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Posted: August 12, 2009 10:05 AM

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Posted: August 12, 2009 3:54 PM
There was no such company The Name "Nitro Hunter" was used on shotguns made by H.&D. Folsom aka Cresent Firearms Co. on firearms made for Belknap Hardware Co. of Louisville Kentucky. The way ir worked was...you as in any hardware store...could place a minimum order...maybe as few as 5 guns and pay for the roll stamp with the name you selected and Presto..your own brand of shotguns...If You Google Crescent Firearms Company of Norwich Conneticut you can compile a list of a 100+ other trade names that were also used on the same product line...no one knows for certain exactly how many others as the records are no longer in this world! Bear in mind that they made sidelocks and boxlocks and some barrels were Damascus aka Twist steel and will not be a drop-in fit..just because they mount and close does NOT mean they fit!...and...more bad news..maybe..it is possible that the original gun or the barrel assembly was made in and imported from Belgium. Crescent used the Belgian Cottage industries to help fill their overwhelming number of backorders...and..when you get all done..you will have a gun that MAY be worth as much as $300 and be unsafe to fire with modern ammo....try www.vintagesporting.com or www.corsonsbarrels.com or moniter the auction sites for someone parting out one of the tradenames..you may find more info from www.shotgunworld.com
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