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Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by dhask1515, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. dhask1515

    dhask1515 Member

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    Wondering if my 12 gauge, side by side, eared, shotgun could have damasus barrel. The date on it is apr 20 1915. The sn#b40789
     
  2. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    It could, but probably not. Riverside Arms was a house brand for Stevens,1915 to 1940.Source, Harley's Book.

    Remove the forearms and check the finish there for whether it's twist or damascus or real steel.

    As with ALL old forearms, checkout by a decent smith is imperative prior to use. This may have short chambers or other ills.
     
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    gun smith

    I didnt notice any twist. But you still recomend i take it to a gun smith
     
  4. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

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    Yes. It was made before I was born, and I'm old.
     
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    That shotgun will have short chambers I am sure. When you take it to a smith have him ream the chambers to accept contemporary ammo. I have the same shotgun. It's a dandy old gun. Use mild skeet loads or low brass field loads.
     
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