How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Philip Van Cleave Your Own Question

Philip Van Cleave
Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 3017
Experience:  Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
47070024
Type Your Firearms Question Here...
Philip Van Cleave is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a 16ga HSBC & Russo Co, Chicago patent pending 1913

Resolved Question:

I have a 16ga HSBC & Russo Co, Chicago patent pending 1913 gun. Visited Flint Gun Shop in Flint, Indiana and could not find it in his gun book. Suggested I try looking for it as an antique. Any info on this gun?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for using Just Answer!

Are there any other markings on that gun at all? Is it a single or double-barrel? Remove the barrels and look for markings on the areas on the frame and barrels that were hidden when the barrels were attached.

If you have photos, you can attach them to your response using the paper clip icon.

Philip
Customer: replied 2 years ago.


The gun is at Flint Gun Shop now getting the firing pin fixed. The only other marking was a (if I remember correctly) Serial #197 with I think something like TK after it.


 


It's a single barrel.

Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 2 years ago.
Crescent Fire Arms Co. sold guns under the HSBC brand name (Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. was a hardware store based in Chicago, Il.)

You should have the Crescent Single-Shot shotgun. They have an exposed hammer, a pistol grip stock, and are chambered in either 12, 16, 20, 28, or .410 with 26, 28, 30, or 32 inch barrels and a variety of chokes.

Retail values for the 16 gauge model:

Excellent: $140-$205
Very Good: $100-$120
Good: $80-$90

I hope this helps.

Philip
Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor
Category: Firearms
Satisfied Customers: 3017
Experience: Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
Philip Van Cleave and 2 other Firearms Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Philip Van Cleave replied 2 years ago.
Barb,

Thank you for the positive feedback on your question about your HSBC shotgun. Please keep Just Answer and me in mind should you have any future firearms-related questions.

If you wish to send me a question directly, you can use this web address:

http://www.justanswer.com/firearms/expert-philipvancleave/

(No need to respond to this post.)

Philip

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • TOM308

    Gunsmith

    Satisfied Customers:

    3934
    15 YRS EXPERIENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT ARMORER
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/THT308/2010-08-28_025554_FROM_CAMERA_073.jpg TOM308's Avatar

    TOM308

    Gunsmith

    Satisfied Customers:

    3934
    15 YRS EXPERIENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT ARMORER
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PH/PhilipVanCleave/2011-6-28_63414_DSC00418.64x64.jpg Philip Van Cleave's Avatar

    Philip Van Cleave

    Firearms Instructor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2082
    Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bullsleyer/2010-8-10_20567_cropped_head_shot.jpg Bill's Avatar

    Bill

    Gunsmith

    Satisfied Customers:

    1915
    40 yrs. experience as master machinist/tool and die maker and gunsmith. I own and operate a tool and die shop and custom gunsmithing/gunmaking shop.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/WillyMcCoy/2010-10-02_150451_ken2.1.jpg Ken's Avatar

    Ken

    Gunsmith

    Satisfied Customers:

    2
    Licensed Gunsmith for 7 years, 8+ years Cowboy Action Shooter, Life-long Firearms Enthusiast
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERygedx0ho/2011-9-17_163042_JBphoto1.64x64.jpg Chasseur's Avatar

    Chasseur

    Importer and FFL.

    Satisfied Customers:

    45
    Business owner
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/HC/Hcallahanxx/2012-8-9_222949_pjclifford.64x64.jpg H.Callahan's Avatar

    H.Callahan

    Consultant

    Satisfied Customers:

    45
    Ex-Cop & Dept. Cert. Firearms Inst., Ex-FFL Dealer, Reloader
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AL/alfordap/2012-7-20_18440_photo.64x64.JPG alfordap's Avatar

    alfordap

    CEO/Film Consultant

    Satisfied Customers:

    36
    Owner/President Gun Shop, Consultant for Film and TV
 
 
 

Related Firearms Questions