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This is the Harrington and Richardson building. A gun making factory. They used to test the machine guns there while I was playing baseball at Beaver Brook park. You could hear them firing. Around 1969.
Brian Martin - Report this comment
This was a fine building. I was told once that during WW2 there were searchligts on the roof. It was being razed for a Burger King that never hapenned. It was even getting a second chance as the bottom floor was renovated for hip clothing store etc. In the picture above there is/was a Mister Donut to the left that would be closed for renovation constantly yet it never changed... Behind the white pick up was a pancake place (Holiday pancakes?) that my family went to after Church in the 70's. The back lot had a tiny Al-Bums for a few years too. I now own a few rifles and pistols that were made there including a stunning 45.70 rifle.
Don Latino - Report this comment
It was actually Harrington & Richardson.
John E McAuliffe - Report this comment
I brought some captured pistols home from the war in Germany 1945. I brought them to Harrington and Richarson to test fire them.One was a Polish 9mm.Walthum. quite similar to the US .45 pistol.Many of our M-1 Garand rifles were made at H & R. for use in WW-2.
whipaway- August 25, 2007 - Report this comment
Some of the factory addresses that H&R used: * Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., 243 Park Ave Worcester, Mass * Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., 320 Park Ave Worcester, Mass * Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., 439 Park Ave Worcester, Mass * Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., 484 Park Ave Worcester, Mass
whipaway- August 29, 2007 - Report this comment
If you are a former employee of H&R, please add any info, pictures, trivia, lore, stories etc, to the wikipedia site.
raymond.w.wyman- December 02, 2007 - Report this comment
when i enlisted in the army....my m-16 was made in the worcester harrington richardsons plant
ford man- March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
i have an old pistol just wandering how old it is it was left to me by my grandfather it is a nickle plated 5 shot has h&r on top of barrel and says auto ejecting 38 s&w ctge. on side of barrel black plastic grips cant seem to find out much about it thanks
Brad- March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I have recently been given a H&R, 4" barrel length, .38 S&W CTGE thats located on the left side, serial #71059, 5 shot. I would like to know the history of these pistols and if the police or army used them for their services. Can modern ammo be used in this pistol? Why is it Hammerless? FYI on this pistol. This is my Great Grandfathers service pistol while he was a security guard in Canada. He passed away and left the pistol to my grandfather, and he used it on his farm to uthanize animals and scare away predators. My fahther and uncle used it for target shooting. It is the only possession left of my Great Grandfather.
Rick L- March 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Can any one tell me about H & R worchester Ma. marked hand cuffs --- and leg shackles ??? Dates in production values & key availability etc. Thanks Rick rlangz@yahoo.com
Debbie G- June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
This is what is inscribed on the top of the barrel: Marrington & Richardson Arms Company Worcester, Mass USA Pat(?) 4'87 May (?) & august 6'89 April 2'96 April 7 1896 35322 is engraved on inside of one grip handle. Inside removed grip is 1 ace of spades and the initials C.T. On inside of other grip is 1 ace of spade and scratched in is 1924. I have had this pistol for over 10 years. Don't know any more about it. Any one any ideas?
Dewey Hockett sr.- June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a H & R arms 922 pistol Serial number 180951 . Looking for year made belong to Grandfather
Pamela Keaton Tolley- July 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a H & R 12 guage Serial # 159473 Patent 2 20 1900. Can anyone help with a value or any other information on this gun. My dad has had this gun for as long as I can remember as a little girl I am now 49y. My dad died in 1994 and any information about this gun went with him. Thanks for any and all information. Pamela pkt59@yahoo.com
Dan W- July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for date of manufacture and value of---5 shot barrel break down , blue steel 38cal revolver. On barrel reads " Harrington & Richardson Arms co., Worcester Mass USA. " " Side of barrel 38 S&W CTGE. This is a hammerless revolver."
steve A- August 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a H & R "22 SPECIAL" ( marked on left side of the 6" barrel)a rounded rib on top marked Harrington & Richardson Arms Co.Worchester, Mass U.S.A. and a brass, rounded sight at the end of the barrel. The right side of barrel has 22 long rifle C.T.G. The cylinder (double-action) has Pat.1904730 & under that pat.2034632. It is blued, top-break auto eject 9 shot serial # is 587298 and the grip is a large one-piece checkered dark wood, it also appears to have the original leather holster. Any Info would be greatly apprieciated. It was a Gift from family e-mail is "all.stead1@verizon.net"
Ron S- September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a H & R 38 Special Revolver. Marked on top with Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., Worchester, Mass U.S.A. Patented Aug 6, 1889, October 8, 1895. Serial number on bottom of grip - 198185. I would like to know the date it was manufactured.
Stephen Turner- October 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I recently purchased a 38 caliber H&R Double Action revolver. Markings are THE AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION, H&R Arms Company, Worcester Mass. USA. Serial Number under hand Grip is 4989. 5 shot cylinder. Wanting to know manufacture date if possible and possibly value. Pistol is in fair condition, chrome plated and nothing apparently broken or missing Stephen Turner annd2302@yahoo.com 405-373-4149 Oklahoma City, OK
dgrassi@maccormac.edu- October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a gun just like yours, Mr. Turner. Havent been able to find out much about it either. Any reply to your inquiry regarding manufacture, value?
rj rio- November 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a H&R 7 shot revolver dated october 8,1896 looking for info and value.
Rohmell Brills- November 28, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a wikipedia page with more information about Harrington & Richardson history and its products.
lwh123@att.net- December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a old 1906 22Cal. revolver and need history letter if posible.
swan751@aol.com (Tom)- December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
HELP!!!!! I came across this 6 shot Top Break H&R 22 LR, SINGLE ACTION Revolver, 6.25 inch barrel that is shiny as a mirror inside. On the left side if the barrel is says "H.&R. "EUREKA" SPORTSNAN NO.196". It has a SUPER LOW SERIAL NUMBER...3 digits and in the 180's. Shoots incredibly accurately. Does anyone know where I can get more info on this gun? Maybe be able to trace the Serial # to see when it was made or what it might be worth? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.......Tom
Terry- December 31, 2008 - Report this comment
My Dad had a H&R 32 Cal VICTOR.....any idea of age and available ammo.....hasn't shot in over 70 years....is it safe and how can I confirm?
stacyjane1234@aol.com- January 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I found a Harrington & Richardson pistol in the wall of my house when we were doing remodeling. It has patents Oct. 4, '87, May 14 & Aug. 6, '89, April 2, '95 and April 7, 1896. The serial number on the bottom is 46685. It is self cocking, holds 5 rounds, 2 1/2" barrel. If anyone knows any info, please let me know. Thanks.
Homer Caldwell- January 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I have an H&R "22 special" seven shot. Top of barrel says where it is made, right side,22 long rifle ctg. The cylinder has either 066 or 990. I remember shooting this when I was a kid,60 years ago but I don't know when it was made. I f anyone knows could you let me know?
Dan Hamer- February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a H&R 922 with serial number 161947 and was wondering what is the manufacture date and value ? my e-mail is djdhamer@sbcglobal.net any info would be appreciated . thanks
K. Nix- February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I have an H&R 410 Handy Gun Serial number 52266 can anyone give me any information about it please?
T quinn- February 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a h&R 22 cal. revolver model #686. I have two cylinders, one is 22 long rifel and one is 22 mag. The barrel is blued but the body is motteled. If any one knows anything about this gun please inform me. It was made ingardner mass. My adress is timmyquinn12@hotmail.com
Tony R- February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found an HR922 pistol, serial number 170461 with leather case embossed with US in an oval on the flap. I believe it is an old Army pistol. Can anyone tell me about when it was made and what it is worth? trimkus550@yahoo.com Please subject pistol so it does not get deleted.
JIM BODNAR- March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I HAVE SHOTGUN SINGLE BARROW BUCKNELL PAT DEC 11 1900 SERIAL NO M 299 CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS GUN THANK YOU BODNAR 420atnetzero. com
jim- March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
i have h r 12gage shotgun usa pat feb 20 27 1900 pat may 14 1901 ser 25740 need info on this gun bodnar420atnetzero.com
Mary- April 04, 2009 - Report this comment
We have a 22 rimfire, double action pistol and would like to get some history on it. The serial number is 184415.
Jim- April 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My dad is getting old and is giving me some of his things. He just gave me my Great Grandfather's old H&R Victor No.1 7 shot 22 single action revolver. It still is in good shape with the chrome finish showing some slight wear. Looking around for information on the net and ran into this site. The pistol looks to date around the 1880's Wish there was more information available. Anyone find anything about the old Victor No. 1 please let me know, thanks (vadx295@aol.com)
Louis Dunlap- June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a chrome finish 32 Cal six shot H&R Worc. Mass USA with Model 733 32 S&W on the barrel. It has black handels with a serial number of AL45356. Looking for ANY information on this hand gun,if so please contact me at lou9233@sbcglobal.net Thank You
mike- June 15, 2009 - Report this comment
i need info on a gun that reads victor no 3 may 23 1876 5 shot round barrel wooded hand grips has a # under the grip on the mental part of the gun 361
john- June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
i have a H&R american double action 32. Looking for info on date and available ammo?
jim sadowski- June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Remember the sounds of H&R as we often road past the factory in the 1950's and 19560's. Always noise of machines 7 days a week on 3 shift's, making parts and once in a while the gun fire testing sounds. A best friend Raymond Morris worked there after graduation from Wentwort Institute, I sure would like to hear from him. If you know of Raymond please contact me at jim28518@yakoo.com
k dog- July 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I HAVE A 12 GUAGE H R SERIAL 142701 IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME WHAT I HAVE I WOUND BE GREATFUL?
jack- July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
To bad Worcester MA didn't get the old factory building put on the national historic registry. That building should have been saved since it holds a great American historical significance.
marc- July 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i have an harrington&richardson model 733 five shot top break .32 s&w nickel plated wanting to know something about it.please help!
jim sadowski- July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
to "Jack" july 19,2009 Yup the building should have been saved. But then again was it a safe secure structure? I miss it, but have memories of the test fires when driving down Park Ave on a Sunday night. If anyone knows of Raymond Morris who worked at H&R Please, Please let me know jim28518@yahoo.com
bmatzke128@hotmail.com- September 05, 2009 - Report this comment
i got a Harrington and richardson arms company worcester mass usa model 120-16 gauge i was wondering if any one knows where i can find a new stock and some info on this gun thanks bmatzke128@hotmail.com
Bill B- September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My grandfather left me a H&R young american double action revolver marked a VICTOR over the cylinder and under that 38 S&W 38 CTG with a serial nr on the butt of 5226 or 522e the last number is worn. I can find no date data on the VICTOR model they were apparently made between 1884-1941. Does any one have date of production data?
joeb- September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a H&R old Army 38 (5shot) break down revolver. I was oiling the gun and took the cylinder off. I can not get it back on. Is there a trick or method
RickReyV@gmail.com- October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I Want to TRADE TWO(2); 32s&w nickle plated top-break hammerless, 5 shot revolvers, one working (sans trigger return), the other mostly in pieces, togeather with ALL the brand new replacement parts from Numrich for the one in pieces, and a new trigger return spring for the revolver that fires. One has excellent finish the other is OK. I thought it would be a breeze to repair (having worked on several S&W) but I am not comfortable with it now that they are in hand.
gijoe41nfl@cfl.rr.com- October 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a Harrington & Richardson 38s&w ctge top break 5 shot revolver..serial number 474096..It says worcester massachusetts usa.its in very well condition and i now use it as my carry weapon..but needing to know what yr? it was possibly made..can anyone help please..thanks gijoe41nfl@cfl.rr.com
Larry Collins- October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a 22 cal.LR 9 shot revolver #922 serial number F7746 can anyone tell me when it might have been made and maybe value.You have to take cylinder out to load and unload good condition. lk2020@msn.com
broken14us@yahoo.com- November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
H&R "target" model top break 22cal pistol can anyone tell me anything
Billy Eldridge- November 12, 2009 - Report this comment
have an H&R 923 9 shot 22 pistol trying to find out what year . Just wandering how long the company has been closed
REBECCA- November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I HAVE A 922 WITH SERIAL NUMBERB6974. CAN ANYONE TELL ME ANYTHING ABOUT IT? REBECCA.T.FOSTER@GMAIL.COM
D. Zentmayer- December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a H&R "Young America" 22rim fire 7 shot pistol-Serial #279287. My great grandfather owned a bar in Carteret NJ and the gun was given to him by a patron who had no money. Any info on this would be appreciated. Thank You! dnjz@windstream.net
J McPherson- December 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I have an H & R 22 Rim Fire 7 shot top break auto ejecting revolver, 2" barrel that was owned by my great grandfather. Any info on this handgun would be appreciated. Thank You! johnmac47@msn.com
S. Williams- December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a H&R 410 "STANDARD" No. A968921 it's also stamped "not English make". Also marked, Made in USA 410 GA CHOKE then various other stamps. It's in good order it was my Grandfathers. Any information about age? or rough value would be much appreciated.
J. Willbanks- January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an H&R 22 Rim Fire 7 shot serial # 154903 on the top it says Trapper Model. handgrips have serial# 671 i would like to know when this gun was made and what it is possibly worth? I cant find anything out about it.
j.wright- January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
i have a 20gauge single shot shotgun. it was from my father. i would really like to find out the age of it. it has a number on it. that number is:370422. if anyone can tell me how to find the age of this gun,i would really appreciate it. you may contact me @ cowboypilot3699@yahoo.com
L. Christensen- March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Harrington Richards 44 caliber rifle or shotgun single shot. The only thing is says on it is patent Feb.20 and 27 1900. another patent says May 14, 1901. I would like to know if it is a rifle or shotgun. The serial no. is 496. If anyone would know, my e-mail is larry_dora@bresnan.net Thanks
Ray Girard- March 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a 38 s&w 5 shot break open.has many patent dates across the top of the barrel.Does the last to digits of the serial number mean the year it was made? If anyone knows about this please contact me my email is speedrayser@yahoo.com thank you...Ray
R Warns- April 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I picked up a H&R The American Double Action 5 shot .38. It is missing the cylinder pin, anyone know where I can get one? The gun is nickle plated,black grips and a round barrel. I took off the grips and the only number I can see is ...45 scracthed into the inside of one of the grips and 45 stamped in side, covered by the grip. Anyone know anything about this gun? I believe the round barrel makes it kind of early.
M Rollins- April 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I recently acquired a H&R model 922 .22 revolver. It is missing the grips and I was wondering if anyone out there knew where a person might find some grips for this thing. email me @ xxstroker_acexx@yahoo.com
R Stone- April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a h&r 10 gauge single shot is it safe to shoot 3 1/2 inch
Jon Normand- May 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a H&R sportsman single action top break nine shot revolver with ss#S3275 looking for hinge screw & joint screw stud if anyone can help my E-Mail is normandtinman@cox.net
c vincent- July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a 410.44 cal. single shot s/n a42xxx, Pat. Feb.27,1900. I am looking for a screw that holds the lever in place. the lever unlocks to load or eject spent shells. Thanks tencwa7700@aol.com
lloyddogg@att.net- August 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a .32 caliber S&W CTGE Pat.# Oct. 1895 from Harrington& Richardson Arms Co. Worceshter Mass. Serial# 179733.Also on the handle is a symbol of a target. Don't have any other information. Is this piece has any value. Please Contact me. I Would like any feedback. Thank You
body_mind_altercation@yahoo.com- August 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an H&R arms co. auto. ejecting 32 S&W has two patent dates first is august 6, 1889 the second is october 8, 1895 the serial# is 250403 I was trying to find out the value of it, even though I have no plan on selling it, seeing that it was aquired from my grandfather...would just like to know as much about it, and the approx. value. Thanks, Matt
COYOTE MIGNAULT- September 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked in the early 60's across the street from H&R plant . While working the night shift making donuts for the Assilian Family the owners Colonial Donut Shop I found the workers of H&R to be very proud of there work and there country.
lmh1963@verizon.net- October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been given a Harrington & Richardson 16g choke shot gun with the #'s A962650 on it. It also says it's from Worcester MA and the model name of Bay State...can anyone help me with any information about this gun. I have tried everywhere to no avail.
jessie james- October 24, 2010 - Report this comment
jtjam1008@cox.net my dad gave me a Harrington & Richardson arms co. Worc. mass stamped on the barrel 12 gauge shotgun bolt action full choke model no.343 gamester. If anyone has any info. please email me.
Allen- October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a nicle plated revolver . The only numbers are hiden under the grip 1878 . there are no other numbers on it anywhere else . Can you tell me anything about this pistol ? it was my uncle's who died 5 years ago and we would just like to know more about it and it's history . My E-mail is tammylauer1073@yahoo.com Thank You.
tracjak83@iowatelecom.net- November 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My father in law game me a gun. The imprinting on top says: Harrington & Richardson Arms Company Worchester Mass USA PAT Oct 8 1895 On the left side of the barrel is says: Premier 22 Rim Fire Bottom of butt: 203338 The gun is nickleplated top break 7 shot. Any info would be appreciated
Bernie Wells- November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I found this in my dads house after he passed away. A 38 ? caliber H&R Double Action revolver. Markings are THE AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION, H&R Arms Company, Worcester Mass. USA. patd oct45h 1887. Serial Number under hand Grip is 9702. 5 shot cylinder. Wanting to know manufacture date if possible and possibly value. Pistol is in fair condition, chrome plated and nothing apparently broken or missing.
Bernie Wells- November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss spoke, the writing on top of the barrel says Harrington & Richards Arms Company Worcester Mass USA oct 4 DH 1887 Serial Number under hand Grip is 9702. 5 shot cylinder. Wanting to know manufacture date if possible and possibly value. Pistol is in fair condition, chrome plated and nothing apparently broken or missing.
Bernie Wells- November 09, 2010 - Report this comment
Bernie107@aol.com UGH Sorry!
Mike Reeves- November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a Harrington and Richardson single shot .410 shotgun I inherited from my grandfather at his death in 1973,I'll never get rid of it but pass it on to my kids or grandkids. I have always wondered what the possible date of manufacture was knowing that a patent date doesn't necessarily mean a manufacture date. On top of the barrel is 410-44 cal,on the side of the breech is "Harrington & Richardson Arms Co.Worcester,Mass.USA. Pat. Feb.27,1900.,on the botton behind trigger gaurd is the number poorly stamped and worn from use is 27663.I know from research that Harrington & Richardson is not a valuable gun other than sentimental value in my case. Just looking for information from someone if possible, thanks, Mike Contact: mr59triumph350cc@aol.com
CtcRunner- November 28, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a 9-shot, J C Higgins model 88, 22LR revolver, SN#583880 that I purchased new about 1955. These guns were made by Harrington & Richardson for Sears. The hammer has the tip of the hammer broken and it will not fire. Do you know of a Texas gunsmith that can repair or where to get parts.
Barnard Baily- January 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Have a shotgun, reads on the L side "Harrington & Richardson Arms Co. Worcester, Mass.U.S.A.Pat.Feb.22 & 27, 1900. Has anyone heard of this model? Value??
dennis- January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
H&R 12 Ga Pat.Feb.27, 1900 #247417 any info. you have on it would be appreciated . email to dfarquhar@tampabay.rr.com
Michael A- January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 7 shot rim fire 22 pistol from H & R my uncle left me. It has a 2 inch hex barrell and a 6 digit serial number. I am looking for information about the gun. If anyone has some kind of information please E-mail me at hammermj@cox.com. Beem looking for a yr. now.
Mike A- January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 7 shot rim fire 22 pistol from H & R my uncle left me. It has a 2 inch hex barrell and a 6 digit serial number. I am looking for information about the gun. If anyone has some kind of information please E-mail me at hammermj@net.com. Been looking for a yr. now.
Michael A- January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 7 shot rim fire 22 pistol from H & R my uncle left me. It has a 2 inch hex barrell and a 6 digit serial number. I am looking for information about the gun. If anyone has some kind of information please E-mail me at hammermj@cox.net. Been looking for a yr. now.
Mike A- January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 7 shot rim fire 22 pistol from H & R Young America my uncle left me. It has a 2 inch hex barrell and a 6 digit serial number. I am looking for information about the gun. If anyone has some kind of information please E-mail me at hammermj@cox.net. Been looking for a yr. now.
spleenless- February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I bought a .22 rim fire H&R arms company pistol it has a 9 1/2 barrel 7 shot revolver HUNTER MODEL . I works and shots great walnut hand grips .I would like to know what its worth
twalters211@yahoo.com- February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
i have a bouble action 38 revolver i think but the 38 shells are to long to go into the barrel, do they make 38 shorts???? there is no serial number on it at all , however i took the handles off and the #247 is on the frame , i guess the firing pin is on the hammer because it comes to a point , ive never seen anything like this b4 , can anyone tell me where i can find some shells ??? the barrel is octogon shape and its crome looking in the finish , its a 5 shot cylander, and the barrel is only 2" inches ,the cylander is 1" 1/4 ',if anyone could tell me anyhting about it please email me at twalters211@yahoo.com,i would greatly appreciate it , i would sell this for the rite money however , its in excellent condition , thanks
Valerie- April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a 32 s&w ctge H& R Arms Victor, serial # 38926. It was my Stepfather's gun. I would like to know more about it, its age, value, etc.
Jim W.- April 13, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked as a timekeeper at H@R second shift around 1961 or 1962 while attending Worc Junior College. H@R lost the government contract and a big layoff followed.I then left Worcester and went to California.
Stuart P.- May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
My grandmother lived on the Abbott St. side of H&R for many years. I was always fascinated by the building. The room that I slept in faced the building. It sounds quaint-but remembering that building recalls many wonderful memories of visits with my grandmother.
J.Duncan- May 21, 2011 - Report this comment
On a H&R 410-44 single barrel patent 1900, is it safe to fire 44 cartridges? Any info please contact: jdlazyd@charter.net. Thanks
Bill- June 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have an H&R model 922 "Camper" that was my Dad's. He bought it in the '50s to shoot rats on our small farm. I've been looking for a holster to fit it-4" bbl. Any help out there??
Sutton- August 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a revolver that I know nothing about. It's silver w/black covers on handle. Barrel is six sided and has engraving on the top "H & R Arms Company, worcester, Mass U.S.A." Above cylinder is reads "H&R DOUBLE ACTION" immediately below this it reads "model 04.32.6 SHAT". Not certain about the period after the four, and not absolutely about the spelling of SHAT. Does anyone have any information on this pistol? I'd love to know more about it. It was my father-in-laws and possible his father's.
Robert- August 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Victor 22 rim fire revolver that i purchased and would like to find out some information on it. The serial number it has is 17127. I think it might be a model that Harrington & Richardsons put out back in the early 1900's but not sure. Any information that anyone can provide would be appricated. Thanks
Joe Pellegrino- October 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I worked at H&R for 16 weeks while working at Norton Co.Yes 2 full time jobs.So i could by a boat to have at Lake Quinsigomond.I was grinding M-16 gun barrels.
Harry- October 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a H&R single barrel shotgun,24 guage choke, pattened in Worechester, Mass, USA, on Feb 27th 1900. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
bobthecat1954@yahoo.com- October 28, 2011 - Report this comment
RECENTLY BOUGHT A H&R 22 SPECIAL 7 SHOT REVOLVER. IT IS BLUE STEEL WITH A 6" BARRELL. THE ONLY #'S I FIND ARE CTG ON THE SIDE OF THE BARRELL. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHAT MODEL OR YEAR THIS PISTOL IS, OR HAS ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT bobthecat1954@yahoo.com.
curious- November 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I am interested in what happened to the machines and tooling from the plant. Also, what happened to the prints/plans. I would be interested in taking the best ideas they had, combining with some modern manufacturing and materials, and coming out with a newer version of the most popular model(s). Does Freedom Group through Remington through Marlin through NEF own them? Thanks.
Jolene- November 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I found a H & R Double Action Revolver with 32 s&W CTGE on left side and numbers 1482 on the bottom of the handle. I found it in my house under the baseboards.... What is this worth? Any info please send to sjoehring@sbcglobal.net
ERIK- December 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I HAVE A H&R PREMIER 22 RIM TOP BREAK . PAT. DATE IS OCT. 8 1895. THERE ARE NO OTHER UMBERS ON THIS CAN ANYONE OUT THERE GIVE ME A IDEA HOW OLD THIS COULD BE AND IF IT CAN SHOOT MODEREN AMMO
Roger- January 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I was recently given a handgun by my brother, it is a Harrington and Richardson Arms Company, made is Worcester Mass. usa. it is a auto ejecting 32 S&W ctge the only numbers we can find on the gun is 126336 we were wondering if anyone knew the value of this gun.
Dk- January 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Just bought an H&R Premier Top Break 5 shot .32 S&W with a 3 inch barrel, nickel finish, the grips are black with a target at the top. This gun has a black barrel, hammer, trigger, and has a bronze trigger guard. serial number 256062. Top of barrel is marked H.&R. ARMS CO WORCHESTER, MASS. side of barrel is marked PREMIER S.&W. CTGE. Was owned by a shop owner who died, left it to his son, who sold it to the gun shop where i bought it. couldnt spend 140$ any better than this!
Manny- January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
Trying to find the year a Worcester shotgun was made. Does anyone know how I can do that???
Howard- January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a top break 38 cal. nickle revolver pat. #oct, 12,1881 serial #4027 that appears to be a black powder center fire. Does any one know where I can get parts for it at? E-mail hwbrewer@frontier.com 1-16-2012
Jim N- February 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a pistol my father gave me ,it says H&R ARMS COMPANY on the top and also says THE AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION it is nickle plated. I would like to know what I have. SN is 5390.13
Terry W- April 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a H&R arms co young america double action 32 S&W ctge number 300732 any ideal what year and worth does not work
Drew T- April 10, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a Harrington & Richardson 6 shot revolver that was given to me from my godfather after he past away. I have no information on it at all! Was wondering if anyone could help me? Here is the information I got off the revolver: On top of the barrel: Harrington & Richardson Arms Company, Worcester Mass. U.S.A. PAT. Oct.4,'87,May14&Aug.6'89,April2'95,April7,1896. Serial Number: E68943 Barrel: 4 Inch Grip: Plastic with logo on the very top of each side Top Break Plated: Nickel cylinder and Barrel Blue grip/frame If anyone could help me with any other information at all about this revolver I would greatly appreciated it. Thank you for any and all assistance. Respectfully, Drew Tibbs
Jadean- June 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a Harrington & Richardson Arms Co, Worcester, Mass 5 shot pistol 38 S&W CTGE serial #320456 given to me by my grandmother in 1952. My grandfather was given the gun in the 1940's and it has 5 notches on the handle. Can someone tell me the age of the gun or any information. Thanks
Don- August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I have a similar story,H & R 38 ctge, was Grandfathers. S/N 368362, do not know the age,would like to.
henbone- August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
i got a model 732 today that was made in mass at the factory there and its a 32s&w and looks brand new was wonderin what they are worth and what they sold for
Nicolette- September 08, 2012 - Report this comment
My great grandfather gave a Harrington and Richardson Arms Co. 6 shot .32 s&w CTGE (marked on the left side of the barrel) hammer-less revolver to my grandmother, who gave it to my mother. Curious if someone might know the year it was made. The top says; first line "Harrington & Richardson Arms Co., second line "Worcester Massachusetts U.S.A." I believe it has a 3" barrel. The serial # is on the butt of the gun, 168873, with the 873 on the chamber. If anyone has information on this, it would be amazing!! Thank you :0)
Myron S- September 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I need info about H&R shotgun with "44 CALIBER" stamped on top of barrell, and Ser No 44059. Looks like a lady's gun with a narrow frame and stock. It's from Worchester, Mass. under patents of 1900 and 1901. myron@smithnorman.com
rohmell brills- October 26, 2012 - Report this comment
Will buy solid frame H&R revolvers. rohmell@yahoo.com
bill sanchez- November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I HAVE A , MODEL949 NINE SHOT REVOLVER,22.CALB. H&R INC. MASS.USA WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW OLD IT IS AND THE VALUE OF IT.
rohmell brills- March 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes, still willing to buy solid frame H&R revolvers. rohmell@yahoo.com
Craig A- April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Looking for some one that has knowledge on the older H&R 32 cal pistol's. The one's that are pre 1904 and earlier. Where can I get records of serial numbers and information as OI believe I have one for the area... My e-mail is andertlc@somtel.net
Tim McCarter- May 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I have an H&R model 686 revolver in .22 cal. It only has the magnum cylinder. I am looking for a regular LR cylinder. Does anyone know where I might find one? Contact me at paleriderny@yahoo.com Thanks
Josh D- July 14, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a shotgun i found that im trying to figure our what it is. It says harrington & richardson arm on the left side with worcester mass usa pat 1900 under it. The number on the barrel is 320407 and the number behind the trigger is a320407. Its a single barrel but the barrel is cut all the way down to the wood forgrip and i dont think it has the correct stock. Does this gun have any value and if so what.
joe- December 07, 2013 - Report this comment
josh d if the barrel is under 18 inches in lenth you have 2 choices find a new barrel or get rid of the gun under 18 inches is a felony. but if its marked 1900 that might have been the year it was made I believe
valerie knoblock- December 30, 2013 - Report this comment
got 38s&w ctge 2" barrel the AMERICAN DOUBLE ACTION WHATS ITS VAULE?
Ray Strav- January 10, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a veryh old .32 cal that has the name Harrington and Richardson i top of the barrel. Serial number 190254
M Paul- March 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I have my great grandfathers H&R single barrel shotgun. Patent number Feb 1900. Serial number on barrel is A6771. Looking to understand this rifle and its history.
Mark AGS- April 22, 2014 - Report this comment
25 1/4" DBL BBL 44MAG, 41 1/2" OAL, SER#918, WORCHESTER US PATENT FEB., 27, 1900 ANYONE W/INFO CONTACT mark.anderson907@gmail.com
afridi- June 09, 2014 - Report this comment
i am in possession of harrington and richardson usa made pistol 38 s&w ctge since long serial # 119731. It is past to me by my father since long . Any one please advise on how to know the when was this made and if i want to sell it what would its value. email me at tughril.afridi@gmail.com
Julie- July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I have a Pistol/revolver that is marked as follows H & R ARMS CO WORCESTER, MASS., U.S.A. There is a number at the bottom of the butt, which I think reads 2796. I'm looking for some kind of information on this gun. When it was made and how much it would be worth (for insurance purposes) Many thanks for any information Julz
kojac- December 11, 2014 - Report this comment
ihave 5 shot 38 h&r breakdown last pat dat date i 1896 it is nickle plated and pearl hand grips only number on it is 831 on the cylinder. any have any info ty

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