If it says Central Arms Co., it was made by Crescent Fire Arms Co. for Shapleigh Hardware of St. Louis, MO 1904-1930. Sidelocks were built by Crescent and the box lock by Stevens. Not sure what that means about the boxlock and side locks. Does it mean that the box lock part of the gun was built by Stevens and installed in the Crescent gun? Souce: Side by Sides of the World for Y2K.
Boxlock and Sidelock are two different animals. The side plates of a sidelock can be removed to access the internals and a boxlock is nigh impossible to get into. Sidelocks almost always have outside hammers and boxlocks seldom do.
I know the difference between sidelock and boxlock. What I'm trying to figure out is the statement in the book that the gun was made by Crescent. Did Crescent use Stevens sidelocks in this gun or was the complete gun made by Stevens? The statement in the book is not clear.
Thanks alot guys im learning alot from this site and guys like you.Whats the gun worth i cant find it in my book I found were it said about the central arms but no value the only other writing i could find was under the half stock and that was R3084. Thanks Dave
Thanks thats what i figured but i wanted to know before i put a new stock and re blued the gun didnt want to ruin the value otherwise i was gonna buy my dad a new shotgun and keep this one. thanks Dave
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