I had an old Marshwood double barrel handed down to me from my dad that looked just like it, and it shot just fine. These tags were used between when they started using tags again and when Crescent was bought out by Rockwell in 1945. The walnut stocks had pointed checkering cut at the grip area of the buttstock and on the splinter forend. Good Fair Poor 1200 500 250 100 — Double-Barrel Ventilated Rib Trap Model 4 Manufactured during 1929 but catalogued until 1939, the Model 4 was a double-barrel gun with a ventilated rib barrel. Therefore a 16 or 20gs M12 feels lighter and wings better than a 12 gauge. I don't think this shotgun was used much. These numbers also apply to the hundreds of Tradename guns produced by Crescent and sold by Folsom.
First, and before we get to the stock, that chamber is not suited for modern 16ga ammunition. These are not serial numbers but are instead part numbers. It will be the next thing to hit the gunsmith for a thouough checking. I don't know if I could get a replacement stock and I sure if I found one that would fit, getting the color of the stain to match would be near impossible. When you open the barrel does the saftey engage? To add a bit more interesting and totally useless information.
I purchased it at a big reputable dealer, which I would really like to think would only sell something that is safe to shoot. Folsom owned Crescent Fire Arms and whatever Folsom wanted, Crescent made. How to search for your firearm or gun date of creation or manufacture via it's serial number. They feature double triggers and extractors except where noted. The serial number is usually located on the handle or inside the gun, but this does vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Question to the online wisdom bank: What am I missing? It has powder residue in the barrel, I can only assume it has been shot recently. Those were sold as just generic shotguns in hardware stores.
I was always tempted to disable it and hang it over the fire-place. The walnut stocks had line cut checkering at the grip area of the buttstock and on the beavertail forend. I do not normally like to comment on guns made after 1898 as these are not my interest. Anything you know about the gun? Our reasoning for this is that at least one example has shown up where multiple machines which were ordered in a bulk order all were assigned sequential serial numbers. It is impossible to evaluate it on a general basis.
Shiny and clean with no signs of corrosion at all that I can see. Dove season opens next Sunday and I plan on busting some table fair with this gun! Serial number on loading tube and front underside of receiver match. Keep in mind that the numbers can sometimes be hard to see or find if many coats of paint have been applied to the machine. It could as well have a Damascus barrel. Well, I am sorry if this topic has been beaten to death, but I am working on a few shotguns as a father-son project. Another great thing about the M12 was the fact that while other pump-gun makers had one receiver size for all gauges, Winchester had 3 receiver sizes - the 12, 16 and 20s all had their own scaled down receivers.
Answer New River is not in Vorisek's book of shotgun markings, and it contains the most complete listing of old trade names I have found. Long story short I ended up buying a Crescent Firearms siingle barrel 16 ga. Additional info on all these companies can be found by searching answers to previous questions. These serial numbers have all been found a small red tag with both the Crescent and Rockwell names. I'm about to ship the following. Mine is very tight, locks up solid with no play.
Good Fair Poor 3000 2500 2000 1250 900 F Grade, No. . I also have a near mint 1952 Model 42 410 ga with the factory skeet rib. They provide every spec about the gun, who is was shipped to, when it was shipped, and even how many other firearms were shipped at the same time as yours. The lever moves to the right and allows the break action. This is illegal in some states, and in many cases, it means the gun has been stolen or used for a crime. If you have any doubts about its condition, have it examined by a good competent gunsmith before attempting to shoot it.
He then willed it to me in 1984. Have to at least get that changed out to a something else and properly mounted. Do you think this gun can shoot modern ammo? That is no mistake that the barrels are slightly different, because they are designed that way. There are no manufacturer markings whatsoever on the receiver or barrel. This model was discontinued in 1906. Folsom claimed in their catalogs that they made the guns.
You can find the order form and specifications of Colt Manufacturing's archival service here. Exact dates are not known at this time but appears to have been used from around 1906 through around 1912. They stopped making the Model 12 not becauee the design was out-dated. We'll just assume it was made by Crescent. There are some other markings on the stock that identify it as a Wells Fargo gun but the only markings on the receiver say American Gun Company. Again my money would be that this gun is nominally Mod and Full as that was the common American desire. Visit Website Firearm dating information about Remington series firearms and guns provided by the Remington Society.
Good Fair Poor 2500 2000 1650 950 700 Excelsior Grade—Auto Ejectors Exc. I shot a 23 pound gobbler with my 12ga M12. I'm not trying to be alarmist or anything, but. Here is what I found in a quick search. This company produced a great many firearms—most that were of an affordable nature.