Re: diamond arms shotgun
Diamond Arms was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware for guns that were actually made by Iver Johnson of Fitchburg, MA, c. 1920-1950.
These were utility grade guns.
Prior to WWI Diamond Arms shotguns were Belgian imports.
They would bring about the same prices, but strictly as mantle decorations.
If it is a single shot it was probably manufactured by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle works of Fitchburg, MA, ca. 1920-30's, and would be worth $75 or less.
If it is a double barrel, it is more likely to be by Crescent Firearms of Meriden, CT, ca. 1893-1930, or J. Stevens Arms of Chicopee Falls, MA, ca. 1930-40.
Value of a double may be $125-$200.
.410's are getting popular, so you may be able to double those prices if yours is a .410.
Last edited by PetahW; 01-15-2009 at 11:53 AM..