KING NITRO Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company and J. Stevens Arms Company
As I saw in other faq`s answered about King Nitro shotguns, they were made by Sears,Roebuck co. We need to find those other answers and correct them. Sears Roebuck never made any guns unless you count those manufactured by their subsidiary company, Meriden Arms from 1905 to 1915. Nitro King was a Sears brand but King Nitro was a trade name distributed by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis. The guns were made by W.H. Davenport, Iver Johnson, J. Stevens (model 315 double barrel), and unidentified Belgian manufacturers.
You have already identified it as a Shapleigh's King Nitro. Shapleigh Hardware was in St Louis Missouri from the mid 19th century until the middle of the 20th. Their King Nitro guns were manufactured by W.H. Davenport and later by Stevens/Savage.
Not sure if this is your gun, but Leader Gun Company was a trade name used on shotguns retailed by the Charles Williams Stores, Inc. of New York. Most likely manufacturer would be Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT. "Nitro" would imply proofed for smokeless powder.
I was informed that' some Morsel shotguns were made by Navy Arms Co.
American Nitro: Trade name used by H. & D. Folsom Arms Co. on shotguns. Available at http://www.hoosiergunworks.com/catalog/cross_reference.html Hope This Helps.
This site has the information you are looking for about Nikko shotguns: http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?p=9341
Both 'King Nitro' and 'Central Arms Co' are trademarks of the Shapleigh Hardware Co, which was a major catalog retailer from the late 1800's well into the 20th century. The shotguns marketed under that name were made for Shapleigh by different companies, notably Davenport Firearms, Crescent, Hopkins & Allen, and Stevens. We'd have to see the shotgun to determine which manufacturer actually made the shotgun. www.countrygunsmith.net
no answer but i have a king nitro 22. long rifle used in WWI/WWII has no information it took quite a hit in the chamber though it was handed down to me from my great grandfather.
Mitchell Arms. I own one of these Autoloading shotguns myself! Highest Quality you can find.. period!
Nitro Hunter: Trade name manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, and retailed by Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky. "Nitro" implies that it was intended for smokeless powder. Not much collector interest in hardware store guns, but if it is checked out by a qualified gunsmith, it may be worth $200+ as a shooter.
Either them or Marlin (1901 on)
Rossi! They also produce handguns and rifles.
I think Sears did a long time ago....
King Nitro was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louise on guns made by Crescent Firearms and J. Stevens Arms.
King Nitro was a trade name used by the W.H. Davenport Firearms Company, of Norwich, Conn., on shotguns made for the Shapleigh Hardware Store of St. Louis, MO. They were made roughly between 1890 and 1915. It should be a single barrel side hammer gun with 26"-36" barrels and extractors. Barrels were blued, with a case hardened receiver and walnut stock.
The shotguns were manufactured by Ithaca from 1921 through 1947. Yours was manufactured in 1928.
50-125 or so
50 or so
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.