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Greetings! I have recently acquired a Harrington Richardson 12 gauge single shot with the serial number A35xxxxx with the date Feb 27 1900. Is this firearm safe to be used with modern ammunition? Thanks! Also there is a slight lateral wobble in the barrel. Is this easily repairable? I found that by shimming the hinge pin with a single piece of printer paper that all wobble is gone.
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I guess the first thing to find out is dose your shotgun, take 2 1/2 shot shells or 2 3/4.
Lateral movement of the barrel is not a good thing and it appears that someone was pounding on the hinge pin.
The hinge pin should be removed and have a new one installed.
Thank you for the feedback, the gun chambers 2 3/4” shells without difficulty. Assuming it can be repaired, I have heard that some of these old guns are not safe with modern ammunition. Do you know anything about that?
 
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