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Drakejake
May 15, 2002, 02:30 PM
Does anyone know of a way to determine the date an H & R handgun was manufactured based on the serial number? Is there an Internet source for this? This is relevant to whether a particular H & R qualifies for Curio and Relic status under federal guns laws.

Thanks,

Drakejake

Redlg155
May 15, 2002, 02:48 PM
Try calling NEF ( New England Firearms).

265 Industrial Rowe
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone (978)632-9393
Fax (978)632-2300

That should give you a lead. I'm not exactly sure of the relationship between NEF and H&R as in whether they just bought the tooling from and H&R after they went under or whether they took over the complete operation, including the books.

You could also check this site. It gives dates of production on a couple H&R handguns.
http://www.gunsworld.com/gun_revolvers.htm

Good SHooting
RED

El Loco Lobo
May 16, 2002, 01:18 AM
depending on the age of the handgun Dixie Gun Works catalog has a good reference section on the serial number ranges.