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If you own a gun made between 1901 and 1976 you may be able to research the original purchaser through the records on file at Griffin & Howe for Abercrombie & Fitch and Von Lengerke and Detmold - Click Here for more information and a list of available makes.

Please see Stevens, Springfield and Fox gun headings for early catalogs.

Savage was established in Utica, New York in 1895 by Arthur W. Savage, a Jamacan born mechanic. His.303 cal round was based on the model of military cartridges of the day- small calibre, high velocity bottleneck cases. They were acquired by the Driggs-Seabury Ordnance Co in 1915 and were incorporated as the Savage Arms Corp. two years later. During WWI Savage produced Lewis Machine Guns for the military. In c1916-20 Savage bought the J. Stevens Arms Company which had been associated with Harry Pope, the barrel maker. The Savage Products Distributing Co was formed during 1926. In 1927 Savage bought the Page-Lewis Company. Later, Davis-Warner was bought by HD Folsom then traded as Davis-Crescent and in 1930 was bought by Stevens. Savage/Stevens continued to make "Crescent Guns-Norwich, CT" until 1934- after that "Crescent, Chicopee Falls, MA". In c1928-30 Savage bought the AH Fox company.

1853-1854 Bacon & Co.; 1855-Name changed to Bacon Manufacturing Co.; 1858-Name changed to Bacon Arms Co.; 1888-Bankrupt. All production stopped. 1890-Amos Cobb, Receiver died. All tools and fixtures sold to George W. Cilly. 1892-Plant becomes Crescent Firearms Co.
1893-Taken over by H&D Folsom Arms Co. 1930-Bought by J. Stevens Arms Co. (Savage owned Stevens since c1924) name changed to Crescent-Davis Arms Corp.




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