Josh from Missouri here. I need some help indentifying a vintage shotgun. I came across this and cant seem to find any info on it. On the side of the gun, it says " MFG escpecially for the Carter Company Chattanoooa, TN" Any help would be apreciatted. I will try to post some more pics of this gun.
Perhaps it's an example of a gunsmith's/gunmaker's art. It says it was made for the Carter company, so maybe it's a custom gun for a company swell. I can't help you otherwise. Interesting looking gun however. Do you know the caliber?
The Crescent Fire Arms Co of Norwich, CT (1892 to 1932) was one supplier of firearms to Carter. It is a Hardware Store gun, made by a major manufacturer and branded with any name the retailer desires. Without any other markings, it’s tough to say who made that particular gun.