Where does the Riverside Arms Co gun come from?
The receiver of the firearm is marked as “Riverside Arms Co” with an origin of “Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, USA.” Some readers may already know that J. Stevens Arms Company got its start in Chicopee Falls, MA and Riverside Arms Co. is indeed a house brand for them. The J. Stevens Arms Company got its start dating way back in 1864.
What kind of wood does Riverside Arms use?
The guns produced under the Riverside Arms Co. name were as functionally sound and capable as their more expensive, name-brand counterparts, but with less desirable wood, metal and finishes. For example, the stocks for most Riverside Arms Co firearms were either a cheap birch or beech nut wood with a simulated walnut finish.
How big is Gary Stevens 12 gauge shotgun?
As far as Gary’s specific shotgun, he has relayed to me that the barrel is now 30″ in length. Originally, his shotgun was likely a J. Stevens Arms Company Model 94 12 Gauge Single-Shot Break-Open copy. This means the barrel more than likely was 32″ long when it left the factory.
When was the Stevens Model 520 shotgun made?
This article relies too much on references to primary sources. The Stevens Model 520 was a pump-action shotgun developed by John Browning and originally manufactured by the J Stevens Arms & Tool Company between 1909 and 1916.
What kind of stocks did Riverside Arms use?
For example, the stocks for most Riverside Arms Co firearms were either a cheap birch or beech nut wood with a simulated walnut finish. The wood-to-metal fit likely was not pristine either, but these were a utility firearm; meant to be used and likely abused.
How many Model 520 30 shotguns were made?
Total wartime production of all Model 520-30 shotguns was 33,306 and all Model 620 shotguns were 12,174. After the war, the US military standardized both the Model 520-30 and the Model 620 and kept them in the inventory. They were used in the Korean War and as late as the Vietnam War.
Which is the best 12 gauge shotgun to buy?
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How big is the barrel of a goose gun?
This model featured an external hammer, weighed approximately 6 1/4 Lbs and had the adoring moniker of the “Goose Gun” because of the really long barrel. The first year of manufacture was 1929 so depending on exactly when this shotgun was made it could have either a 2 9/16″ or a 2 3/4″ chamber.
What’s the serial number on a JC Higgins 520?
Sears sold them as the JC Higgins Model 102.25 and Wards sold them as Model 30 SB562As during this period. Stevens stopped serializing shotguns in 1948 and there are a few 520As made in the last year of production without serial numbers. The highest serial number I have observed on a 520A is 86646.
When did the 16 gauge Stevens 520 come out?
A 16 gauge version was introduced in 1928 Sears’ catalogs and the 20 gauge came out in 1930. People seem to think that Stevens 520 production ended here or that only a small number of guns were made from remaining parts. This is absolutely not the case.