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Stevens used the Riverside name from about 1920-1945. It was a brand name used by Stevens for Montgomery Wards and other retailers. They still made some exposed hammer guns at least until 1940.
The Stevens division of Savage Arms made the Riverside guns from about 1916 to 1930. It was a second-tier gun to Stevens. Fit & finish may be a little rougher than those with the company name, but still a well built utility shotgun. It may have the equivalent Stevens model number marked on the ri…ght side of the receiver (5000, 5100, 311, etc), but they are all basically the same gun. If it is a single-shot, value would be in the range of $50-$75. A double would bring $150-$200, if an experienced gunsmith inspects and approves it. Of course, if it is not worn out/broken/rusted it is worth next to nothing and if like new it could bring more. Other notes: Are the hammers on the back of the action or mounted on the sides? The sidehammers are more attractive to Cowboy Action Shooters and decorators, but either a boxlock or sidelock of this era should still be useable. A 16 gauge will be harder to sell in many places. (MORE)
Diamond Arms was a trade name used Shapleigh Hardware for guns that were actually made by Iver Johnson of Fitchburg, MA, c. 1920-1950. These were utility guns. Prior to WWI Diamond Arms shotguns were Belgian imports. They would bring about the same prices, but strictly as mantle decorations. These a…re unlikely to be 410's. If it is a single shot it was probably manufactured by Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle works of Fitchburg, MA c. 1920-30's and would be worth $75 or less. If it is a double barrel, it is more likely to be by Crescent Firearms of Meriden, CT, c. 1893-1930 or J. Stevens Arms of Chicopee Falls, MA c. 1930-40. Value of a double may be $125-$200. Apparently .410's are getting popular with both shooters and collectors, so you may be able to double those prices. Answer What is the value of a 12 gauge (single shot) shotgun? The inscription on the receiver states; "Diamond Arms Company St. Louis"? Based on what we know, the shotgun is more than 75 years old. Answer Your answer is directly above your question. A single shot 12 gauge may be worth up to $75. Answer Diamond Arms shotguns were made by Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works for Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri c. 1900-1930. Retail value is $75 or less. Answer Most utility single shots go for $75 or less, but a .410 may bring as much as $150. However, this model was made for about 5 years on either side of the introduction of the 3" .410 shell, so if you are thinking of shooting it, have the chambers measured first. $150 is a fair price for a .410 model. Mine was a full choke; circa 1934, no serial number. (MORE)
Answer . \nThe 23rd edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values refers to Adco Sales Incorporated, located in Walburn, Mass. But AdCo had nothing to do with these shotguns. They import semi-automatic shotguns made in Turkey.\n. \nDiamond Arms Co. was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware of St Loui…s, MO, on shotguns imported from Belgium c. 1880-WWI or made by Stevens and Iver Johnson of Fitchburg, Mass., from about 1900-1940. (MORE)
Contrary to what some believe, Springfield Arms was never a subsidary company of Cresent Arms. Springfeild Arms, like Cresent Arms, were both bought out by Stevens/Savage. Unlike the Cresent, Springfield manufacturing continued after the buy out. Some clarification: Springfield Arms Co was absorb…ed by Stevens very early, before 1900. Stevens continued to use the Springfield name on certain models of shotgun. Savage absorbed Stevens around 1930 or so, and continued to use the Springfield name on into the 1980's, generally on guns sold to mass-marketers. Crescent Firearms was originally an independent manufacturer that was bought by the major wholesale HD Folsom, which also eventually was absorbed by Savage. (MORE)
Diamond Arms Co was a trade name used by Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri in the late 19th and early 20th century. It may have actually been manufactured by Iver Johnson, J. Stevens, or one of several Belgian firms. Parts will be hard to find. If you can identify it as a particular …IJ or JS, Numrich Gunparts can probably supply them. Otherwise, carry it to all the gunshows within a hundred miles and dig through bins of misc parts. I can certainly understand wanting to put Grandad's Old Gun back in working condition, but since these store-brand shotguns are not high-dollar collectables and seldom used as shooters, their value (other than sentimental value) is as a decoration. The cost of restoration or repair will probably exceed the gun's cash value. (MORE)
Answer . I just got through researching this for a friend. Found some on some gun auction sites. depending on condition, its worth is between $200 and $1,300. Answer . It really depends on the grade and condition of the shotgun. The Double Gun Journal has had several articles in the last 2 ye…ars which would allow you to identify where an individual example fits into models produced. I believe that a high grade model in excellent contition would bring over $4,000. I know of a sale during the last 12 months at $3,000. It was not the best of the available grades. (MORE)
%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Wautauga was a trade name used by the Whitaker, Holtsinger Hardware Company of Morristown, Tennessee on firearms they retailed. Folsom, a sportings goods distributor and retailer in New York, was probably the wholesaler. They did not manufacture any firearms but Crescent Firearm…s of Norwich, CT was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Folsom. Folsom also distributed arms made by a variety of Belgian firms. If you can find "ELG*" in an oval mark, probably under the barrel, it is Belgian, otherwise, most likely Crescent. Crescent operated from 1893 to 1932. Well, Jon, everything I told greyeagle applies to your gun, too. But, being a 410 makes yours worth about twice as much - about $100-$150 depending on condition. (MORE)
Western Arms shotguns Ithaca marked guns with the Western Armstrade name for Montgomery Ward and/or Sears Roebuck. Ithaca Gun Co.can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Office is locatedat: Ithaca Gun Company, LLC 901 Route 34B King Ferry, NY 13081Phone: 315.364.7171 Fax: 315.364.5134/( TH…IS ANSWER IS TOTALLYINCORRECT. WESTERN FIELD WERE MONTGOMERY WARD GUNS PRODUCED BYSTEVENS. WESTERN ARMS IS THE ECONOMY GRADE OF ITHACA PRODUCED 1929TO 1941.) (MORE)
%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Oxford Arms Company was a trade name used by the Crescent Firearms Company on shotguns made for the Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky, c. 1890-1920. It will not have a serial number. I have an Oxford 16 gauge side-by-side. It has a serial number. Take the barrels… off and it is in the slot that holds the barrels. Sorry, Danny, I should have said it MAY not have a serial number. Even if there is one, There are no records available to date these old utility grade shotguns. (MORE)
\n Oxford Arms \n. \nOxford Arms Company: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Belknap Hardware Company of Louisville, Kentucky. Folsom had guns manufactured by a subsidiary company, Crescent Arms, and also imported many from a variety of Belgian firms. …Value will be $50-$75 for a single shot or $100-$150 for a double barrel in "average used" condition. (MORE)
\n Answer \n. \nVulcan: Trade name used by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Edward K. Tryon Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Folsom was a retail/wholesale operation in NYC and the gun would have been manufactured either by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, or by one… of several Belgian companies, around 1900. If it is a boxlock with fluid steel barrels, it could be a $200+ shooter (if approved by an experienced gunsmith). If it has side hammers and damascus barrels, it should be a mantle decoration for $125-$150. (MORE)
Henry Arms Co. was a name used on shotguns distributed by H&D Folsom c. 1900. It may have been manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Meriden, CT, or it may have been imported from a Belgian maker. No relation to the famous Henry Repeating Rifles which were the forerunners of the Winchester lever action…s. Value is something less than $200 unless it is in like-new condition. A single shot would bring less than $79. That's what a new utility single shot sells for. Even though yours may be old, there is no collector interest. (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . If it was in new condition, it could be worth $200+, but since it's already worn, it may be worth only half as much (or possibly even less). As a collectable, re-finished/restored is equal to worn-out (no ORIGINAL finish remaining), so you won't be doing any monetary damage …to it. I'd suggest just cleaning the wood with a good furniture cleaner and the metal with gun oil $ brass wool. Whatever you do, don't attempt to have it hot-blued or you may find yourself with two single barrels. (You probably can't do that yourself anyway and a competent gunsmith should know better.). (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . Diamond Arms Company: Trade name used by the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri on shotguns they retailed. Probably manufactured by J. Stevens Arms, but possibly a Belgian import. Look for an oval around "ELG*". If it has it, it is Belgian, but most of thes…e imports stopped coming over when WWI started.\n. (MORE)
It should only cost a few dollars if it only needs the firing pinreplaced. Your shotgun is only worth $50-$75 as a shooter (but havethe gunsmith verify that it is safe) and about the same as adecorator (wouldn't need the firing pin anyway). So, economically,it's probably not worth the expense.
Sort of asking what a flat-head Ford is worth. I can guess that it is either a single or double barrel break action and in NRA Good condition. A single-shot would normally retail for about $50-$75 and a double $125-$150, but apparently .410's are getting popular with both shooters and collectors, so… you may be able to double those prices. Probably about $50-$75. (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . I have a full ckoke 168, Liege double barrel 12 guage shotgun. The serial # is 10003 and the model is a "Leader". I am looking for the approximent value of it or a way to find it out.. I have one also serial no. 19203, 12 ga. 30" F& IC. It has engraving and looks like. a Fr…ancotte. I have the same question!!! (MORE)
%DETAILS%%FOLLOWUPS% Eastern Arms was a trade name used by Sears Roebuck on firearms from a variety of manufacturers. The Model 101.7 shows in my cross reference list as being a Stevens 311. If it's a hammerless double barrel, that would be right. Guy - The stock from a Stevens 5000, 5100, 311, o…r several other models should fit. You may also find these models marked as Riverside, Springfield, J.C.Higgins, or Ranger shotguns. If your plastic buttstock is not broken, I might be interested in it. My Higgins 5100 still has the tenite forearm, but the buttstock has been replaced. 101.7 is the same gun as the Stevens 311. the code is 101-Stevens/ savage/fox . 103 marlin. sears owned the brand name e.a. , ranger, and a lot of the others (MORE)
Riverside was a brand name used by the J. Stevens division of Savage Arms around 1940-1960. Riverside Arms Co was in business in the late 19th and early 20th century. This company was acquired by the Stevens divisio of Savage Arms sometime prior to WW2. I have a Riverside hammerless flatback 12 ga w…ith a patent date of 1915, still a shootable gun. I have a friend who owns a Riverside with hammers, it also is a shootable gun. Answer I have a 16 ga. double with external hammers pat. feb. 10 1914 still shoots, however it is chambered for 2@9/16`` instead of 2@3/4``. Answer "Riverside" was a brand model shotgun produced by the J. Stevens Co. (which was bought out by Savage in 1920) - These were utility grade double barrel shotguns manufactured between 1877 and 1988. (MORE)
%DETAILS%. Answer . Mississippi Valley Arms Company: Trade name by the H. & D. Folsom Arms Company on firearms made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis, Missouri. \nFolsom was a sporting goods wholesale/retail business in New York City. The actual manufacturer of a hammerless double …would be their subsidiary company, Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT, between 1907 and 1930.. (MORE)
\n Eastern Arms \n. \nEastern Arms was a Sears Roebuck trade name. Manufacturers included Meriden Firearms, Iver Johnson A&C, Stevens/Savage Arms, and Crescent Firearms.
%DETAILS%. Answer . This name has been used by several companies, but most of the shotguns encountered with this name will have been made by Ithaca around 1930 - 1950. If your father only THINKS it is a century old, I would bet it is one of these. However if he KNOWS it is that old, I have fou…nd one listing that says the name was used by Bacon Arms but it does not say whether or not it was used on shotguns. All other references to Western Arms that I find are for handguns.. (MORE)
"Riverside" was a brand model shotgun produced by the J. Stevens Co. (which was bought out by Savage in 1920) - These were utility grade double barrel shotguns manufactured between 1877 and 1988.. If the serial number is prefixed with a letter it was manufactured after 1949. If there is no letter, …it was manufactured prior to that.. Thats the best I can do.. (MORE)
Try your local gunsmith. The Riverside is a Stevens shotgun. Ifyou can find out which model it is, you can probably find the woodat Numrich Gunparts
Even if only in fair condition, it is probably still worth$125-$150 as a mantle decoration, as long as it has all theexternal parts and isn't dripping rust.
Sold through Shapleigh Hardware, St Louis, c. 1890-1930. Mostlikely manufactured by Crescent Firearms, Norwich, CT. No serialnumber lists are available for Crescent Arms.
Answer . \nYour Eastern Arms would have been made by Stevens/Savage Arms without your mod. number I can't help you. please email me at email@example.com if you need further help. Thanks, Rick
Either made by Crescent Arms of Norwich, Ct, or imported fromBelgium by H&D Folsom of New York City. Probably between 1893and 1913.
Answer . \nI am also looking for information pertaining to BeeBe Arms Company and the vintage of a particular single barrel I have in my possession. Forearm serial #4763, barrel serial #224763, and butt stock serial #224763. The value of the piece would be interesting but I am more interested in …when this shotgun was manufactured. Thanks for any info you can provide. Dick (MORE)
Can't give you an exact date, but Stevens used the Riversidename from about 1920-1945 according to my notes.
An older used utility double barrel shotgun is worth around $200 if it is fully functional, but not in like-new condition.
Lefever arms company made shotguns from 1885-1916. After that Ithaca acquired the Lefever name. The Ithaca ones are generaly worth less. But I need more info from you. Serial # and other markings??? answer Can you give more info?? Any and all numbers and letters on water table. (flat area on rece…iver when the breech is open) Does it say "Lefever arms company" , "Lefever, D.M & Son" or "Ithaca" antwhere? yes lefever arms co. sn 47782 barrel no. 65955 patent no. 1872, 78, 80, 85, 86, 87 it says lefever arms company serial number 47782 barrel num. 65955 (MORE)
Excerpts from The Firing Line Forum and Firearms Forum Questions and answers from Shotgun Tom and WarPig: The 16-bore Syracuse gun was first listed in Syracuse Arms Company catalogs in 1901 (the 20-bore in 1902), and it was offered in all grades from Grade OO, the lowest, to Grade D, the highest; an…d ranging in suggested retail price from $30 to $475. Major manufacturing modifications to the frame and barrels occurred in 1902, and again in late 1903 or early 1904; therefore it is difficult for the novice to determine which variation of the Syracuse gun he may own. For assistance in this regard, I suggest you acquire back issues of the Double Gun Journal having articles on the Syracuse gun; as these articles represent the most comprehensive work done to date on the various models of the Syracuse gun and the Syracuse Arms Company. Small bore SAC guns (the 16 and 20) are not very common, as these models were introduced late in the life of the company; and it appears actual production had ceased by mid-1905 (certainly by 1906). Most 16-bore examples seen today are in Grade 0 and Grade 2, both plain models will a small flourish of engraving around the lock pins. The simplest way to determine grade is as follows: The Grade 0 will be roll-stamped "New Twist" for barrel steel type atop the barrels, the Grade 2 gun will have "Improved Damascus" roll-stamped atop the barrels, the Grade 3 gun will have the same barrel steel as the Grade 2 gun but will feature 40-50% line and scoll engraving coverage. The Grade A, A-1, B, C, and D guns will feature finer Damacus barrels for each grade or have optional Krupp barrels (Whitworth with the Grade D gun); and the engraving will be as follows: The Grade A gun will be engraved very similar to the style featured on the Grade 3 gun (line and scroll), the A-1 will have finer line and scroll work and two birds on either side of the frame, the Grade B will feature lots of fine scroll and a single pointing dog on either side of the frame, the Grade C gun will feature very fine scroll with full coverage and dogs and birds, the Grade D will feature the finest scroll with double dogs and birds and unique frame sculpting. Stocks for each grade become more elaborate as to carving and checkering patterns with finer pointed diamonds in the checkering panels. The highest grades are somewhat scarce and collectible, and will bring a decent price if in good original condition (although nothing remotely close to the prices paid for Parkers, Smiths, Lefevers, and Foxes). Low grades with little remaining finish have little value; although there is a limited collector demand for low grade SAC guns with lots of remaining original finishes and no aftermarket alterations. I hope you find this information somewhat helpful. Production records for the Syracuse Arms Company no longer exist, so there is no way to provide an exact shipping date on your gun. From personal research I can tell you the following: Triplet Steel barrels were first introduced by SAC on their Grade OO gun in 1901. Triplet Steel was SAC's moniker for the type of fluid steel barrels used on this grade gun; and they later used this same barrel steel on a limited run of Syracuse hammer guns introduced in 1904, but these were the only two models of SAC guns advertised as being available with Triplet Steel barrels. The frames of SAC guns were strengthened in 1902 (wider top strap and lengthened frame sides); and their top fastener modified to what SAC advertised as a "double cross bolt". This change occurred around serial number 24,500 (give or take a few numbers either way); adn based on that fact, I would speculate your gun was manufactured in late 1902 or early 1903. In 1902 and 1903, the Grade OO gun was the least expensive SAC gun and carried a suggested retail of $30; not an insignificant sum at the turn of the last century. Here is more from shotgun expert Russ Ruppel. I would believe these dates over the ones I posted above, as the website I found the others on had a bnch of information that is screwed up. Russ is a double shotgun historian and generally knows his stuff. [quote]I never heard of one marked "New Era" which was a hardware store brand name but I do have a speal on the Real Syracuse Arms guns: Syracuse Arms Company was founded by Frank Hollenbeck after he left Baker Gun & Forging Company in Batavia, New York, and returned to Syracuse in 1893. Between 1893 and 95 Frank had nine patents assigned to Syracuse Arms Co. The early guns are very tricky to take down, but Frank's patent number 523,813 for a "Movable Cocking Shoulder for Breakdown Guns" made this easier. After a couple of years Frank left to make bicycle seats but the company continued to operate until possibly as late as 1908. The earlier guns are marked "The Hollenbeck" and after Frank left in August 1895 they are often marked "The Syracuse." Syracuse Arms Company guns were made in two series -- the stock guns, which had grades designated by numbers 00, 0, 1, 2, and 3; and the special order guns which had grades designated by letters, A, A-1, B, C, and D. List prices in the 1902 catalogue ranged from $30 for the 00-Grade with Triplet Steel barrels to $475 for the D-grade with either Whitworth Fluid or Damascus barrels. Operating in the Syracuse area the company had access to some of this country's finest engravers in the Glahn family. I briefly owned a straight-gripped B-grade that had some of the best engraving (not in quantity but in execution) I've ever seen on an American gun. The ejectors for Syracuse Arms Co. were designed by George A. Horne and featured a cut-off to set them to just extract if wanted. Two excellent articles on Frank Hollenbeck were published in The Gun Report -- "The Syracuse Arms Company and Frank Hollenbeck" by the late A.C. Atterbury in the July 1988 issue, and "New Notes of Frank A. Hollenbeck" by H.J. Swinney in the September 1991 issue. I believe they sell back issues -- phone (309) 582-5311. ------------ I would only add that there were about 40,000 made total and value is from $100 for a low grade clunker to about $3500 for a top grade in mint condition of which only about 3 are extant. 20ga are scarce. [?quote] (MORE)
Answer . Kesslerr Arms Corp seems to have lasted only three years, 1951-53. A bolt action is unlikely to bring more than $100 even if still in like-new condition
Answer . \nDiamond Arms was one of the many house brand names used by Crescent Arms, which went out of business in 1932. Manufacture records have been lost, and dating is impossible. The 1905 date is the patent date, not the year of manufacture. These guns have never inspired collector interest, …and have value only as shooters. In excellent condition, it may be worth up to $200. (MORE)
I can get information on a Stanley Arms shotgun from my brother. He is never wrong, either.
I'm told Crown Arms Co, of Liege, Belgium, made a version of the Stevens 311 shotgun in the early 1900's. Mine is a 10 ga, double barrel with "Twisted Belgium" on it. Value is said to be in the $75 to $500 range, depending, of course on condition. The SN is found by opening the receiver. There is al…so a crown emblem there. . Answer . Unidentified Belgian maker circa 1900 (MORE)
Answer . It was a corporation, so it was owned by the stockholders, and manufactured guns in Silver Creek, New York.
Answer . \nHD Folsom did import shotguns from Belgium with the HJ STERLING brand name.
Answer . If it isn't marked on the barrel, take it to any store that sells shotguns. If you also need to know what length of shells it can use, take it to a gunsmith and let him measure the chambers.
How much is a 12 gauge double barrel shotgun sold by riverside arms company in chicopee falls Massachusetts worth?
This is another of the store names that were used by The Cresentfirearms Company,of which is the maker of your shotgun.Theseshotguns range in price from 45-120 dollars on today,s marketdependin on overall condition.
I just got a Kessler mdl 326 20 gauge shotgun, apparently Kessler made these bolt action shotguns from 1951-1953 before they went out of buisness. On the underside of the barrel their should be three numbers that will denote whether it is 51,52, of 53. In mint condition these guns are only worth abo…ut $150. Towards the end of production the quality fell sharply- the magazines would jam while loading. Fun guns though. (MORE)
The company was disolved in bankruptcy. Numrich Arms Company bought the remaining inventory of guns and parts. Marlin somehow seems to have acquired the rights to the "Lever-Matic" action.
Not much info out there on Kessler Arms Corp. What is known is that these guns were made from 1951 - 1953.
Yes, however any shotgun with a barrel length less then 18" is considered a "Short Barrelled Shotgun" and falls under the "National Firearms Act of 1934", which means the gun shop selling needs a special license from the Federal gov't, aka the BATFE to sell weapons like machine guns/Short barrelled …rifles and shotguns/suppressors/AOWs in addittion to the their regular Federal Firearms License. The buyer of a shotgun with a barrel of less then 18" will need to fill out a ATF Form 4 to get approval to buy an item that falls under the jurisdiction "NFA34" AND they'll need to pay a one time TAX of $200 to transfer the weapon. If they were to sell the short barrelled shotgun at some point in the future, another $200 transfer tax would be due.. Shotguns with a barrel length of 18"or more are not restricted in most States(CA/IL/parts of New England etc are different) and can be purchased by anyone over the age of 18 (Federal law), who is a US citizen, not a felon, nor have a misdemeanor domestic violence plea or conviction etc etc.. Hope this clears up your question. (MORE)
American Arms imported Spanish shotguns manufactured by Zabala Hermanos, Lanber, and Indesal. Italian shotguns were also imported and mfg. by Stefano Fausti (Models Silver, Waterfowl, and Turkey Special).
Sadly absolutely perfect condition, the value is only about $300 USD ranges in price between $35 - $300 depending on the shape of the gun.
Try gun shops, gun shows, want ads, for sale ads, pawn shops, garage sales, estate sales, on line auctions, Shotgun News, MidWay USA, Brownell's, egunparts.
This is the canned answer to the general question "how much is my gun worth". There is no way that this can be determined via a description of the firearm because condition of the item is critical to its value. In addition, whether the gun is considered to be modern or antique will significantly a…ffect not only its value but its saleability in some jurisdictions. The steps necessary to assess a firearm are to first Clearly identify the manufacturer and model of the firearm along with serial number and significant features. Many people choose to not report the full serial number but instead disguise the least significant digits i.e. 1234XX. Features such as finish, barrel length, custom engraving or carving, and stock material may be significant. It may be useful to consult some of the books on gun values such as "The Official Gun Digest Book if Guns & Prices", the "Official Price Guide to Antique and Modern Firearms", the "Standard Catalog of Firearms", or "Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms". All of these resources can provide information for identifying the firearm. The grading systems used to assign values are usually similar between the books although there can be differences. Once the firearm has been identified and condition determined, the "fair market value" can be assessed by consulting the internet market. AuctionArms.com and GunTrader.com can both provide input as to a gun's present market value. If gun shops and/or gun shows are available in your area, taking your gun in for professional inspection can be informative. Look for businesses or individuals who specialize or deal in that type of gun (take a Luger to a Luger collector rather than a shotgun collector). Remember that these people are in the business and will be looking for a "good deal" if one presents itself. Guns, like everything else, usually aren't worth as much as we would like but they can have appreciable value. Good luck. Bock442 (MORE)