Diamond Arms

Diamond Arms manufactured single-shot, single, and double barrel shotguns for another company. Most were mainly contracted for production to Shapleigh Hardware Company from 1920s to 1950s. Prior to 1920s, they were imported from Belgium.

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Where can you find information about a 410 Diamond Arms Co Shapleigh King Nitro shotgun?

Diamond Arms Company and Nitro King are both trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the guns were imported from various Belgian sources, but they were also made by W.H.Davenport Firearms Co (1890's - ), Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works (early 1900's - ), J. Stevens Arms (before 1942), and Savage Arms. If there is an oval with ELG* stamped on the barrel or action, it is from Belgium, but being a 410 makes that unlikely. That also eliminates Davenport as the maker.

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What is the value of a 16 gauge Diamond shotgun?

Sold by Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis in the early 1900's. Manufactured by a variety of makers including Iver Johnson, Crescent, and Stevens. Value is $50-$75 in average condition.

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What is the value of a Diamond Arms shotgun?

Diamond Arms was a trade name used Shapleigh Hardware for guns that were actually made by Iver Johnson of Fitchburg, MA, c. 1920-1950. These were utility guns.

Prior to WWI Diamond Arms shotguns were Belgian imports. They would bring about the same prices, but strictly as mantle decorations. These are unlikely to be 410's.

If it is a single shot it was probably manufactured by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle works of Fitchburg, MA c. 1920-30's and would be worth $75 or less. If it is a double barrel, it is more likely to be by Crescent Firearms of Meriden, CT, c. 1893-1930 or J. Stevens Arms of Chicopee Falls, MA c. 1930-40. Value of a double may be $125-$200.

Apparently .410's are getting popular with both shooters and collectors, so you may be able to double those prices.

AnswerWhat is the value of a 12 gauge (single shot) shotgun? The inscription on the receiver states; "Diamond Arms Company St. Louis"? Based on what we know, the shotgun is more than 75 years old. AnswerYour answer is directly above your question. A single shot 12 gauge may be worth up to $75. AnswerDiamond Arms shotguns were made by Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works for Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri c. 1900-1930.

Retail value is $75 or less.

AnswerMost utility single shots go for $75 or less, but a .410 may bring as much as $150. However, this model was made for about 5 years on either side of the introduction of the 3" .410 shell, so if you are thinking of shooting it, have the chambers measured first.

$150 is a fair price for a .410 model. Mine was a full choke; circa 1934, no serial number.

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Browning 30-06 made in belgium grade 3 value?

Value is too difficult to be accurate without seeing the gun. Condition which includes the amount of original finish and original configuration will determine value, especially a higher grade such as this. Recommend taking it to a gun shop for appraisal

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Who manufactured Diamond Arms shotguns?

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.

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What is an Elgin Arms Company 12ga double barrow shotgun worth?

What is an Elgin 12 gauge double barrel shotgun worth

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What is the value of a St. Louis Arms shotgun?

If it was in new condition, it could be worth $200+, but since it's already worn, it may be worth only half as much (or possibly even less). As a collectable, re-finished/restored is equal to worn-out (no ORIGINAL finish remaining), so you won't be doing any monetary damage to it. I'd suggest just cleaning the wood with a good furniture cleaner and the metal with gun oil $ brass wool. Whatever you do, don't attempt to have it hot-blued or you may find yourself with two single barrels. (You probably can't do that yourself anyway and a competent gunsmith should know better.)

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What is the date of a diamond firearms company 12 gage shotgun serial number 35452?

Diamond Arms was one of the many house brand names used by Crescent Arms, which went out of business in 1932. Manufacture records have been lost, and dating is impossible.

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Where are the serial numbers located on a Diamond Arms shotgun?

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.

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How do you find information on Diamond Arms Shapleigh King Nitro shotguns?

Diamond Arms Company and Nitro King are both trade names used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Some of the guns were imported from various Belgian sources, but they were also made by W.H. Davenport Firearms Co (1890's - ), Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works (early 1900's - ), J. Stevens Arms (before 1942), and Savage Arms.

If there is an oval with ELG* stamped on the barrel or action, it is from Belgium. If it is a 410 that's unlikely, and that would also eliminate Davenport as the maker.

If it says Armory Steel that suggests that it MIGHT be an Iver Johnson Champion.

Most of the Belgian imports stopped coming over when WWI started.

Add Crescent Firearms (1893-1930) to the list of manufacturers. If marked model 94, it's a Stevens up to 1948. 944 will be the same gun from Savage after 1948.

I have a King Nitro, but it is a 22 pump with an octagon barrel, made by the Central arms company. I have never researched it but have always been curious about it. I would be interested in further information if available.

Thanks,

Wayne

wknelson26@cox.net

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What is the value of a Beebe arms shotgun?

I am also looking for information pertaining to BeeBe Arms Company and the vintage of a particular single barrel I have in my possession. Forearm serial #4763, barrel serial #224763, and butt stock serial #224763. The value of the piece would be interesting but I am more interested in when this shotgun was manufactured. Thanks for any info you can provide. Dick

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When was the diamond arm shotgun invented?

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.

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Who made the Diamond Arms shotgun with a rabbit on one side of the action?

Follow the link to the related question.

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How old is a Shapleigh King Nitro shotgun?

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.

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What is the value of a 1905 diamond arm shotgun?

Diamond Arms was one of the many house brand names used by Crescent Arms, which went out of business in 1932. Manufacture records have been lost, and dating is impossible. The 1905 date is the patent date, not the year of manufacture. These guns have never inspired collector interest, and have value only as shooters. In excellent condition, it may be worth up to $200.

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Diamond Arms single gauge serial number 49885 what gauge is it and when was it made plus value if in fair condition?

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What are facts about Shapleigh's King Nitro 12 gauge shotguns?

Diamond Arms Company: Trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on imported shotguns they retailed. WWI pretty much ended these imports and later guns may have been made by any of several US companies. A single shot is possibly an Iver Johnson Champion, a double barrel likely to be by Crescent or Stevens. There is little collector interest in these old utility guns and shooters would rather have newer firearms, so they are not highly valued. Singles sell for $50-$75, doubles for $125-$150.

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What was the Diamond Arms 410 with the rabbit engraved on it used for and what is the value of one with a three digit serial number?

Like any other .410, it would be used for hunting small game, like rabbits or dove, or dispatching small preditors like possums or skunks around the hen house. And you don't have a 3 digit serial number - that will just be a manufacturer's batch number or part number. Value will vary by condition, but if it is a single shot, it is worth $35 to $75, or if it is a double barrel it will bring $100-$250.

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What is a Diamond Arms 20 gauge shotgun patent August 12 1913 worth in good shape?

Single shot = $35 - $90, Double barrel = $100 - $250, depending on condition.

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What is the value of Diamond Arms shotguns?

Sort of asking what a flat-head Ford is worth. I can guess that it is either a single or double barrel break action and in NRA Good condition. A single-shot would normally retail for about $50-$75 and a double $125-$150, but apparently .410's are getting popular with both shooters and collectors, so you may be able to double those prices.

Probably about $50-$75.

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What is the age and value of a Diamond Arms 16 gauge single shot shotgun serial 1E 38A in moderate condition?

Not worth much but i had one when i was a kid, my first shotgun actualy-Want to sell yours? Jfirearrow@aol.com It would be hard to pin this down. The trade name was used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Louis which was founded just after the Civil War and may still be in business. I would say a 16 gauge from one of the "shotgun mills" would have been a bit unusual before the mid to late 1920s, and by about 1950 most of the old trade names had disappeared. Less than $25 if busted or rusted. Less than $100 in excellent condition.

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What is the value of Shapleigh's King Nitro shotgun?

That patent date indicates it was made by Stevens/Savage. In NRA Good (won't be able to grade any higher if refinished) should be worth around $200-$250 retail. Being a 16 guage may lower the value in some parts of the country.

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What is the value of a 410 Diamond Arms Company dated August 12 1913?

If a single shot, about $50 retail. A double barrel may go for as much as $400 if it is in almost new condition, but probably half that if it is still functional but worn.

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