The American Gun Company was the "house brand" of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York City, c. 1895-1930. The guns were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, Connecticut. Their single barrel shotguns sold for less than $10 when new. Their double barrel shotguns sold for $10-$15 when new. Old trade-name shotguns are not generally collected and not safe with modern ammunition, so are valued solely as a mantle ornament. The value of these guns if they are broken, badly worn, or rusty is less than $50. In like-new condition, it might be over $200. In "average" condition, it would probably be about $125. Here's verbatum from Standard Catalog of Firearms: "American Gun Co. / Norwich, Connecticut / Crescent Firearms Co - Maker / H & D Folsom Co - Distributor / Side x Side Shotgun A typical trade gun made around the turn of the century by the Crescent Firearms Co. to be distributed by H & D Folsom. These are sometimes known as "hardware store guns," as that is where many were sold. This particular gun was chambered for 12, 16, and 20 gauges and was produced with or without external hammers. The length of the barrels varied, as did the chokes. Some were produced with Damascus barrels; some, with fluid steel. The latter are worth approximately 25% more." Although not mentioned in this listing, there were also single shot break action shotguns similar in configuration.
Yes, the Bridge Gun Company did make several gauges of shotguns. However, these were not made by the Bridge Gun Company. It was actually made be a diffrent company and marketed under the Bridge Gun Company banner.
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Bridge gun company 16 ga choke
Bridge Gun Company and Bridge Gun Works were trade names owned by Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis. The guns were made in Belgium by H. Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper and in the US by Crescent, Stevens, and Harrington & Richardson. There's a good chance that a single shot would be a Stevens Model 94.
Try the on line auction sites, do a web search, check gun shops, read Shotgun News, Gun List, etc..
the best place for gun info would be cabelas gun library.
BRIDGE GUN COMPANY Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company c. 1893-1930.
Wilmot Gun Company was a trade name made by Henri Pieper in Belgium c. 1877-1914.
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The Bridge Gun co. shotguns were made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company. You can try for parts at: Numrich gunpartscorp.com Jack First jackfirstgun.com Bob's Gun Shop gun-parts.com
Try the "2009 standard catalogue of Firearms" 19th edition. In any large book store.
Most like a utility grade store brand shotgun made at the turn of the century or there about. Try internet searches, the library, gun shows, gun shops.
Look in "The Ithaca Gun Company - From the Beginning"
UMC refers to Union Metallic Cartridge company. They are owned by Remington and only make ammunition not firearms.
You can find out @ when it was made/shipped and other data depending on what, if anything , has been published by the company.
Bridge Gun Company never existed. It was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis on guns made by Crescent, Harrington & Richardson, Stevens, and several Belgian gun makers. The last gun with this name was probably made about 50 years before there was an internet.
Have you tried the Internet?
70-100 years, give or take.