View Full Version : Old shotgun what's it worth?

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


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.