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redman5850 06-27-2011 05:40 PM

Trying to find info on a gun!
 
I have a shotgun that I can't find any info on and was wondering if anyone knows about it. It's a Harrington and Richardson model 348 bolt action 12 gauge shotgun That says (GAMESTER) on the barrel but I can't find any serial numbers or dates on it. ( I might be overlooking the too) Does anyone know much about these guns?

Hunting Man 06-27-2011 08:00 PM

while I couldn't locate one in my books, I did locate an article stating that they were made 1949-1955. Value is $100.00-$160.00 with 160.00 in ex cond.

redman5850 06-27-2011 09:10 PM

Thanks Hunting Man, I was looking online too but not much luck there. Did they not require serial numbers during that time of manufacturing? Or am I overlooking them?

Hunting Man 06-27-2011 09:30 PM

Really don't know. I wish one of the gun books would have listed it but no luck.

gfdeputy2 06-28-2011 06:35 AM

I am not 100% sure but I think they were built for department stores back then like sears or montgomery Ward My bro has an H & R 12ga Pump from my grandfather & am pretty sure he got it from one of those stores
his is a tank would not want to carry it all day long

WisconsinDeer 06-28-2011 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by redman5850 (Post 57223)
Did they not require serial numbers during that time of manufacturing? Or am I overlooking them?

I believe I read somewhere that back in the day (when this shotgun would have been made) that putting serial numbers on guns was optional.

Hunting Man 06-28-2011 12:59 PM

I think I read that also, but........not sure.

redman5850 06-28-2011 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by gfdeputy2 (Post 57235)
his is a tank would not want to carry it all day long

I don't ever remember my father hunting with it, but after he passed away I have all his old guns and pull them out of the gun cabinet and oil them to keep rust off them. There is only 3 guns out his collection that I still use:

-savage model 99 30-30
-rem model 1100 12 gauge
-rem model 742 30-06 woodsmaster

turner 06-28-2011 02:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WisconsinDeer (Post 57255)
I believe I read somewhere that back in the day (when this shotgun would have been made) that putting serial numbers on guns was optional.

+1 !! :thumbup:

Hunting Man 06-28-2011 04:23 PM

I have all but two of my Dad's guns and when my brother passed away I got his also, my sister-in-law didn't want any firearms in the house. My nephew hasn't showed any interest for his Dad's guns, funny when he does hunt he likes my Savage 99. I think in a few more years a transfer to him will happen if not my "will" gives them to him anyway. I know this is off topic but something to talk about.


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