How old is a Riverside Arms double barrel?
Riverside was a brand name used by Stevens for Montgomery Wards and other retailers. It was probably made soon after that patent date, but they still made some exposed hammer guns at least until 1940.
You have a double barrel side hammer old shotgun name on receiver is Hanover Arms Co is there a way to date it It was passed down from your great grandfather?
How old is a 12-gauge pump Riverside Arms shotgun made in Chicopee Falls MA with four numbers on the trigger guard which are not legible except first one which is a 7?
What is the value of a hammerless 16 gauge double barrel shotgun from Riverside Arms patented on April 20th 1915 in like new condition with seriel number X502?
well this guns a verry nice gun made by stevens.stevens made several diffrent types of should we say early 1880 till 1980[ hardware store shotguns]these old guns[1880 till1915]are worth more than later models.your gun is any were from 400 to 700. but in my opinion any gun over 90years old is worth 1000bucks
It depends alot on the barrel - very old shotguns may have a "damascus"barrel. To manufacture Damascus barrels, iron and steel ribbons were twisted together around a rod and heated in a forge (quick and cheap). They're fairly easy to identify by the irregular pattern of short, streak-like marks around the barrel. It might be harder to spot if it's recently been reblued, but you can usually look just inside the muzzle. Damascus barrels are…