View Full Version : Ever heard of a Triumph shotgun?
November 9, 2000, 04:31 PM
I have an old hinge-action single barrel shotgun that belonged to my grandfather. I have looked everywhere for information on it, but can't find any. The markings are the name TRIUMPH on the side, and elsewhere are the markings E34770, E34770XG, and E34770G. Does anyone know anything about this brand of gun or know somewhere I could go to find out? Thanks much!
November 10, 2000, 07:23 AM
Posting this in Harley Nolden's Forum might get you better response.
November 10, 2000, 08:50 AM
My records indicate thatTriumph is a trade name used by Sears on Some shotguns they Retailed. The gun falls into the catagory of a "Hardware Gun," which means it was made by a major company, in this case, Crescent Arms, for Sears. Here is the Crescent Story:
This Company mfg’d good quality, inexpensive side by side and single Bbl shotguns and was founded in 1883. They were bought by the H&D Folsom Arms Company of New York, importers and distributors of firearms and sporting goods.
After the purchase of Crescent, the Folsom Company was able to offer a complete range of shotguns, imported English French, Belgium and American made Crescents. By the turn of the century Crescent Arms produced huge quantities of “Hardware Guns” it produced guns under direct contract to distributors, mail order housed and hardware distributors with any brand name the customer requested. Crescent also produced guns for its parent company, as Folsom house brands that were sold to customers that did not want their own brand name.
By the lat 1890's Crescent was producing basically five grade of dbl bbl shotguns offering a model for most tastes. The Crescent /Folsom Arms Company continued this type of business until 1930 when it merged with Davis Warner Arms Corp and became the Crescent-Davis Arms Corp. In 1932 it assets and machinery were bought by Stevens Arms Company, a victim of changing tastes and the depression.
Hope this helps.
November 10, 2000, 08:14 PM
Ditto what Harley Nolden, and I'd like to add the Triumph name was continued on shotguns made for the by J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company after 1926. OL
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