Re: Harrington & Richardson Bay state 410 Ga choke
there are no known serial number records for this model, but it is my opinion that this model with a "A" prefix to the serial number was manufactured in the 1930's.
BAY STATE & COLUMBIA BRAND NAME------------------------1916-1942
Single Barrel, Standard Size Frame, Top Lever Break Action, Barrel Lock is Non-Self Adjustable, Three Piece Take Down (Non-Removable Hinge Pin), 12, 16, Gauges & 410 Bore, Barrel Length of 26, 28, 30 & 32 inches, Walnut Pistol Griped Butt-Stock and Fore-Arm, Hard Rubber Butt Plate, Blue Finish, Available as Ejector Model Only, Weight 5¾ to 6 3/8 Pounds, Advertised as having Steel Barrel. This Model is a Brand Name Shotgun and also known under the following: NO.7 BAY STATE, NO.7 BAY STATE LIGHTWEIGHT GUN, NO. 9 COLUMBIA, NO. 9 BAY STATE and NO. 9 BAY STATE LIGHTWEIGHT
VALUE: 100%=$205 60%=$55
the small frame lightweight versions will usually bring at least a 10% premium.