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August 21, 2007, 04:59 PM
got a side x side 12g w/external hammers. stamped in side plates in cursive
The New England
under the barrel area on inside of recever these numbers are orented like this
this ser# on all major parts
no wording or proof marks on barrel
looks & style as if it could bee 60+ years old
i dont know were or how to find this info to date guns but would like to know as i have others i would like to date etc,
thanks for you help

August 22, 2007, 08:16 AM
That was a name used by the Crescent Firearms company. They made guns for hardware stores and department stores with all sorts of names. Here is one list of store brands.


See the 3rd post in the following thread for a little more history on Crescent.



P.S. - 'The New England' was a royal pain to Google, what with the New England Patriots and the new single barrel shotgun of the same name that's on the market.

James K
August 22, 2007, 06:52 PM
Is the New England shotgun the kind Tom Brady sometimes uses?


August 23, 2007, 03:18 PM
Who Is Tom Brady

August 23, 2007, 05:21 PM
Tom Brady | #12 | QB

New England Patriots

Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 Age: 29

Born: 8/3/1977 San Mateo , CA

College: Michigan

Experience: 8th season

High School: Serra HS [San Mateo, CA]

James K
August 24, 2007, 12:18 PM
Hell is trying to make a joke and getting a blank stare. A week or so ago I said something about the "pumpkin papers" and realized that no one knew what I was talking about! Old age, sheeeesh!

(Oh, and a "shotgun" offense in American football is where the quarterback sets up five yards or so behind the line and takes a long snap from center rather than taking the snap under the center and then moving back in the pocket. It is called that because the offense is more spread out. And if that is "Greek" to you, have fun with soccer.)


August 24, 2007, 02:48 PM
1. Mike, Start your edication with the purchase of The Standard Catalog of Firearms. Most large bookstores will carry it.
2. Brady? Brady? Didn't he serve under Regan?

August 30, 2007, 07:42 PM
I thought it was a buildup to a punchline, like, no problem, once you get them hammered, they are more fun to date? :p

August 30, 2007, 08:51 PM
yes brady was under regan
last time i wasted my time on football the kc chiefs won the super bowl
been awile