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December 6, 2000, 08:30 PM
A recent Press Release by Marlin Firearms announces the purchase the assets of Harrington & Richardson.


November 10, 2000
Marlin Buys H&R 1871

The Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut, has purchased the assets of H&R 1871, Inc., of Gardner, Massachusetts, according to Robert Behn, Marlin President. The new company, to be known as H&R 1871, LLC, is the world's largest manufacturer of single shot, break-action shotguns and rifles. They are sold under the brand names Harrington & Richardson, New England Firearms and Wesson & Harrington. Marlin did not purchase the handgun operation, which ceased production in 1999.

Production of H&R products will continue at the Gardner plant, and no significant changes in current top management are anticipated.

Marlin Chairman, Frank Kenna III, commenting on the acquisition, stated: "H&R is the kind of solid, reputable company that we continue to actively pursue in order to solidify and expand our position in the industry."