More data: gun also has Bridge Gun Company on left breech plate. Would like to find original maker/company to get a replacement butt stock.
They were made for the Shapleigh hardware store chain roughly 1920-s-early 1940s.
i would like to know this myself i hacve one
"Store brand" guns usually don't have much value. Maybe 100 USD.
Known tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware. The guns were made by several different manufacturers, although your double is probably a Crescent. 1900-1930.
Shapleigh Hardware Company. Would depend on model and condition, but these are fairly low dolalr guns. In working order, about $125
There were many thousands of the Shapleigh King Nitro 16 Gauge with a double barrel. For the most part, they are worth about $50 to $100 depending on mechanical and finish condition.
I HAD AN OLD GUN SIMILAR TO THE ONE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AND IT WAS MANUFACTURED BY A COMPANY CALLED SHAPLEIGH IF MY MEMOERY SERVES ME CORRECT Is it a windmill or possibly the Perone, an oblisk similar to the Washington Monument? That would be a Belgian proofmark. Shapleigh was a hardware wholesale/retail business that had its tradename guns manufactured by several manufacturers. "Nitro" would indicate the gun could safely fire the smokeless or white powder which was developed around 1900.
Berkshire shotguns were manufactured by Meriden Firearms Co, Andrew Fyrberg Mfg Co, and Crescent Fire Arms for Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis and Sears Roebuck.
Central Arms was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware on guns made by several manufacturers, but the 812 would be a single shot by J Stevens Arms Co, 1920-1948.
".410 or 12MM" and "One Piece Barrel" are marks used by Harrington and Richardson, 1877 to 1985. Diamond Arms was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis. Your gun probably dates to sometime between the two World Wars.
S.H.C. stood for Shapleigh Hardware Company. The shotgun was more than likely made by either a Belgium company or Cresent Fire Arms Com.. It was very common in the late 1800's and early 1900's for arms companies to stamp the hardware stores "logo" on a shotgun or .22 for a fee.
Central Arms Company was a trade name used by the W.H. Davenport Firearms Company on shotguns made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis. MO.
Manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms, W.H. Davenport Arms Co, or J. Stevens Arms Co for Shapleigh Hardware Co, St Louis, Missouri, sometime between about 1890 and 1950.
The "Enders Royal" name is associated with Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis, and Crescent was one of the several manufacturers. "Cannon Breech-Simmons Hardware Co" is found on single shot guns made by J. Stevens Arms Co. But I cannot locate any information that indicates a shotgun was made with both of these trade names.
From c.1880-1900. Would have to see the frame of the gun to narrow it further. These guns were made by WH Davenport for Shapleigh Hardware. Davenport was taken over by Hopkins & Allen in 1901 and production continued through about 1909. firstname.lastname@example.org
St Louis Arms was a trade name used for Crescent Arms shotguns distributed by HD Folsom and sold by Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO. If you can determine the comparable model, Crescent parts are still widely available. Good luck.
"5000" is the Stevens model number, not a serial number. It was marked with the trade name for Shapleigh Hardware in St Louis around 1930. Value as either a decoration or a shooter would be $150-$250. A little more if like-new and a lot less if a basket-case.
If this is one of the Diamond shotguns imported in the last few years, it had better be clearly visible on the receiver, but most likely it is a tradename single or double barrel sold by Shapleigh Hardware c. 1890-1945. These were made by a variety of US and Belgian manufacturers. Very few will have serial numbers and there will be no records for any that do.
This would have been made by H. Pieper or Anciens Etablissments Pieper in Leige, Belgium, sometime between 1890 and 1914 for Shapleigh Hardware Stores. Value will range from $150 if it is still useable to maybe $250 if it is still like-new.
Simmons Hardware Company used the "SH Co" logo . Crescent Fire Arms used various names for "house brand" shotguns and this may be one of them. They used other companies to make shotguns for them. Hartford Arms actually made the guns for both Simmons and Shapleigh Hardware. (Shapleigh bought out Simmons Hardware in 1940) So S.H. Co would be a house brand name made by Hartford under a Crescent contract. Hartford Arms & Equipment made guns from 1925 to 1932 and was bought out by High Standard Co in 1932. Crescent was bought out by J. Stevens Arms around 1930, and they continued to make "house brand" guns for several years.
Belknap Hardware- along with many others, sold shotguns made under their name by Crescent Firearms.
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ARMS CO was a tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company, 1893-1930. A .410 would be unlikely to have been made by Crescent before WWI. 1903
Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis on guns made by a variety of manufacturers c. 1900-1945. Value will depend on the type of gun and condition, but it will not be high. Perhaps $75 for a single shot or as much as $200 for a double barrel in very good condition.
Enders Special Service & Enders Royal Service along with Enders Oakleaf were made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. for Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St Louis, MO in the early 1900's. It is not a rare gun nor expensive. Perhaps $200 if in good condition.
Diamond Arms was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis from the late 1800s to about 1950. The guns were made by G. B. Crandall, Harrington & Richardson, Hopkins & Allen Arms, J. Stevens Arms Co, and probably a few others. A 410 single shot is most likely a Stevens product. If that statement about one piece barrel actually says "barrel and lug forged in one piece" it is a Stevens. If it says "barrel and lug forged in one" (exactly the same except no "piece") it is by Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works.