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Jrsparrow
December 14, 2008, 09:39 PM
H & R 16 gauge single shot shotgun. Was hoping that someone would know the year it was made. No. A982015 28" barrel and From barrel tip to end of stock = 43"
Side reads:
Harrington and Richardson Arms Co.
Bay State
Worchester, Mass USA

Top of Barrel reads:
Made in USA 16 ga CHOKE

Thanks for any info you can give me!!! This gun was given to me from my Grandfather, which was given to him from his Grandfather. Thank you

PetahW
December 14, 2008, 10:20 PM
I don't know that it's of any help to you, but I own a H&R Bay State Arms .410 single with a 4-digit serial number, that was made ca. 1917.
It has a nickled receiver with a blued barrel that has the same "CHOKE" marking atop it:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-8/1056072/XXFAL-BayState.410.jpg

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Jrsparrow
December 15, 2008, 05:40 PM
This is a picture of my gun...needs to be cleaned up but it looks like yours! Thanks for your help.

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f6/hmsparrow/DCAM1036-1.jpg

elrod
December 16, 2008, 12:05 PM
Welcome to TFL.

From the serial number posted, your shotgun is either a #5 or a #8, manfactured in 1940.

cbarber
December 28, 2009, 06:14 PM
I have an old H&R baystate 20 ga. with a serial number of 19108. Ive exhausted myself trying to find info on manufacture date. The serial number beside the trigger guard is a19108. It also says made in u.s.a. 20ga choke on the top of the barrel. Can someone please help. Thanks.

JBockman
June 8, 2010, 08:06 AM
I just picked one up that looks exactly like that. I love it.