View Full Version : Old H&R 44 cal shotgun

November 6, 2008, 09:36 AM
I have an old model H&R 44 cal shotgun, s/n 3834. Patent dates on it are Feb 27 1900 (I believe), and May 14 1901. Is there any way to determine a manufacture date? I believe this particular model was made between 1905 and 1915, but I would like to narrow that down some. Also, any ideas about value? Thanks.

More info... From what I have gleened from the internet, the 44 cal shotgun eventually evolved into the 44/410, and later just to 410 gauge. I believe for the H&R guns the 44/410 came out in or around 1915 and the 410 ga. in the '20's. Feel free to correct me on any of this. I know that mine was from the 1905-1915 era because of the break-down pin. After 1915 they used a different method, but I cannot remember what that was.