Need some Shotgun help

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by jwdrummer01, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. jwdrummer01

    jwdrummer01 New Member

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    Hello,

    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.

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  2. jwdrummer01

    jwdrummer01 New Member

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  3. ScottG

    ScottG New Member

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    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?
     
  4. jwdrummer01

    jwdrummer01 New Member

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    I believe this is a 12 gauge.
     
  5. DMC

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    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.
     
  6. Hawg

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    It was made by Union Arms Co. Toledo Ohio 1903 -1913. Union was bought out by Stevens and Stevens used the Union name for awhile but I don't ever remember seeing a Stevens made like that.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  7. jwdrummer01

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    I think i found the answer. This looks identical to a spencer bannerman. Thanks for the help. Any idea of value on these and are they safe to shoot.
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
  8. Hawg

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