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Gun value help

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fortwtlkqa, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. fortwtlkqa

    fortwtlkqa Member

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    Hey guys I'm just looking for some help for a friend. He recently retired and is selling stuff he doesn't need. His dad gave him a gun and he has no idea what he should try and sell it for. I'm not help either. It's a 16 Gauge Side By Side.

    On the left side of the gun it says:
    Riverside Arms Co

    Chicopee Falls MASS USA

    Patented April 20 1915

    On the right side it says:
    16 gauge

    I didn't see a serial number anywhere. The gun is in "decent" shape. You can tell it has been stored for quite sometime. Any idea's what he should try and get out of it?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Curt Kinsey
     
  2. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Are the barrels "fluid steel" or twist steel??? damascus??
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Curt, I sent you an email

    Lou
     
  4. twoatloweight

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    Riverside Arms was bought by J.Stevens around 1900 and production continued until about 1920.Value is in the eye of the beholder probably about what a 16 ga Stevens of that vintage will bring.
     
  5. g7777777

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    If the patent was 1915 one could assume it was produced between 1915 and 1920 -so my guess is smokeless powder

    Gene
     
  6. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    I think Riverside Arms was a brand made by Stevens in early 1900s.

    Unfortunately this is not something collectable in todays market, a 16 ga. Stevens might bring couple hundred dollars.
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    Wish it was a hammergun.. Anyone know if this was a Crescent under a different name???
     
  8. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't link Crescent to Riverside Arms, although Crescent did made many house brands in the same era, but I believe River Arms were made by Stevens. Either way, their values are about the same.
     
  9. g7777777

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    A couple of hundred of dollars might be high-

    Gene
     
  10. goatskin

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    Riverside Arms was a Trade Brand Name for Stephens. A few hundred dollars if it is in as good a shape as it look.

    He'd realise more value in trading it.


    Bob
     
  11. fortwtlkqa

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    Thanks for the help guys. I'll pass along the information to him. I really
    appreciate all the help.

    Curt Kinsey
     
  12. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Can't see enough but I think it's just a Savage 311 private labeled to Monkey Wards. Automatic safety?
     
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