Though everything today seems to be taking examples from the past, the firearm industry has a long history of holding onto classic designs. Among those designs, many of the rifles and shotguns developed in the late 1800s remain highly sought after by shooters today. Whether you are a collector, a target shooter, or you are just looking for a new weapon to defend your home with, one of these beautiful weapons is sure to get the job done. With these classic designs meeting today’s modern manufacturing processes, H&R offers shooters exactly what they are looking for.
At Omaha Outdoors, we keep H&R shotguns and rifles in stock and ready to ship at all times. This makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for and saves you time when you place your order. When an item is in stock, we will quickly get it shipped out to you with some of the fastest delivery times in the industry. We also stress customer service as our number one priority, so if you have any questions during the process, we encourage you to call us directly. Otherwise, have fun selecting your new H&R gun.
The Long History of Harrington & Richardson
H&R 1871, LLC, standing for Harrington & Richardson, really has origins that trace back to 1871. The company started that year as Wesson & Harrington, but in 1874 it was bought by Harrington and in 1875 with the help of William Richardson they formed the new Harrington & Richardson Company. Over the years, the company went through a variety of changes but even after the death of these two owners it continued to expand and grow. In 1894, the company opened a new location in Worchester, Massachusetts and again in 1950 it expanded and opened a location in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Though the original company went out of business in 1986, it resumed operation in 1991 and is now under the umbrella of the Freedom Group.
H&R offers a variety of shotgun designs to appeal to those who want a classic appearance as well as those who want a more modern design. These are all offered in the Pardner series of pump action shoguns. The first of this series is the Walnut model, which uses a walnut stock, ventilated recoil pad, and is available in either 12 gauge or 20 gauge. The 12 gauge model uses a 28” barrel and the 20 gauge offers a 26” barrel design. Both offer a 5 round capacity and use a brass bread front sight. This model is also available with a synthetic stock.
If you want to teach a younger shooter how to handle a shotgun, then you should consider the Compact Pardner model. Chambered in 20 gauge, the weapon frame is reduced in size and uses a 21” barrel to make it more manageable for those who are smaller in stature. Like the basic model, it uses a bead front sight and has a walnut stock.
Finally, home defense shooters will want the Pardner Pump Protector, which offers an 18.5” barrel and comes in 12 gauge only. It uses a black synthetic stock and comes with sling swivel studs installed. The chamber will accept 2 ¾” or 3” rounds. Like the other models, it uses a bead front sight but it comes drilled and tapped for a scope base.
Entering into the rifle scene, the Handi-Rifle is their premier offering in this category. It is made with exacting specifications, ensuring that every rifle coming out of the factory will offer precision accuracy when it matters most. These rifles were designed for those who need them to put meat on the table, so they deliver a reliable performance under any working condition.
The basic model offers a 22” barrel and is chambered in your choice of .30/30 Win., 45/70 Govt, or 500 S&W. It uses an American hardwood pistol grip stock and features a walnut finish for a more distinct look. The ventilated recoil pad helps to improve your control with follow-up shots and the swivel studs makes it easy to attach a sling. It uses a ramp front sight and fully adjustable rear sights to help you hit accurately with every shot. For those who want options, the base configuration is only the beginning, and other Handi-Rifle models include additional calibers as well as different barrel lengths and stock configurations to fit your individual needs.
As a new take on the rifle design, H&R also offers a rifle/shotgun combo design. This series actually uses the configuration of a shotgun but has the weapon chambered in a rifle caliber. Designated the Survivor, this model is chambered in either .223 Rem or .308 Win and uses a high density polymer frame. It comes with a 22” bull barrel and has a scope mount rail. If you prefer an actual shotgun level of performance, you might instead choose the Survivor .410/45 Colt, which offers a 20” barrel and a bead front sight.
Finally, as you prepare your new shotgun or rifle for use, you want to make sure you have all of the accessories you might need in place and ready to go. H&R offers their Handi-Grip stock and Fore-end as an accessory that you can add to your rifle build for a more secure shooting experience. You might also be interested in picking up some primer carriers for your muzzle loaded rifles. Or, perhaps you want to pick up a scope base so you can affix a scope to your favorite rifle. Whatever the case might need, you can find these and more available online.
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