It was a corporation, so it was owned by the stockholders, and manufactured guns in Silver Creek, New York.
Kessler Arms Corporation
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).
There is no Kalashnakov arms company - Russian weaponry is manufactured by state owned arsenals in Russia.
Central Arms shotguns were made by several manufacturers, but that patent date says J Stevens Arms and Tool Co.
I have no listing of Silver Creek as a manufacturer, but Kessler Arms DID make shotguns at Silver Creek NY. Would need to know which model IF that is your shotgun.
Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.
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.
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.
Numrich Arms, Internet or Make Them.
Here's what little I can find in the Standard Catalog. Incorporated in 1902. Used the names Union Fire Arms, Union Arms Company, Illinois Arms Company and Bee Be Arms Company. In 1917 the company was either bought up or absorbed by Ithaca Gun Company. They manufactured slide action shotguns, hammerless doubles, a few single shot shotguns, and a couple semi-automatic pistols.
Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works and J. Stevens Arms. It could be from Simonis, Janssen, Dumouliln and Co. if it is marked 'Machine Made Belgium Damascus Finish'. Some were made by Harrington & Richardson.