80 years plus or minus...
It is worth what ever the market will bear.
The Riverside model number will be identical to the Stevens number.
What you have is a model 215 Riverside Double Barreled shotgun. There are only two models, the other one (315) has internal hammers. I recently obtained a model 215 and needed a new barell. I found a site that lists Riverside parts, but cannot vouch for them as I have not ordered yet. However, this is the only place I've found; It's Numrich Gun Parts Corporation. The link below will take you to the parts list for the Riverside double barreled shotgun. http://www.e-gunparts.com/products.asp?chrMasterModel=2680zDOUBLE%20BARREL&MC=
@ turn of the century or so, 50-100 USD or so
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 with 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.AnswerI 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.
No known sn data published. Most likely from turn of the century.
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Try your local gunsmith. The Riverside is a Stevens shotgun. If you can find out which model it is, you can probably find the wood at Numrich Gunparts
The riverside double barreled shotgun only came in two models, the 215 (exposed hammers) and 315 (internal hammers). From what I have heard, the 215 should take parts for Stevens or Savage model 215s. However, you can find Riverside parts at http://www.e-gunparts.com/products.asp?chrMasterModel=2680zDOUBLE%20BARREL&MC= A serial number not preceded by a letter indicated the weapon was manufactured prior to 1949. I'd bet (but only a small amount) there is a 3 or 4 digit number on the right side of the receiver which will be the Stevens model number.
I'm not sure of the value of your shotgun. I have a Montgomery Wards Hercules, double barrel shotgun, with external hammers. With all the research I have done it is a Stevens 217. I have been looking for a set of barrels for this gun. Can you describe your gun to me. Petter
Riverside was manufactured by Stevens, so if you can identify the equivalent Stevens model, you should be able to find hammers at http://www.e-gunparts.com/ Or if you still have one hammer (or a broken one) you can take it to a local gunshow and dig through bins of miscellaneous parts looking for a match.