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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Bucknell shotgun

I recived a Bucknell single shot 12 ga. from my grandfather, the spur on the hammer is broken. I was wondering who made this gun so I could look for a replacement hammer.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2013, 11:49 PM
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Re: Bucknell shotgun

This is the only info I could find on it.

"My guess is that you have a "trade name" gun. A good picture would say a thousand words.

Back in the 1890 - 1940 time period, many US makers and European importers would put any name on a gun order as small as a dozen pieces if the hardware store or general store would pay for the stamp. For instance, a Bucknell's grocery store could order some guns and sell them as "Bucknells" even though Crescent Arms made them. Other makers were H&R, J. Stevens and all sorts of obscure Belgium small shops."
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Re: Bucknell shotgun

Most likely Cresent. A few pics and we can say for sure. In those days, HD Folsom ( Cresent ) would stamp anything you wanted on the gun if you ordered enough of them. The parts are easy to find, millions of the guns were produced.

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Re: Bucknell shotgun

I bought an old shotgun just because it had printed on the side of it " Mears Arms Co." Philadelphia, Pa.
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Re: Bucknell shotgun

Thanks guys, more then likely I just let it the way it is.
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