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What year was a 12 gauge Riverside made if the only number VN 47 is behind trigger?


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2006-04-20 04:02:53
2006-04-20 04:02:53

Can't give an exact date, but Stevens used the Riverside name from about 1920 to 1945.


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Sorry- that is a serial number, and conveys no information. If the barrel is not marked, you need to take it to a gunsmith who will measure the chamber- not only for gauge, but for the correct shell length. Just because an unfired shell fits does not mean it is the correct shell. And it is not a rifle, but a shotgun.

What year was riverside, 12 gauge, single shot ,model 548 made

Might have been a serial number, might be an assembly number.

riverside arms co. split single shot gun

NO!!! A 12 gauge shotgun takes only 12 gauge shells. A 20 gauge shell would fall into the barrel and get stuck about half way to the muzzle. You would be in for a nasty surprise when you put a 12 gauge shell behind it and pulled the trigger!!!

Riverside Arms was a tradename used by Stevens and later by Savage. Would help to know what other markings are on the gun.

On the bottom of the receiver forward of the carrier port and trigger

On the bottom of the receiver forward the trigger

Can be found on the left side of the weapon just above trigger housing.

try looking at savage or Stevens shotgun diagrams. I found a firing pin for a 16 gauge riverside it was an old model 94 Stevens part

I have a 12 gauge shotgun with the numbers 4041 on it. It has a double barrel and double trigger and hammerless. Could someone tell me what year it was made?

Numrich or one of the other online parts dealers should have one, but you will need the model number, or good photos of it, and the gauge.

I have a 1913 model 16 ga riverside arms shotgun . all it says , is the date made and company so on mine there is no ga. indication .

Savage/Stevens made a lot shotguns with the Riverside name and Browning patented a lot of guns, features, and improvements. Give a model name or number and describe the action (automatic, slide, etc) and we may be able to give a ballpark estimate.

I'm not sure if your trigger is new or if your serial number is wrong. The gold trigger wasn't produced until the late 50's once the Japanese produced the Brownings but your serial number would put your gun as being made somewhere between 1903 and 1939.

try looking at the pressure gauge on the side of the trigger body

You need a gunsmith, and not WikiAnswers for this one. Sorry-

Riverside Arms is a brand name used by the J Stevens Arms Co. on many good quality shotguns. The value depends on model, gauge, and condition. There is little collector interest in single barrel shotguns. Information about J Stevens Arms apply to Riverside Arms Co.

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