feb 27 1900 shotgun

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by happy camper, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. happy camper

    happy camper New Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    Hi all I have recently come into possecion a 12 guage choke harrington & richardson shotgun. It is still in very good order. It has a date and serial number on it and would like to know approx value, date is feb 27 1900 and serial number is A325565. If anyone could give me any information on this riffle please let me know thankyou.
  2. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    mostly likely manufactured in the late teens to early 1920's. i believe by the mid 1920's H&R had stopped puting any patent date on their shotguns.

    MODEL 1908-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1909-1942
    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, 20, 24 & 28 Gauges, Barrel Length of 26, 28, 30 & 32 inches, Walnut Pistol Griped Butt-Stock and Fore-Arm, Hard Rubber Butt Plate, Frame
    is Case Hardened and Barrel is Browned, Available as Ejector & Non-ejector, Weight 5¾ to 6 3/8 Pounds, Advertised as having Steel Barrel
    First Variation- identifying features 2 ½ inch chambers, very slim and short Forearm--1909-1921
    Second Variation- identifying features, 2¾ inch Chambers, Slim Long Fore-Arm (24 & 28 Gauges dropped in 1923)---1922-1930
    Third Variation- 410 Bore added in 1925---------1925-1942
    Fourth Variation Known as No. 8 Standard the Model Name “STANDARD” is marked on Left side of Frame, Wider Fore-Arm-----1931-1942
    This Model was made available to the Mail-Order Trade as a Brand Name Shotgun Deduct 25 %
    VALUE: 100%=$195 60%=$55 the 24 and 28 Gauges are Worth a 25% Premium

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