This old single shot break open shotgun is marked on the left side of the receiver/frame; “HIBBARD” and on the right side MODEL W H. The barrel is marked 12 GA CHOKE. It was made by Crescent F. A. Co., Norwich, Connecticut for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett& Co. of Chicago. Crescent began making inexpensive single & double-barrel shotguns beginning in about 1892. H&D Folsom of New York City, large importers and distributors of firearms and sporting goods, acquired Crescent F. A. Co., so they could add an American-made sidelock hammer side-by-side to their line of imported guns. Large quantities of these so called “Hardware Guns” were made and marketed under various brand names, which included Folsom’s house brand “American Gun Company of NY.” In 1922 the Crescent brand replaced the American Gun Co. brand and in 1930 J. Stevens Arms Co. Div. of Savage Arms Corp. acquired the company. It was merged with Davis-Warner Arms Co. (successor to N. R. Davis & Sons Co.) and became the Crescent-Davis Arms Corp. In 1932 operations were moved to the J. Stevens factory in Springfield Mass. Crescent-Davis guns were in the Stevens catalog until 1941.
This exposed hammer single-shot has a 2 ¾” 12 ga. chamber. Mechanically this old gun is in very good condition, tight and functional, and the bore is still shinny, no rust or pits. Unfortunately the 32-inch barrel is bulged about 4 ½ inches from the muzzle. The frame was originally nickel-plated but most of that finish is gone. It has brown patina and surface rust on the frame and barrel and the barrel was rusted and pitted on about ½ the length from the middle to the end on the right side. The barrel has been sanded and so has the right side of the receiver. The walnut stock is dinged up and has a repairable crack as well as a chip out of it just behind the tang. The butt-plate toe is chipped out. These guns were made in barrel lengths of 26”, 28”, 30” & 32” so it could be shortened or the bulge could be rolled out and the gun restored. It’s a project gun or a wall hanger.
Marked Model H W on right side of frame.
Barrel sanded. Rust pits on right side.
Marked HIBBARD on left side of frame.
Serial number 45519.
Chip out of butt stalk just behind the tang.
Marked 12 GA CHOKE on top of barrel.
Barrel bulged about 4 ½” from the muzzle.
Serial number 45519.
Chamber & Bore clean and shinny, no rust or pits.
Serial number 45519.
Repairable crack in butt stock.
Butt plate toe chipped off.
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This old single shot break open shotgun is marked on the left side of the receiver/frame; “HIBBARD” and on the right side MODEL W H. The barrel is marked 12
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