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Hey folks. I may be in a position to pick up an old .410 side by side made by the Crescent Firearms Company and marketed by the H&D Folsom sporting goods company under the name "American Gun Company". What a mouthful right?
Anyway since I like old firearms and would only be shooting mild hand loads out of it, it has 2 1/2" chambers, what info does anybody have on these and what do you think of them?
Oh yeah, the seller is asking $375 but I think I can whittle that down a bit. Sorry, no pics at the moment. Thanks.
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My first shotgun was a single shot hammer gun made by Crescent in .410 bore. Got it when I was around 8 years old.

I've still got it and it still works. The firing pin broke around 30 years ago and I got a new one from Numrich arms.

Nice color case hardened receiver, full choke of course, but I like the gun.

If it were me, I'd buy the SxS you're looking at.

Not my pics but looks just like this one.
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My first shotgun was a single shot hammer gun made by Crescent in .410 bore. Got it when I was around 8 years old.

I've still got it and it still works. The firing pin broke around 30 years ago and I got a new one from Numrich arms.

Nice color case hardened receiver, full choke of course, but I like the gun.

If it were me, I'd buy the SxS you're looking at.

Not my pics but looks just like this one.
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Thanks for the input. I'm hoping the deal goes my way.
Here's a pic of it.
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It's gone. A classic exposed hammer side by side in .410 bore?
I knew it wouldn't take long for it to find a home. :)
Oh well, I'll keep looking and an affordable .410 or 20 will turn up.
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Rule of thumb nearly any working firearm these days under $500.00 is snatched up ,with exception to single shot . Those had better be desirable collectables as in Antique maker specific and then those are gonna cost some coin ! .

Outside hammers ; Any of you remember those Russian 20" Coach guns by Baikal ?.
Well I do ,as I owned one back in the late 70's or early 80's . Brand new paid $120.00 for it . Took it rabbit hunting one day after work ,early models had Dbl triggers ; Well was doing pretty good with it had some decent Jacks ,when all of a sudden a cottontail out of nowhere come streaking by ,so I swung and pulled that front trigger and it went BOOM .
Had the Buttstock in My left hand and the barrel in My Right hand :oops: . Yep that dang thing popped both barrels with the front trigger and that cheap Birch or ? stock broke right in half , through the grip just in front of the comb (n)
So took it back got a refund and some years later bought an L C Smith ,with a collector friend of mine . He had a slew of them and I found a couple so we did a dbl buy . As everything they were a tad , as in a Big Tad lower priced back in the day :) Oh yea I got the rabbit but unfortunately wasn't worth skinning #6 Dbl barrel 20 yd did a number on it . (n)
 
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