Palmetto Arms

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by Hatchet8, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Hatchet8

    Hatchet8 New Member

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    I have a 12 ga. shot gun passed down from my great grandfather, to my grandfather, to my late father, & now to me . I was just curious to know approximately the value of it. It's very sentimental to me but I'm curious about it. I know it was made in the late 1800's & it's so old it doesn't even have serial numbers. This group as a whole seems to be very knowledgeable about firearms, if you can shed any light on the situation please reply & thanks alot. Oh yeah it was made by Palmetto firearms & catalog ordered from a hardware store here in Ga.
     
  2. Hatchet8

    Hatchet8 New Member

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    Really? any info would help.please,please,please,please,please.
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I really don't know the value. I don't see it on my price guide. The few I've seen didn't sell real high though. But they were not in the best shape either.

    Maybe check out the gun auctions and see if any are selling at the moment.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "I can't tell you which retail store carried the Palmetto Arms trade name but four manufacturers have made them these include the Crescent Fire Arms Co., The W.H. Davenport Arms Co., The J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. and the Hopkins & Allen Arms Co."

    I got this off Shotgunworld.com

    Other sources seem to mirror this explanation.

    "Palmetto was a trade name used by Edward K Tryon of Philadelphia on lower grade revolvers and shotguns sold thru hardware stores, c.1880 - 1914 <<>>> Palmetto Arms Co was actually a trade name used by the Tryon Hardware/Catalog company in Philadelphia between around 1900-1925. The shotgun was made by one of a few different manufacturers such as Crescent Firearms, Hopkins & Allen or Stevens.

    Value is mainly as a decoration. Generally considered unsafe to shoot with modern ammunition. "

    This is from the Marlin owners forum.

    Serial numbers were not required on firearms until 1968. Few long guns had serial numbers prior to that, even very high end guns.

    Very good bet it has a "twist steel" or maybe a "damascus steel" barrel and was made for black powder or very early LOW PRESSURE ammo. DO NOT shoot modern ammo in it, even low velocity, low brass ammo.

    In very good condition it might be worth $150. Probably has zero $ value. I cannot imagine there is any collector interest. Keep it clean and well oiled. Hang it on the wall and pass it down as a family heirloom.
     
  5. Hatchet8

    Hatchet8 New Member

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    Thank you for the info,I was just curious. My dad passed away last year & it ain't goin' anywhere until I give it to one of my babies.
     
  6. guncrazy22

    guncrazy22 New Member

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    i would just google it . sounds old sorry i hope u find some info