The 23rd edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values refers to Adco Sales Incorporated, located in Walburn, Mass. But AdCo had nothing to do with these shotguns. They import semi-automatic shotguns made in Turkey. Diamond Arms Co. was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis, MO, on shotguns imported from Belgium c. 1880-WWI or made by Stevens and Iver Johnson of Fitchburg, Mass., from about 1900-1940.
No published history known.
Western Arms was a division of Ithaca. These guns were manufactured between 1929 and 1946.
American Arms imported Spanish shotguns manufactured by Zabala Hermanos, Lanber, and Indesal. Italian shotguns were also imported and mfg. by Stefano Fausti (Models Silver, Waterfowl, and Turkey Special).
Savage Arms is the manufacturer of Springfield Shotguns.
Delphian Arms Co shotguns distributed H&D Folsom Sporting Goods were either manufactured by Crescent Arms Co (Norwich, CN, 1892-1931) or imported from Belgium. The same name was also used by Supplee-Biddle Hardware on Fulton Model shotguns manufactured by Hunter Arms Co. (Fulton, NY, 1890-1945).
It was a corporation, so it was owned by the stockholders, and manufactured guns in Silver Creek, New York.
Adco has no connection to your shotgun. They import semi-automatic shotguns made in Turkey. Diamond Arms Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis, MO, on shotguns imported from Belgium c. 1880-WWI or made by Stevens and Iver Johnson from about 1900-1940. A single shot with serial numbers is most likely an Iver Johnson Champion.
Diamond Arms Company: Trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns they retailed. Probably manufactured by J. Stevens Arms, but possibly a Belgian import. Look for an oval around "ELG*". If it has it, it is Belgian, but most of these imports stopped coming over when WWI started.
Central Arms shotguns were made by several manufacturers, but that patent date says J Stevens Arms and Tool Co.
Diamond Arms shotguns were made by several manufacturers, but if the rest of the patent date is '13', this one was by J. Stevens Arms and retailed by Shapleigh Hardware.
Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.
Side-by-side shotguns are still manufactured.
Charles Daly's current line of shotguns are manufactured by K.B.I. in Turkey: http://www.charlesdaly.com/faq.asp In the past, Charles Daly has sold shotguns manufactured by Miroku of Japan. But current production shotguns are Turkish.
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Kessler Arms Corporation
Prior to 1930, certainly. Wolverine Arms Co was a tradename used by Fletcher Hardware in Wilmington NC.
Excel was a trade name used by HD Folsom Arms and Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works on shotguns made for Montgomery Wards.
Crescent Fire Arms Co. and Crescent-Davis Arms Corp. They made the gun with only Smithsonian stamped on it in both single & double barrel and in several gauges
want to know where the wedgeway arms company was and what one of their single shot shotguns would be worth
Folsom Arms Co was a trade name used by H&D Folsom Arms Company (1849 - 1954). These guns were manufactured by Crescent Fire Arms Co (1892-1931). Shotguns marked with this name were also imported from Belgium.
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