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Old Cumberland Arms 12ga shotgun

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FF&G
Joined: June 2022
Posts: 5
Posted: June 29, 2022 10:36 AM

Hi! We have a sporting goods store in SD & one of our customers dropped off an early-1900s Cumberland 12ga double-barrel side-by-side shotgun on which he wants to replace the old cracked stock and forend. We have learned that those guns were made by Crescent, a brand that I see listed on your website, so perhaps we might get lucky and you can help us out? Please let us know what info/photos you need in order to look into whether you have or can make anything that might work for our customer. Thanks!

hunt40
Joined: March 2010
Posts: 230
Posted: June 30, 2022 07:44 AM

 

   Cumberland Arms shotguns were made by Crescent. Unfortunately, Crescent stocks and forends are not available at this time. If possible, please post photo's of the lock plate area, the trigger guard area, and the area the stock meets the receiver so we can try to verify that it is a Crescent. Thank you.

FF&G
Joined: June 2022
Posts: 5
Posted: July 1, 2022 10:15 AM

FF&G
Joined: June 2022
Posts: 5
Posted: July 1, 2022 10:17 AM

Just uploaded 5 photos of the gun, hopefully they're of the parts you need to see to determine.  Thanks so much for looking into this for us!

hunt40
Joined: March 2010
Posts: 230
Posted: July 6, 2022 12:15 PM

 

  If the firearm that is pictured has a 2 5/8" tang  from where the stock meets the receiver to below the safety button and the top lever that opens action is retained by a screw from the outside, then it is a Savage Model 315 double barrel. Please see the Savage 315 schematic and parts list on our web site.

FF&G
Joined: June 2022
Posts: 5
Posted: July 7, 2022 02:55 PM

It looks like it does indeed have that 2-5/8" tang and the retaining screw is on the outside (photo attached).  But with this gun being as old as it is (early 1900s), will the Savage Model 315 parts/setup still work for it??

hunt40
Joined: March 2010
Posts: 230
Posted: July 8, 2022 07:14 AM (This post was last edited July 8, 2022 07:14 AM)

 

  Your latest photo shows the firearm is the Savage Model 315. They started manufacturing them around 1910. Unfortunately, we do not have any forends at this time. However, we might acquire it from our various daily buys. We suggest you visit the product page every 60-90 days. Please see link below for the stock.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/136990A

 

FF&G
Joined: June 2022
Posts: 5
Posted: July 8, 2022 12:40 PM

Was it the Model 315 or 311?  Our gunsmith said that he didn't think that the 315 was double-barrel, but the 311 is?

hunt40
Joined: March 2010
Posts: 230
Posted: July 8, 2022 03:27 PM (This post was last edited July 8, 2022 03:29 PM)

 

  The shotgun is the Model 315. The Model 311 has a 3" tang and the top lever is retained by a screw from the inside. Please check the Savage Model 315 schematic and parts list on the web site.

FF&G
Joined: June 2022
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Posted: July 8, 2022 04:13 PM

Gotcha, thanks again!