Bridge Gun Company

Bridge Gun Company was a tradename used Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri. It was specific to shotguns made by Crescent Firearms Company.

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Bridge Gun Company

How can you find the age of a Bridge Gun Company shotgun?

Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri, on guns by several makers. The "Belgian Laminated Steel" suggests that it was made in that country, and the crowned-oval-ELG* mark shows for certain that it was proof-tested there sometime after 1893. The import of these hardware store guns pretty much ended with the start of WWI, so you can say it is a century old, +/- a decade. It probably doesn't need a full refinishing. Remove any active rust with gun oil and copper wool, oil the metal parts lightly and use a good furniture polish on the wood. Then retire it to the mantle.

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What is a sixteen gage single shot Bridge Gun Company Black Prince worth?

$75 if in excellent condition, $35-$50 in typical condition.

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What are facts about Bridge Gun Company?

old company made a lot lot of shot guns, including the 410 black prince

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Where can you find a gun made by Bridge Gun Company?

Try the on line auction sites, do a web search, check gun shops, read Shotgun News, Gun List, etc..

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Can you tell you anything about a shot gun that has green bug or green bay from bridge gun company?

GREEN BUG, BRIDGE GUN CO. Crescent Fire Arms Co or J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co made these for Shapleigh Hardware Co of St Louis. Shapleigh dates from 1868 (to the mid 1960's I think), Crescent from 1893 to 1930, and Stevens A&T from 1886 to 1915.

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What is information on a 12 gauge single shot shotgun with a single hammer manufactured by Bridge Gun Company?

BRIDGE GUN COMPANY Tradename used by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns made by Crescent Fire Arms Company c. 1893-1930.

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Where can you find information on the Bridge Gun Company?

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.

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Is there a website for Bridge Gun 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.

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What is the age of a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company Black Prince single barrel shotgun?

my grandfather died in the mid fifies i am now 53 years old and possess the 12 gauge single barrel that was once his. it is so old that the rust is almost impossible to get off. i figure the gun must be at least 80 years old!

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How much is a Bridge Gun Company Black Prince Shotgun Worth?

This shotgun will be worth anywhere between $100 $200, remember the guns new were up to 10.00. This shotgun will be worth anywhere between $100 $200, remember the guns new were up to 10.00.

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12 ga double barrel shot gun bridge gun company?

Store brand, inexpensive, utility grade, 40-90 or so

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What is the age and value of a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company double barrel shotgun with internal hammers made in Belgium?

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.

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Where can you get information on an 1821 single shot shotgun made by Bridge Gun Company?

Bridge Gun Co was a tradename sold through Shapleigh Hardware Co. Manufacturers included H. Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper in Belgium, as well as Crescent Fire Arms, Harrington & Richardson Arms, and J. Stevens Arms.

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What is the age and value value of a 410 single shot shotgun that is stamped Green Bug Bridge Gun Company serial A7550774?

It would have been made by either Crescent Fire Arms or by J Stevens Arms & Tool Co. for Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis probably sometime between 1915 and 1940. A 410 could bring as much as $150 if it is in nearly new condition.

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Can you find out when a Black Prince shotgun was made by Bridge Gun Company?

Not very precisely. Bridge Gun Co was a trade name distributed by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis. Single shots marked "Black Prince Bridge Gun Co" were made by Crescent Fire Arms (1893-1930), J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co (1886-1915), and Harrington & Richardson Arms Co (1872-1985). Double barrel guns with outside hammers marked "Bridge Gun Co. Black Prince Armory Steel Belgium" were made by Anciens Etablissment Pieper in Leige, Belgium (1905-1957), and hammerless doubles marked Bridge Black Prince were made by Crescent Fire Arms and J. Stevens Arms (1920-c.1948). If you can find that your gun was made by Stevens, the Stevens historian may be able to find an approximate date of manufacture.

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Where can you buy a bridge gun company black prince shotgun?

Anywhere you can find one for sale. But don't pay much over a hundred bucks unless you buy it from the black prince himself.

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Where can you find information on a Bridge Gun Company 16 gauge single shot shotgun?

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.

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What does a gold star on the underside of the butt of a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company double barrel shotgun with laminated barrels mean?

Nothing in particular. Just decoration.

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What is the value of a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company from 1896?

BRIDGE GUN CO was a tradename used by the hardware/catalog store Shapleigh Hardware in St Louis. The guns were actually made by Crescent Firearms and distributed by the HD Folsom Co to the trade. The '96 reference is probably a patent date, since these guns were not manufacture dated and no serial number records exist. Value for a single-barrel will be below $100, double-barrels up to $200 as decorator pieces. Do not attempt to fire unless thoroughly checked by a reputable gunsmith.

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Where can you find information on a Bridge Gun Company 12 gauge 30 inch double barreled shotgun with exposed hammers and the inscription on the rib Laminated Figure Belgium?

Manufactured in Belgium for Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis circa 1880-1914. No matter how good it looks, the laminated barrels are not suitable for any ammunition you can buy off the shelf today. Did you forget the "watzitworth" part that everyone wants to know? I'll give it anyway. As a family heirloom it can be priceless. As wall decor, it could bring up to $250. As a shooter, it's worthless. Well, someone involved in Cowboy Action Shooting events who is willing to hand-load black powder shells might be interested, but the price would still be about the same as a wallhanger. I HAVE A 12 GAUGE DOUBLE BARRELED SHOTGUN MADE BY THE BRIDGE GUN COMPANY WITH EXPOSED HAMMERS AND THE INSCRIPTION ON IT SAYS LAMINATED FIGURE BELGIUM. MY GUN IS IN REAL GOOD SHAPE ( VERY LITTLE PITS IN THE BORES AND NO PLAY BETWEEN THE BARRELS AND RECEIVER ) HOWEVER I SHOOT MY GUN. I TOOK IT TO A GUNSMITH AND HE INSPECTED IT, HE TOLD ME HE WOULDNT BE SCARED TO SHOOT IT WITH A LIGHT LOAD. HE SUGGESTED A SHELL WITH 3 DR. OR LESS. I USE REMINGTON 12 GAUGE 2 3/4 LENGHT 3DR.EQ. 1 1/8 SHOT THIS IS A TARGET LOAD. I HAVE SHOT MINE SEVERAL TIMES AND IT SHOOTS GOOD AND DOESNT KICK VERY HARD, MINE HAS WHAT IS CALLED A OPEN CHOKE.

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What is the age and value of a Bridge Gun Company 410 serial A659922?

Sold by Shapleigh Hardware in Missouri. Probably made by Stevens, although other companies also made Bridge Gun Co guns.

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How do you track a bridge gun company 12GA shotgun?

What do you mean by "track it"? If you want to find out who owned it in the past, you can ask the person you got it from and see if they remember who they bought it from, until you get back to someone who is already dead. I'm away from my references right now, but Bridge Gun Co was a trade name on shotguns made in the late 19th - early 20th century. Many imported from Belgium, some made by US companies like Crescent, Stevens, Davenport and sold in hardware stores for as little as $3. Most are not considered safe with modern ammunition and are usually valued as mantle decorations. A single shot may bring $25-$50 and a double barrel with large sidehammers could go as high as $250.

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Where can you find information about a 12 gauge Bridge Gun Company single shot?

Bridge Gun Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis, c 1890-1940. The guns were actually manufactured in Belgium by Henri Pieper and Anciens Etablissment Pieper prior to WW I and later by Crescent Fire Arms, J Stevens Arms, and Harrington and Richardson.

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Bridge gun company 12 gauge double barrel?

50-100 USD

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Where can you get the part that ejects the shell on a bridge gun company 410 serial numbera766477?

The Bridge Gun co. shotguns were made by the Crescent Fire Arms Company. You can try for parts at: Numrich gunpartscorp.com

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Bob's Gun Shop gun-parts.com

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