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Speezly 03-03-2013 08:36 PM

T and J hardware no2 12 gauge
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Can anyone tell me anything about this shotgun? It's been in the family since about the 60's. my dad has made it his new project and I want to learn anything I can. Only markings read T&J hrdwre no. 2

hiwall 03-03-2013 09:13 PM

Well it is probably much older than the 60's(maybe 1900 to 1930 or so). Most likely made by Stevens (Savage). Though it could be made by a couple other companies instead. Not made by T&J hrdwre.

twoolddogs 03-04-2013 12:01 AM

Looks like a Crescent Fire Arms Company product, 1893-1930 . I hope that barrel is 18" or more long.

Try or I think they make Crescent replacement stocks.

c3shooter 03-04-2013 12:37 AM

Agree that Crescent is a likely suspect. At one time, if you paid for the die, you could buy a dozen shotguns and have them marked with the name of YOUR store. Have a list somewhere of over 200 names that they used- and that was only the more popular names.

Here are some pics of a Crescent single shot-

Speezly 03-04-2013 01:51 AM

I knew T and J was just the name of a hardware store in New York or New Jersey I believe. I will look up Crescent shotguns and check some of the links you guys gave me. And yes the barrel is 18 1/2 inches. Can I find out what year it was made by looking up the serial #?

hiwall 03-04-2013 02:36 AM

"Can I find out what year it was made by looking up the serial #? "

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