The Legacy of Crescent Firearms Shotguns

Crescent Firearms Company was established in 1888 in Norwich, Connecticut. From the start, Crescent was a leader in producing affordable, reliable shotguns for the American market. Their main claim to fame was their “working man’s” shotgunĀ  — a nod to the average American who needed a reliable weapon for hunting or home defense but couldn’t afford the higher end models. Over the decades, their reputation for quality grew, cementing their place in the American firearms industry.

Crescent Fire Arms was the largestĀ  supplier of shotguns branded by other companies. It is said that Crescent manufactured more than 2.000,000 shotguns using over 450 different names.

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