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 Post subject: H & R .410 Electric City
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:54 pm 
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I'm looking for any info available on a very old .410 break action shotgun I had given to me.

The details as follows:
"Electric City" stamped on the reciever.
On the butt plate it has a circle with a "H" with a "R" on top of each other and below that it says "Arms Co."

On top of the barrel it says "410-44 cal"

It has an exposed hammer that you have to pull back to cock the action.

The finish is old worn blue grey with a dark walnut stock and forearm.

Thanks in advance for any replies


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 Post subject: re: H & R .410 Electric City
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:43 pm 
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Electic City was a Hardware name used on guns sold by The Wyeth Hardwrs Co of St Joseph MO, around the turn of the century.... My information indicates they were made by Crescent Firearms and later by Stevens Firearms ,, Nothing on H & R,, Could be an after market butt plate.. Bushrod


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 Post subject: re: H & R .410 Electric City
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:35 pm 
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Thanks for the info. with that I did a yahoo search and came up with this on wikianswers:

You won't find history of any particular Crescent double barrel model. They basically made one or two models and marked them with whatever name the retailer wanted. Well over 100 different trade names have been found on Crescents. The company was formed in Norwich, Ct, in 1892 and bought by H&D Folsom Sporting Goods the following year. Around 1926 Crescent was sold to Stevens (which was already owned by Savage) then merged with NR Davis (which they also purchased) to form Crescent-Davis Arms. The Crescent name disappeared completely about 1932.

I probably just misread the markings and its a H & D not H & R???


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