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Offline Bishop Creek

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Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« on: March 19, 2016, 05:50:26 PM »
Nothing special about this one, it's a "hardware store" shotgun made by Stevens and marketed under the name Riverside Arms. It is a 16 ga with 30" fluid steel barrels and outside hammers. According to the serial number, it was made in 1927. I used to hunt quail and dove with it but mainly use it for home protection now. Due to its age, I only shoot black powder English made felt wad Gamebore shells in it, though 16 ga is getting harder and harder to find in both smokeless and black powder.


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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 06:04:16 PM »
Good looking shotgun, very similar to the WH Baker designed New Baker Shotgun.  I enjoy shooting the old shotguns as I find the lore of the double gun very satisfying.

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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 06:17:53 PM »
Me too Strawhat. I used to shoot this one too, but sold it about a dozen years ago. It also was a 16 ga. For the life of me, I can't remember the maker but do recall that it was made around 1906.


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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 08:36:56 PM »
Stevens bought out Riverside around the turn of the century and used the name IIRC until the early 30's. I have a Riverside box lock and the insides are nothing like a Stevens.

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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 09:10:17 PM »
Very nice examples! Thanks for sharing!
I was not aware that commercially loaded BP shotgun shells were available.
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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2016, 06:52:05 PM »
Very nice examples! Thanks for sharing!
I was not aware that commercially loaded BP shotgun shells were available.

Buffalo Arms offers black powder shells in both 10 and 12 gauge:

http://www.buffaloarms.com/Black_Powder_Shotgun_Ammo_pr-4273.aspx

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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2016, 07:57:48 PM »
Good to know. Thanks, BC!
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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2016, 07:54:31 AM »
It is a nice looking shotgun Bishop. She is in better shape than any of the antique shotguns that I use. Most of mine are single shot.

One of these days, I am gonna start looking for a nice and clean double like yours. Thanks for taking the time to put up the pics and text.

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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 12:40:48 PM »
You're welcome. I do like the double guns. I take this one out once a year just for fun and fire at water jugs with it.

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Re: Riverside 16 ga hammer double
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2018, 08:43:43 AM »
all of these dbl shot guns seem to point just like a rifle when you shoulder them. the point of aim is phenomenal.