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Is anyone else "harassing" the new owners of NEF and H&R to start making these wonderful Single Shots again, or are people just thinking, leave them dead?

JJE Capital Holdings LLC Acquires H&R. Harrington & Richards was shut down by Remington in 2015. Fans of break-open single-shots can only hope this new owner has an interest in breathing life back into a name that will turn 150 years old in 2021.
 

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Personally, I would prefer they bring back some of their classic break top pocket revolvers, made with modern metallurgy,... that can handle modern small bore caliber pressures. Before they do single shot rifles.

But, I am sure, that will NEVER happen!!
 

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Personally, I would prefer they bring back some of their classic break top pocket revolvers, made with modern metallurgy,... that can handle modern small bore caliber pressures. Before they do single shot rifles.

But, I am sure, that will NEVER happen!!
Probably not, for the same reason they don't make all 45 Colts able to handle the modern loads, too many old antiques out there that would blow up. But to be fair, I really like my Uberti 45 colt Chisholm, its light as a "feather" and shoots really well... just cant put any of the Buffalo Bore type ammo in it.
 

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Agreed, my Uberti 45colt SAA is a joy to carry and shoot,... I just prefer others for serious work. Which is baseless and probably just ignorant, since SAA 45 loads have done their share of serious work, throughout history.
 
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Bought my 2 sons both a H&R Pardner 20 gauge single shot shotgun for their 15 & 16 th birthday. I took advantage of their extra barrel offer and sent the receiver of one back and they matched me up a 50 caliber muzzleloader and a rifled 20 gauge barrel with rifled sights. Wish I had done the same for the other. 3 guns in one.
 

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Bought my 2 sons both a H&R Pardner 20 gauge single shot shotgun for their 15 & 16 th birthday. I took advantage of their extra barrel offer and sent the receiver of one back and they matched me up a 50 caliber muzzleloader and a rifled 20 gauge barrel with rifled sights. Wish I had done the same for the other. 3 guns in one.
Great starter rifles/ shotguns for kids. Forces them to learn to put the first shot where it matters.
I wish I had taken advantage of the extra barrel program when I had the chance. As inexpensive as they were I could have gotten all the barrels (cartridges) I ever wanted for less than a M70. Now I'm stuck scouring the internet for a few decent rifles, 308, 260, 7mm-08 and an extra one for a project, I want to convert one to a 338 Federal.
 

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My sons have grown up and have their own families. They moved and left the old Pardner behind .I have 6.25 acres of very thick woodland and I use the old shotgun to hunt deer with the rifled barrel and 20 gauge slugs. My longest shot is about 40 yards and the slug violently throws the largest deer to the ground. I killed 2 in 5 minutes with the single barrel gun in the same putting. There was some machining done when matching the additional barrels that required send the receiver back . One of my sons used the rifled barrel on his identical gun which was not the receiver sent back with no negative results once. I told him I did not think that was safe.
 

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I started my son hunting with an H&R chromed frame with chromed 30-30 and 20 gauge barrels in a nice canvas case. Added a Redfield scope (this was around 1980) and he was good to go. I loaned it out after he left home to his highschool friends for their children. Then my neighbor's daughter killed her first deer with it. No telling how many kids that old gun started out on their first hunt. When I finally got it back I I cleaned it up and refused to loan it out any more. My son has it now and keeps it safe at home. His daughters will enjoy it when they are a little older.

I was an H & R fan, but after Remington bought them I had real problems with the rifles. Terrible crowns, barrels with incomplete rifling, bad chambers. I was going to do most of my hunting with one for a while, but could not get decent accuracy out of them. I got tired of sending them back and getting replacements that were as bad or worse. Got rid of all but a couple of 45-70s and a 223. The 45-70 barrels were old ones made when they were made right. The 223 barrel was a newer one, shooting mediocre at best. I had my gunsmith work on the chamber so I could shoot 5.56 NATO rounds if I got in a bind. His chamber work turned it into a tac driver. With a little quality control the guns have potential.
 

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My sons have grown up and have their own families. They moved and left the old Pardner behind .I have 6.25 acres of very thick woodland and I use the old shotgun to hunt deer with the rifled barrel and 20 gauge slugs. My longest shot is about 40 yards and the slug violently throws the largest deer to the ground. I killed 2 in 5 minutes with the single barrel gun in the same putting. There was some machining done when matching the additional barrels that required send the receiver back . One of my sons used the rifled barrel on his identical gun which was not the receiver sent back with no negative results once. I told him I did not think that was safe.
I am no gunsmith or engineer so take this information for what it is worth. May want to run this by JBelk for the correct answer. I am only reporting my experiences here. Regarding barrels not matched to receivers, I have changed out four rifle and shotgun barrels among three receivers with no problems. However, the lock up, in every instance, has been very tight as if the barrel were made for the receiver. I would not use any barrel receiver combo if there was any play between the barrel and the receiver. Also one needs to be careful not to put a higher pressure rifle barrel on a shotgun receiver. I have a 44 Magnum rifle that came with a shotgun receiver. As the barrel is not a good shooter, I have a 20 gauge barrel on it now. Shotgun receivers cannot take the pressure that can rifle receivers. My experience has been that pistol caliber rifle barrels and shotgun barrels come on the shotgun receivers.
 

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My son only used the barrel( not Specifically matched) once. I prevented him from doing it again. I was happy nothing bad happened.
 

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I want a .357 Magnum. Been thinking about building my own, by doing a stub rifle project.
 

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My Brother has a collection of H&R Pardner single shot shotguns. My late Cousin had an H&R single shot rifle/shotgun combo that included rifle barrels for the .30-30 & .22 Rem. Jet. His shotgun barrel was a 20 gauge.
 

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They were a good rifle for the money. I've talked to several guys that have them and like them.
 

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I don't know but, would like to see them come back.
 

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On information and belief, they'll not be back. That's not to say someone else may pick up the 1890s design concept and copy the guns directly as made by NEF. Nothing prevents it but market considerations. There is no more turn-key operation to take over. It would be starting from scratch.
 

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I do know that PSA is going to make XM177/M16A1 clone receivers with the H&R stamp on them. Wouldn't mind the Partner shotguns nor a M1 H&R receiver.

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