Volunteer Gun Co, Single Shot 12 ga

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Hays, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Hays

    Hays New Member

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    Have read threads from April 2010. Other than probably mfg'd by Crescent or Stevens, and sold by Belknap, looking for more detail about the weapon if anyone has any. Thanks.

    overall length = 43 1/2"
    barrel length = 25" (overall barrel length = 28 3/8")
    12 ga, single shot
    stampings:
    "Volunteer Gun Co." - lft side
    "Choke Bored" - top rear of barrel
    "LJ" with "745" below - behind trigger guard on lower backstrap

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  2. hrf

    hrf Active Member

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    Welcome to TFF.

    Vorisek's "Shotgun Markings" also lists Volunteer as a brand name made for Belknap Hardware of Louisville, KY and used on Crescent Model 10 single, Iver Johnson New Model Champion, and Stevens Model 94.

    A clear photo might identify which you have, but there's not much to distinguish old single barrel shotguns.
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  3. Hays

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    Thanks. Added pic of gun to original thread.
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    I have an H&R single shot 20 gauge.It's a blast!And lots of fun.Six bucks for 25 rounds,inexpensive goodtimes.Sorry I can't help you with information but enjoy it.
  5. hrf

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    Doesn't match a Stevens 94 or Iver Johnson Champion so maybe a Crescent, or maybe Belknap used yet another unknown supplier...
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