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Help with Elgin Arms 1918

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by sijo0002, Dec 14, 2004.

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  1. sijo0002

    sijo0002 Member

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    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
     
  2. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

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    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
     
  3. sijo0002

    sijo0002 Member

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    Thank you so much - is there any source

    for finding out an approximate value? Or is this not a collectible item?

    Happy Holidays!

    Lisa :)
     
  4. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister Moderator In Memoriam

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    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
     
  5. Cap n Ball

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    The shotgun/boot pistols that were made by Cresent, Ithaca and others are much sought after as curios and relics.
     
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