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Shooter_454
July 21, 2008, 02:43 PM
I got this old mississippi valley arms 12ga,I cant found to much about so i was wondering if anyone could tell me the value.I'm not really looking to sale just wondering i was told it was made in 1910


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diginit
July 21, 2008, 09:31 PM
Single shot = $35 - $90. Double barrel = $100 - $250.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=mississippi+valley+arms+12ga&btnG=Google+Search

Dave McC
July 22, 2008, 08:48 AM
Made, like so many others, by Crescent Arms and rebadged.

Not much collector value, but if it's an heirloom, it's priceless.

Shooter_454
July 23, 2008, 03:10 PM
Thats what i was thinking,Its not a heirloom so i was thinking it would make a nice wall gun.

Mike Irwin
July 23, 2008, 04:01 PM
That thing looks like it has about 14 feet of drop at the stock.

I bet it kicks like an SOB.

Shooter_454
July 23, 2008, 09:33 PM
I thought the same thing lol

Hawg Haggen
July 23, 2008, 09:45 PM
Can't kick any worse than shootin slugs out of grandpa's old Nitro Hunter.:D

SilentHitz
July 24, 2008, 10:26 AM
Yea, get about 20 slugs and give a range report...with pics of the target...and your shoulder. http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p27/SilentHitz/yim_rolling_on_the_floo r.gif Nothing on value yet...just a little info so far...Mississippi Valley Arms Company: Trade name by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. Folsom was a wholesale/retail company and the guns were manufactured by their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms of Meriden, CT, or by various Belgian makers.

Ruger4570
July 24, 2008, 09:22 PM
If you simply acquired the gun, well it isn't worth many bucks,, BUT,, if it has been in the family for all these years, somehow, they become priceless.

olddrum1
July 25, 2008, 12:35 AM
Not only a good wall hanger but would make a fine Tomatoe stake to.

Shooter_454
July 26, 2008, 03:15 PM
I shot it today,it shot great i love it.:D

SilentHitz
July 26, 2008, 03:51 PM
Kewl, got a pic of the shoulder?;) Or was recoil manageable?

Shooter_454
July 27, 2008, 10:28 AM
It was very manageable,very cool to see the face's at the range when i let that old dog bark:D

SilentHitz
July 27, 2008, 10:35 AM
Oh, kewl...as others I was just wondering about the huge drop in the stock(at least it looks huge).:p

Shooter_454
July 27, 2008, 03:18 PM
I have to say i was alittle worried,but it shot alike like my h&r single shot 12ga.