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Old 12-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #1
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Please help. I have this .410 and cannot seem to find a real answer on it's origin. The left side has 'Newport' stamped with 'P' inside of a diamond underneath. Beneath the triggerguard has the serial number E 87000 XG. I have read on numerous gun forums and have not found a similiarly marked shotgun. The explanations have ranged from Iver Johnson 'Champion' model to Crescent produced for Hibbard, Spencer, & Bartlett. The barrel is stamped '3 INCH CHAMBER' and there are no other barrel markings. The schematics on gunpartscorp.com for Iver Johnson seem to match?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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Both IJ and Crescent used that name for trade name guns sold by HBS. SN stamped behind the trigger guard is characteristic of Crescent.

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What do you think? I bought it from my father in law just to keep him from selling it. Had to knock off a lot of rust and it cleaned up pretty nice.

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Very nice! I like the old singles. Most have no great colelctor's value, but they were durable and reliable. They were the guns of the farmer, storekeeper, mechanic- and I like to think about the link to the folks that had that gun befoer I did.

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true C3. I do enjoy holding an old gun and thinking about its past owners; and I'm sure we've all bought a gun or three just because the gun needed someone to take care of it......

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That looks great. You did a really good job. I'm sure that gun has taken a few rabbits in its time. Looks like it will take a few more.
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That shotgun was built for one of the many Hardware Stores by Iver Johnson, should be a nice little single barrel shotgun...............

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