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Where can you find information about an old single shot that says Victor Crescent Firearms Co?


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2005-09-30 16:41:54
2005-09-30 16:41:54

There's not much information available. Crescent made several million single and double barrel shotguns from 1883 to 1930. They marked them with at least 200 different trade names, Victor being one of the more common ones. Singles usually sell between $25 and $75, depending on condition, but they were only $3-$10 when they were new.

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The New Victor Crescent Firearms Co 12 gauge, single shot shotgun is well suited for hunting small game and birds. The breech loading design is reliable and allows for quick reloading.

What information would you want? Crescent made single shotguns from 1893 to 1930. If it has a large side hammer and damascus barrels, it would almost certainly be from before 1915. If it has fluid steel barrels and a center hammer (or is hammerless) then sometime after 1903.

Circa 1890-1930. Would have to have more information to get closer.

There was no Crescent Firearms Co after 1935 when the company was purchased by Savage/Stevens.

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 been attributed to guns known or believed to have been made by crescent. Stevens Arms Co. acquired the business in 1931. Many shotguns that do not seem to have a known maker were probably made by Crescent......................

We just bought a Crescent Firearms 20 gauge single shot at an auction in Walterboro, SC (outside Charleston) for $95 and from what I understand, it's not worth any more than that in great shape. I've done some research online about it and looks as though you will only be able to get parts made by a good gunsmith. The parts are no longer available.

They were made by Crescent Firearms, and value would be under $100 even in excellent condition.

The Victor brand name has been used by many firearms manufacturers for a variety of guns, but your single-shot shotgun was most likely produced by Crescent Arms c. 1893-1920. As far as being a promo item, it wouldn't have been manufactured as such, but I suppose some business could have purchased a bunch and given them away, but I doubt it.

Crescent single shots will sell for around $100 in excellent condition.

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

Double barrel shotguns manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms and single shots by W.H. Davenport Firearms for Wallace hardware, Morristown, Indiana, c. 1900.

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.

I have a Crescent Firearms 12 Gauge Victor Ejector. I do not know if it is a Model 15. How can I determine that feature? The Serial Number is 774337. gunstocks inc in IOWA Gunstocks Inc. E-mail Address(es):

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

Your single shot 12 gauge shotgun was made by the Crescent Firearms Co.This company was in business from 1888-1931.Your single shot is valued at between 50-85 dollars,depending on overall condition.

Typical Crescent single-barrel shotgun. I have a good supply of parts.

Typically, $50-$75. $20 if rusted or busted, maybe as much as $120 if in nearly new condition.

It was never documented when Crescent Firearms made these single shot .410 gauge shotguns.It should be noted that these shotguns were made with a 12in.barrel.Under today,s laws these short barreled single shot shotguns are considered illegal if they were not registered with BATFE and be subject to seizure.

Victor Special was the Trade Brand Name used by Crescent Fire Arms Co. and distributed/retailed by Hibbard Spencer Bartlett of St Louis, Mo. Was headquartered in Chicago. Probably had an outlet in St Louis.

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.

Belknap Hardware- along with many others, sold shotguns made under their name by Crescent Firearms.

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