Riverside arms SxS 12 gauge

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  1. CptnSnowball

    CptnSnowball New Member

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    Hi, I was looking through some of my grandpas old guns and came across a Riverside arms Co. SxS 12 gauge shotgun. It is hammerless and has a patent date of Apr. 20 1915 on side. The serial number is 10266. I did a little research and found people saying it is a model 315 and that riverside arms was owned by Stevens. I'm interested if anyone has any information about this shotgun like an approximate manufacture date. I don't think it's worth much but it looks like it would be a blast to shoot.

    Thanks,
    Cody
  2. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the information here - there's a pretty complete history of the J. Stevens Co. (which is who made it):

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=201945

    They aren't worth a great deal and I'm sure it would be fun to shoot. I suspect it would use 2 3/4" shells but you should double check that. It is highly unlikely that it uses 3" shells.
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