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Harrington & Richardson 12 gauge. whats it worth?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by diebog, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. diebog

    diebog New Member

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    hello, this is my first post and i recently inherited a 12 gauge single shot from my grandfather. the serial number is A18972, and on the side it reads Harrington & Richardson Arms CO. worcester mass. U.S.A. pat feb 20 & 27:00 Re-enforced breech. i tried taking a pic but it showed up to blurry. im going to try another camera later. the part where it reads fevb 20 & 27:00 im not to clear on, the stamping isnt very deep there. im positive it reads feb 20 & 27....the rest i believe says :)00) the top reads 12GA CHOKE ...........so if anyone has any in site on this that would be much appreciated.

    jeremy
  2. diebog

    diebog New Member

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    heres a few pics

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  3. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

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    this is a variant of the model 1908 meant for duck and goose hunting. this gun most likely manufactured in the late teen's. H&R stopped marking patent dates on their shotguns in sbout 1922 or so.

    H&R RENFORCED BREECH (AKA HEAVY BREECH)------1913-1942
    Single Barrel, Large Heavy Frame, Top Lever Break Action, Barrel Lock is Non-Self Adjustable, Three Piece Take Down (Non-Removable Hinge Pin), 12, 16, Gauges (10 gauge added in 1931 & 20 Gauge in 1933), Barrel Length of 30, 32, 34 & 36 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 7 to 7 3/8 Pounds. After 1931 Known as No.6 HEAVY BREECH MODEL but marked “RE-ENFORCED” on frame
    VALUE: 100%=$385 60%=$175 Add 15% premium for 10 gauge (seldom seen)

    bill
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  4. diebog

    diebog New Member

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    thanks bill i appreciate it. what is the best way to go about selling it?
  5. jamesjo

    jamesjo New Member

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    I know it is your shotgun, but I highly suggest that you keep your grandfather's shotgun.
    Seems the sentimental value should be worth more than the $ 150 - 200 you will get out of it.
    You may be very sorry later on.
  6. diebog

    diebog New Member

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    ya thats true. im just tring to find an excuse to buy a springfield xd 40. ill just keep it. thanks for the input.
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