Help with Elgin Arms 1918


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sijo0002
December 14, 2004, 09:56 AM
I know nothing about guns, so bear with me :rolleyes: My father has a gun marked "ELGIN ARMS 1918". Before the word "elgin" there is a boot emblem. I am assuming this was a military gun.

He wants to find out what it may be worth. I have googled this for him, but can't find out anything about this.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

TIA,

Mary

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Jagermeister
December 14, 2004, 11:03 AM
Elgin Arms Co was a trade name used by Fred Biffar & Co of Chicago from 1910-1930, on gun made by Crescent Firearms Co. It was also a tradename used by Strauss & Schramm gun dealers on shotguns imported from Belgium from 1920-1935. These imprted were through the H&D Folsom Co. I have attached the Crescent Story for your Convenience

Taken from SXS's of the World 2K, by Charles Carder

HJN

sijo0002
December 14, 2004, 07:14 PM
for finding out an approximate value? Or is this not a collectible item?

Happy Holidays!

Lisa :)

Jagermeister
December 15, 2004, 09:46 AM
These guns, in my opinion, are not normally collector items and value is difficult to determine without seeing or knowing the condition. Some folks like them and collect them as wall hangers. In any case, if one wants to shoot them, they should be checked by a gun smith prior to doing so. Many will not hold the current shotgun ammo.

JM

Cap n Ball
December 16, 2004, 12:27 PM
The shotgun/boot pistols that were made by Cresent, Ithaca and others are much sought after as curios and relics.

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