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Info on Riverside Arms shotgun

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by GHydrick, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. GHydrick

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    I just found this site while trying to find info on a double barrel shotgun my wife has. All I can find on it is Riverside Arms Company,Chicopee Mass. USA Patented April 20, 1915. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    best i can tell it was made my Stevens arms. Under the name Riverside.

    it was probably made for someone like sears that would have a guns made under a private lable i have several like that a few western auto Marlins i have a triumph shot gun that i think was a stevens made for montgomery wards.
     
  4. Buck Kramer

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

    Just found this
    I give credit where is is due I found this on shotgunworld.com by Ned Fall
     
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    At one time there was a separate entity called Riverside Arms, the company was purchased/acquired by Stevens Arms Co. around the turn of the 20Th century. It was indeed a "trade Name" but one owned and used by Stevens for discount guns { the same way Marlin used the name Glenfield }. Rather that risk it's reputation by selling a cheaper and less well finished gun , they simply used the Riverside name. Riverside is indeed Stevens Arms Co.
     
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    Riverside was used by Montgomery Ward as a trade name on many of their products; I don't know if those guns were made for Ward's or not, but usually when a company built up loyalty to a brand name, they used it for more than one product.

    Jim
     
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    I could be wrong, been wrong before, but the name Riverside Arms Co. was owned and registered by Stevens, so if it was used on firearms { or other products }other than Stevens, it was with their permission and they received compensation for it.:) Just to try and keep my foot out of my mouth ( my socks taste funny ) I researched on 4 different code lists, all say owned and used by Stevens:)
     
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    No argument, but MW used the Riverside name on tires and other automotive parts and, IIRC, even an Italian (Benelli??) motorcycle. I would assume that "Riverside Arms Co." was protected, but I am not sure the name "Riverside" itself would be, at least on products having nothing to do with guns.

    Jim
     
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    That could very well be, after I posted I was thinking along the same lines. Riverside is a pretty generic.
     
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