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  1. #1
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    Default Harrington & Richardson date codes

    Year

    Serial Number
    Prefix
    Year
    Serial Number
    Prefix
    Year
    Serial Number
    Prefix
    Year
    Serial Number
    Prefix
    1940
    A
    1953
    N
    1966
    AC
    1979
    AT
    1941
    B
    1954
    P
    1967
    AD
    1980
    AU
    1942
    C
    1955
    R
    1968
    AE
    1981
    AX
    1943
    D
    1956
    S
    1969
    AF
    1982
    AY
    1944
    E
    1957
    T
    1970
    AG
    --
    --
    1945
    F
    1958
    U
    1971
    AH*
    --
    --
    1946
    G
    1959
    V
    1972
    AJ
    --
    --
    1947
    H
    1960
    W
    1973
    AL
    --
    --
    1948
    I
    1961
    X
    1974
    AM
    --
    --
    1949
    J
    1962
    Y
    1975
    AN
    --
    --
    1950
    K
    1963
    Z
    1976
    AP
    --
    --
    1951
    L
    1964
    AA
    1977
    AR **
    --
    --
    1952
    M
    1965
    AB
    1978
    AS
    --
    --
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    Alan ,

    I got this one with a CAC prefix .

    Must be made by NEW ENGLAND

    methinks .



    FIVESHOT

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    Could be. As far as I know, H&R and NEF both offered the single shot shotguns as they are owned by the same parent company. I think they have since dropped NEF as it was redundant. Can you see any other markings?

    From the company's website:
    About Freedom Group, Inc.
    Freedom Group is the world’s leading innovator, designer, manufacturer, and marketer of firearms, ammunition, and related products for the hunting, shooting sports, law enforcement, and military markets. As one of the largest manufacturers in the world of firearms and ammunition, we have some of the most globally recognized brands including Remington, Marlin, Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms, L.C. Smith, Parker, Bushmaster, DPMS/Panther Arms, Dakota Arms, EOTAC, and INTC.
    Regards, Alan K.
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    Alan, this is fantastic information. Can we assume this information applies to their products across the spectrum of what they offered for sale? As well, can you provide a source for the dat in this chart? Sorry, it is the historian in me always seeking footnotes and source information.

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    The data came from this site.

    http://www.gun-data.com/index.htm
    Regards, Alan K.
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    What do you know about a HRA single shot hammerless 16ga. It appears well made??

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