Originally Posted by louismills
I am attempting to get replacements of the hammer springs on a 410 double by American Gun Co., New York. Serial No. 8658 with outside hammers. I can't believe they would be that hard to make, but I do not have the expertise.
American Gun Company is a in house "Trade Name" used by a early 20Th century sporting goods wholesaler , H&D Folsom on Firearms furnished to their customers. If it is U.S. made then it is a Crescent Arms Co. shotgun, however Folsom also imported a great many shotguns from Belgium.
You can't believe it would be hard to find parts for a shotgun made 80 to a hundred years ago
. Their are no new parts source for these old shotguns, any parts will have to be hand made or come from a like item " parts gun" If you just want to hang it on the wail, Dixie gun works sells generic hammers that can be fitted just for looks. Other wise I be live you are between a rock and a hard place, Sorry about that, I wish I could give you a better answer. You can google H&D Folsom, Crescent Arms Co and Trade Names shotguns for more information on what you have and its history. Oops, just reread you post, hammer springs can be made by most gun smiths, especially if you have the old ones for a pattern. But understand, even something as simple as springs being made can cost more than the shotgun is worth.