Roanoke, Virginia,

Crescent was formed in 1892 and purchased by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods in 1893. It operated as Crescent Fire Arms until 1931 when the company was purchased by the Stevens Division of Savage Arms. The name was used on Crescent models manufactured by Stevens until about 1935.

There's not much information about any particular Crescent firearm, but the company operated from 1892 to 1932 as a subsidiary of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods. The company produced millions of single and double barrel shotguns with over 100 different trade names. Crescent was purchased by the Stevens division of Savage Arms and merged with another purchased company as Crescent-Davis for a few years and then disappeared into the Stevens operation.


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