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 20 ga. double barrell Crescent Firearms, Norwich C
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Posted - 01/04/2010 :  8:32:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have always wondered when this old 20 ga. double barrelled shotgun was manufactured and what it may be woth. My grandfather gave it to me when I was 13 years old. It holds alot of sentimental value. As a kid I shot alot of grouse with it and it is still in useable condition.
Manufactured by Crescent Firearms co., Norwich Connecticut.
20 ga. doublr barrelled S/N 403652
Pull back the hammers, dual triggers
Breaks down into three sections.
I wish I could send a pic but camera is broke down.

Could anyone provide any info.

Bert H.

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Posted - 01/04/2010 :  8:41:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If it has fluid steel barrels, it was most likely manufactured sometime between 1914 - 1930. Crescent was bought by the Savage Arms Company in late 1930.

Being that it is a 20 gauge, that adds a bit to the value, but as with all old garden variety guns, the graded condition is the most important factor in determining its value. To give you that information, we really need to see a series of clear and well illuminated pictures of it. Moderator

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Posted - 01/04/2010 :  9:45:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The 12 and 16 ga Crescents in great shape aren't going to go much above $300.

By that point you will start pushing up against the Remingtons and decent German/Belgian/English hammer guns that were generally nicer all around.

Being a 20 gauge, it will most likely bring that before any other gun (except maybe a .410).

That is the price.

The value is surely much more than that !

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Ned Fall

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Posted - 01/04/2010 :  11:40:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to the information I have available it was made in 1919.

Ned Fall
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