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American Gun Co. was a trade name used on Crescent Fire Arms Co. products. The bottom of the shotgun's action is marked with the inscription, "WF & Co" in large letters. The left barrel is marked "CHOKE BORED", and the right is marked "GENUINE ARMORY STEEL." The barrels have been shortened as was common for guns used by Wells Fargo shotgun messengers and express car agents in the late 19th century and the early years of the 20th century. During the Wells Fargo & Co.'s heyday as an express company, the company did not have a standardized method of marking the weapons purchased by its agents to equip the men who guarded their shipments. The weapons themselves were also not standardized, but it is generally accepted that most agents were issued a revolver and shotgun; often a short barreled shotgun that was easier to wield in the tight spaces of a rail car or on a moving stagecoach. Some of the men were also issued lever action carbines, but shotguns generally appear to have been the preferred weapon as is both attested to in period records and seen in photographs. A post front sight is fitted on the textured solid rib near the muzzles. "0" and "58521" are marked on the water table. The serial number is also marked on the underside of the forearm and its hardware. The outside hammer action is marked "AMERICAN GUN CO. NEW YORK" on the left side plate and has scalloped border designs. The shotgun is fitted with a checkered walnut forearm and semi-pistol grip stock with a checkered hard rubber buttplate embossed with the American Gun Co. dog emblem. The barrels have 2 3/4 inch chambers. The muzzles were left open instead of re-choked for great shot spread when they were cut down. The length of pull is 14 inches.




American Gun Co New York Serial Number



The regulation on so-called "ghost guns" -- unregulated, untraceable weapons made from kits -- will address a critical gap in the government's ability to track them by requiring background checks before purchase and serial numbers on some of the components.


The new rules would require anyone purchasing a kit to undergo a background check, as is required for other types of firearm purchases. It would also require those selling the kits to mark components with a serial number, so the eventual weapon produced can be traced. And it would mandate firearm dealers add a serial number to already built ghost guns they come across in their businesses.


Between 2016 and 2021, the ATF received 45,000 reports of privately made firearms recovered by law enforcement, including 692 from homicides or attempted homicides. The agency was able to trace only 1% of them, officials said, because the firearms lack serial numbers.


Another sought-after Colt was actually a prop firearm with a formidable Hollywood connection. It was one of a pair of .44-caliber Colt 1851 Navy percussion replica guns used by Clint Eastwood in the 1976 film The Outlaw, Josey Wales, and was accompanied by two signed certificates from Paramount Studios. One of the certificates identified the gun by serial number and attested to its having been used by Eastwood in his starring role in the classic Western. It also noted that the companion gun is now part of the Smithsonian collection in Washington, DC. The example offered by Milestone sold for $17,400 against an estimate of $5,000-$10,000.


US District Judge Robert Lasnik extended a temporary restraining order, and his new decision will last until the case is resolved. He said Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, wanted to post the plans online so that citizens can arm themselves without having to deal with licenses, serial numbers, and registrations.


But there is a way to stem the tide of a new type of gun that is proliferating unchecked. President Joe Biden can use executive action to crack down on "ghost guns," which avoid regulation and serial numbers because they are sold unfinished or as kits.


Diamonds offered Jewish refugees like Fischler a new life. The stones were a portable, easily convertible form of wealth. But these attributes also make diamonds ideal contraband. They can cross borders undetected and don't have serial numbers. They're perfect for smuggling and money laundering.


Join GFWC in supporting H.R.6649 and S.3304, the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act. Recent technological advancements have allowed for the printing of firearms and firearm parts, including parts made out of plastic, by unlicensed individuals in possession of relatively inexpensive 3D printers. These plastic firearms cannot be detected by metal detectors at security checkpoints nor can they be traced by law enforcement because they are not printed with serial numbers. This law would make it illegal to publish digital instructions or code over the internet that would automatically program a 3D printer to produce a firearm. Contact your U.S. Senators and Representative today urging them to support this bill!


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