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Q: What is the age of a Crescent Fire Arms 20 gauge manufactured in Norwich Connecticut that does not have any numbers on it?
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Crescent operated from 1893 to 1930. There doesn't seem to be any source to pinpoint dates of manufacture by serial numbers. Crescent was a subsidiary of H&D Folsom Sporting Goods, New York. Many of their products were sold through Folsom's retail outlets, but Folsom was also a large wholesale dealer and many Crescent guns were marked with the names or trademarks of other retail chains and even independent hardware stores. Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962), retailed the Victor shotguns which were manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT (1893-1930).


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Here's a link to an American Rifleman article http://www.briley.com/grampa.html It is primarily about double barrel shotguns, but it also applies to your Victor Singleshot. It was manufactured by Crescent Arms, Norwich, CT, and retailed by H & D Folsom Sporting Goods of New York City. Serial numbers don't help much on these - no one has ever tried to determine the method Crescent used to assign them or research original records (probably none exist) - but it would have been made somewhere between 1893 and 1932.


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