H+R Topper M48. Age +Worth

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Frmndan9, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Frmndan9

    Frmndan9 New Member

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    Jan 2, 2011
    I have a Harrington and Richardson Arms Co, Topper M48 from Worchester Mass. with Model #H57288. I would like to know how old it is and what it would be worth.
     
  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    1947 production year ('H' prefix). Depending upon condition and gauge - RETAIL value will run between $50 for a poor example in 12 ga. up to as high as $175 in excellent/As new condition in 28 ga.
     

  3. Frmndan9

    Frmndan9 New Member

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    Jan 2, 2011
    Its a 12 guage in pretty decent shape. Thank you for your reply.
     
  4. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Frmndan9,
    You're welcome and thanks for thanking.
     
  5. fuzzy0947@yahoo.com

    fuzzy0947@yahoo.com New Member

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    Jan 26, 2011
    i have a 20 guage h&r my father gave it to me when i was young he said it was my grandfathers its still in good shape wounder what it might be worth, & how old could it be.it has a j7060 on the barrel.
     
  6. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    fuzzy,
    'J' indicates manufacture in 1949. If it is the standard "Topper" single barrel, or equivalent - values will be pretty much the same as quoted above in post #2 - in 20 ga Mod choke (add about 10 bucks for full choke) poor to fair - $55 - $65 up to EXCELLENT $115 to $135 - higher if As NEW IN BOX w/ box and papers - add $25. Most sell for less than 90 bucks.
     
  7. diablomortis

    diablomortis New Member

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    Oct 27, 2011
    i am lookin at gettin a H&Rtopper model 12 ga serial number BB494544 not wantin to pay to much needs a firing pin and not sure what else
     
  8. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    BB = 1984. These will "top out" around $130 in EXCELLENT condition - if it needs a firing pin and "some" other parts - I'd offer $60 and buy for $75 - but only IF, the wood and metal are in decent condition and not too badly worn or chipped, cracked etc. You can find NIB Topper SB-1 12 ga, on sale in the big box stores for $150 to $170.
     
  9. diablomortis

    diablomortis New Member

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    Oct 27, 2011
    where can i find a firing pin for it and is it a quality gun
     
  10. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Parts are available at www.e-gunparts.com - this is the Numrich/GPC site. Click on H then Harrington & Richardson then scroll down to shotguns and click on Topper or model 158. I'd go there and get the exact page for you - but I'm having a real slow down on my DSL tonight due to something and can't connect with that site.

    The Topper models were/are utility grade shotguns. They are strongly made, have self-adjusting lock-up and fairly simple but robust actions. I'd say they are a good "quality" for the price - nothing fancy, but usable with hundreds of thousands sold and still being sold under the Remington / Marlin ownership.
     
  11. diablomortis

    diablomortis New Member

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    Oct 27, 2011
  12. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

    Apr 20, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    You're welcome - thanks for thanking.
     
  13. boskind

    boskind New Member

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    Jul 2, 2012
    hi there!!

    can someone maybe please tell me the age of an Topper M48 - I23379?
     
  14. Sprint

    Sprint Member

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    Mar 29, 2011
    boskind,

    Your shotgun serial number indiates 1948 manufacture.

    Sprint
     
  15. ricknew

    ricknew New Member

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    Aug 12, 2012
    Yes I'd like to see how old my H&R topper m48 16 ga #j3936 is ,thanks
     
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