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I have a 20Gauge Topper Model 58 Made by Harrington & Richardson,

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I have a 20Gauge Topper Model 58 Made by Harrington & Richardson, Inc. in Gardner Mass,USA am227243. Could you give me a price to sell? It is in great condition.
Thanks Lois
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  Will replied 6 years ago.

Hi! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am pleased to assist you. In realistic terms, the general market value for your shotgun, in average good condition, is around $75 to $125 in most places. The current "book" price, which is not always the best indicator of market value, is as follows:


PLEASE note that it may or may not be legal to sell this weapon in your state--under Federal law, which generally supercedes state law in criminal cases, the shotgun must be transferred via a Federal Form 4473 by a licensed dealer in firearms. I strongly urge you to let a dealer do the required background check and legal transfer to avoid any potential "problems" you may encounter from a buyer.


"Topper" Model 058 by Harrington and Richardson: 12, 16, 20 ga., or .410 bore, 26 to 36 in. barrel with chokes, case hardened frame, side lever break open action, self-adj. barrel latch, walnut stained pistol grip hardwood stock, semi-beavertail forearm, hard rubber buttplate, rebounding hammer (mfg. 1974-1976) or transfer bar ignition system (mfg. 1977-1981). Mfg. 1974-1981.

Guns are marked Model 58.


Harrington and Richardson, Inc.

Previous manufacturer located in Gardner, MA - formerly from Worcester, MA. Successors to Wesson & Harrington, manufactured from 1871 until January 24, 1986. H & R 1871, LLC was formed during 1991 (an entirely different company, see listing in the front of this section). H & R 1871, LLC is not responsible for the warranties or safety of older pre-1986 H & R firearms.
A manufacturer of utilitarian firearms for over 115 years, H & R ceased operation on January 24, 1986. Even though new manufacture (under H & R 1871, LLC) is utilizing the H & R trademark, the discontinuance of older models in either NIB or mint condition may command slight asking premiums, but probably will not affect values on those handguns only recently discontinued. Most H & R firearms are still purchased for their shooting value rather than collecting potential.


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