Riverside 520 Takedown


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Hunterdad
October 27, 2013, 01:41 PM
I've had this for a little over a year and am just getting around to looking at it. It's a Riverside Arms Takedown 12ga.

The only marking on the receiver is on the right side and it says:

RIVERSIDE ARMS CO.
Chicopee Falls,Mass. U.S.A.

It's the double humpback model with the trigger guard safety.

Serial # is 65xx B

It originally had a 30" fixed choke barrel on it but there was a bulge about 7" from the muzzle and the muzzle had a small dent in it. So, I did what any man would do and cut the barrel to ~18.5".

I know finding a date of manufacture is pretty tough. I was hoping someone could give me maybe a date within 5 years.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Adam

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rcmodel
October 27, 2013, 02:05 PM
It's a Stevens 520.
Riverside Arms was a trade name used by the J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company.

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I would gustimate it was made in the 1920's, as your double hump receiver was phased out to a single hump receiver which looked more like an A5 Browning about 1930.

rc

Hunterdad
October 30, 2013, 04:55 AM
Thanks man.

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