Hundreds of different single and double barrel 'Trade Name' shotguns were produced between
1880 and 1930 by Crescent-Davis, Savage, Stevens, Harrington & Richardson, Iver Johnson, and
especially H.& D. Folsom/Crescent/American
Gun Co. These guns were usually ordered by and marked with the name of a regional Hardware
or Sporting Goods store for local or national sales, or by a major catalog sales company including
Sears, Roebuck & Co. According to
Hoosier Gun Works, Hunter was used by Folsom on shotguns made for the
Belknap Hardware Co. of Louisville, Kentucky and Fulton Arms Company was used
by the W.H. Davenport Firearms Co. These guns are in no way related to the Hunter Arms Co. nor the
"L.C. Smith" gun.
For more information, consider posting ultra close up pictures on the
Shotgunworld.com Gun ID and Value
shotguns made by The Hunter Arms Co., Fulton, NY were also given "Trade
Names" including Manhattan Arms Co. for Schoverling, Daly & Gales, Comstock Arms Co. Duluth, Hudson
Arms, Royal Arms Co., Montgomery Ward & Co., Marks, Enders Oak Leaf or Enders Royal Service for
Shapleigh Hardware Co., Keystone for E.K. Tryon, Hackett Special for Hacketts Hardware in upstate New
York, HibSpeBar for Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, New Haven Fire Arms Co. for both
Tryon and Great Western Gun Works, Delphia Arms Co. for Supplee Biddle Hardware Co., and Gladiator for
Sears, Roebuck and Co. Additional confusion might occur related to guns sold by Dunham-Fulton Gun Co.
of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
For more information on Fulton Trade Name Guns see the
Winter 2009 LCSCA Journal.
L.C. Smith Collectors