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Old 06-27-2011, 04:40 PM
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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?
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:00 PM
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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.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:10 PM
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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?
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Really don't know. I wish one of the gun books would have listed it but no luck.
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:35 AM
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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
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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.
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I think I read that also, but........not sure.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:53 PM
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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
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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 !!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:23 PM
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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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