Re: ever heard of ESSEX shotgun?
Essex was a tradename used by Crescent-Davis firearms Co on shotguns made for the Belknap hardware co of Louisville KY back in the 18 and 1900's. The term "Hardwareguns" is derived from the Crescent Co, as they made guns for just about anybody, and would put any name on the gun if you oedered 10 or more.
Despite this generic type history they where , i read, quite good guns and had a good following, finish was average but the materials used where the best available for the period.
Last edited by jack404; 01-22-2010 at 06:56 AM..