Who are the makers of the Excel shotgun?

Who are the makers of the Excel shotgun?

Any info will help. Excel shotguns are/were “Trade Brand Name” shotguns made for and sold by Montgomery Wards. They were made by three makers, Crescent Fire Arms Company of Norwich,CT, Iver Johnson’s Arms * Cycle Works of Fitchberg,MA and Crescent -Davis Arms Corporation also of Norwich,CT.

What’s the value of an old Excel shotgun?

These guns were inexpensive even when new, selling for between $5.00 to $15.00. The value of one of these old guns will depend on its condition, the amount of original finish remaining on the metal and wood as well as the mechanical condition.

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How big is a 16 gauge Excel shotgun?

16 gauge is about 5/8″, while 12 gauge is about 3/4″. Have an Excel 16ga SN 97351X (S or 5); to worn to know last digit clearly. Do any of ya’ll know manufacture and/or date info?

Is the H & are Excell a steel shot shotgun?

And, all are fully backed by the H&R warranty. A great all-around shotgun, it features a rugged black synthetic stock with molded-in checkering and a ventilated recoil pad. Its 28″ vent-rib barrel has four screw-in choke tubes, all compatible with steel shot (IC, M, IM, F).

What’s the serial number on an Excel shotgun?

We think its a 12 or 16 gauge since we can’t find it on the barrel. The serial number on it is 19069D. Any info will help. Excel shotguns are/were “Trade Brand Name” shotguns made for and sold by Montgomery Wards.

How big of a shell do you need for a Excel shotgun?

Guns of this time were designed to use 2 1/2 inch shot shells loaded with either black powder or early low pressure smokeless powder and lead shot. They were not designed for longer, 2 9/16 or 2 3/4 inch shells and certainly not 3 inch or magnum shells loaded with high pressure smokeless powder and steel shot.

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Where can I find the serial number on a crescent Davis shotgun?

MA (1871 to 1993) or the Crescent-Davis Arms Corporation also of Norwich (1930 to 1938) for and were sold by the Montgomery-Ward Company of Chicago, IL either in one of their stores or by mail order catalog. If the gun was made by Crescent the serial number will be found stamped on the lower tang just behind the trigger guard.

Are there any 16 gauge shotguns still in use?

America’s classic doubles in 16-gauge, such as the Parker, Ithaca, Fox, and L.C. Smith, are in great demand on the used gun market and their prices are high. Still, if there is a bargain to be had in guns, it is in the 16-gauge pumps from years past—the Winchester Model 12, the Remington Model 31, and the Ithaca Model 37.

What kind of shotgun was my grandpa’s?

My grandpa just brought over his old Excel single-shot shotgun. We think its a 12 or 16 gauge since we can’t find it on the barrel. The serial number on it is 19069D. Any info will help. Excel shotguns are/were “Trade Brand Name” shotguns made for and sold by Montgomery Wards.

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Where to find the serial number on a crescent gun?

If the gun was made by Crescent the serial number will be found stamped on the lower tang just behind the trigger guard. According to the serial number you give (196069) the gun was made in 1905. Guns of this time were designed to use 2 1/2 inch shot shells loaded with either black powder or early low pressure smokeless powder and lead shot.