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 Post subject: American Gun Co. double barrel 410 w/hammers
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:57 pm 
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There is a gun up for sale I was interested in. This is what the guy tells me, Its an American Gun Co. double barrel 410 with hammers, it looks like a neat gun, What is the approx. value of this gun and what would the model be?? Thanks


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 Post subject: re: American Gun Co. double barrel 410 w/hammers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:15 am 
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These guns go for $200 to $600, depending on condition.. Bushrod


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 Post subject: re: American Gun Co. double barrel 410 w/hammers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:28 pm 
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If the name is as you have written it, AMERICAN GUN CO, then it is a "Trade Brand Name" shotgun. That is a gun made by a major maker for either a wholesaler or retailer who chose the name to go on the gun. In this case the gun was made by the Crescent Fire Arms Co of Norwich, CT (1892 to 1932) for and was sold by the Supplee Hardware Company of Phildelphia,PA. The gun was made some time between 1900 and 1920. It was designed for the ammunition in use at the time which was black powder and will have shorter chambers than modern guns. For some reason unknown to me double barrel .410 bore shotguns have a higher appeal than other gauges or single barrels. Depending on condition they can go up to $350 in value


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 Post subject: re: American Gun Co. double barrel 410 w/hammers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:25 am 
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Actually this gun should go for a lot more. Depending on condition and markings. Be very sure of how it is marked. This was a transition period between the 44XL and the early .410. I have seen them marked 44XL, 44XL-410, and 410. The 410 chambering could be either 2" or 2 1/2". Just make sure some idiot has not lengthen the chambers to 3".

The 1st US gun chambered for the 410 was the Stevens single shot . The 1st US sxs was the Crescent.

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