I'm wishing to find the year of manufacture for a break-action single barrel 12 ga shotgun that is branded Western Arms Co (not Corp). Based on my forum searches it seems it was made by Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich, CT.
Other information on the shotgun includes the code OX725 stamped on the inside of the receiver, underside of barrel, inside the wooden forend, and the metal hinge bracket (probably the wrong term) that is screwed to the forend. The top of the barrel is stamped *ElectroSteel*ChokeBored*. It has the remains of silver-colored plating on a few inaccessible parts of the receiver.
All its value is sentimental, as it belonged to my friend's grandfather.
Thanks in advance.