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Old October 6, 2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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River Valley Arms???

I spoke to a guy that wants to sell a double barrel shotgun, it is dated 1914 and is a River Valley Arms. Is that a Stevens???
Any idea what they're worth?
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Old October 6, 2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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It could be Stevens, Iver Johnson, Meriden Firearms or any of several other makers of guns who would put any name you wanted on a gun if you bought enough of them. Such names are generally referred to as "proprietary house brands." My best guess would probably be Meriden Firearms who used to make a lot of guns for Sears.

I wouldn't pay more than a hundred bucks for it if it's in decent shape.
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Old October 6, 2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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I can't match it up to any other maker, including Stevens.

I'm more inclined to think it may be a Crescent, but without pics it's hard to pin down.

In any case, it's not a Parker in disguise and worth a couple hundred at best.
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