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January 6, 2005, 12:36 AM
I recieved a double barrel 12ga shotgun from my grandfather. It is stamped
Davis Certified Shotgun
Cresent-Davis Arms Corportation
Chicopee falls mass
I am looking for a diagram of it to possibly repair it. It has internal hammers which are stuck out, it wont cock. If anybody can help id appriciate it.

January 6, 2005, 09:29 AM
The Crescent Davis Arms Company was formed in 1930 upon the merger of the Davis-Warner Arms Company with Crescent Fire Arms Company. Crescent Davis was short-lived, being purchased by the J. Stevens Arms Company in 1932.

I was unable to find any schematics for your shotgun (can anyone else help?), accordingly allow me to recommend the following. Take your gun to a competent gunsmith and, as a first step, have him/her check the barrels to make certain that they are safe (no bulges, thin spots, or excessive corrosion). If the barrels are OK, then proceed to have him/her address the cocking problem, and give the gun a thorough cleaning.

Good luck, and good shooting (providing it proves safe) with your heirloom!

January 6, 2005, 10:56 AM
Thank you for the information, The gun is in perfect shape besides the problem with it not cocking. i am working on finding someone who might be able to repair it.