Make: Crescent Fire Arms Co.
Model: No. 60 Empire Hammerless
Serial Number: 51497
Year of Manufacture: 1922-1935
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Action Type: Sidelock Side by Side Shotgun With Double Triggers
Markings: The left side of the barrel’s locking lug is marked “51497” and the bottom of the lug is marked “8”. The inside of the fore arm’s hardware is marked “51497”. The left side plate of the receiver is marked “No. 60 Empire Hammerless” and the right side plate is marked “Crescent Fire Arms Co. / Norwich, Conn. U.S.A.”. The water table is marked “51497”.
Barrel Length: 30”
Choke: The bore of left barrel measures .690” at the muzzle and the bore of the right barrel measures .700” at the muzzle.
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a brass bead front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth wood. There is the start of a crack at the rear of the left side plate, the rear of the top tang and the right rear of the trigger guard. The butt stock appears to have been refinished and has several compression marks, the most notable of which are to the right of the top tang. The fore arm has two lengthwise cracks down the center and numerous compression marks. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the front trigger to the rear of the butt stock, which is missing the butt plate. The stocks rate in about Fair overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue Barrels and Case Colored Receiver
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is some very light erosion in the 9” from the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This shot gun retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows gray patina on the barrels with some scratches through the finish towards the muzzles. There is some light erosion showing on the receiver. The screw heads are mildly distressed but still serviceable. The word “Crescent” on the right side plate is lightly stamped and partially obscured from minor impacts. The markings are clear except as previously described. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun is fitted with an extractor. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Crescent Fire Arms Company is famous for manufacturing “house brand” shotguns, of which more than 100 different private labels have been documented. This old SXS was made for smokeless powder, still locks up tightly, and with the installation of a butt plate or recoil pad could still be used in the field.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun can be transferred in California.
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UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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