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kudzu80
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  5:47:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have, as the subject line says, a Harrington and Richardson model 349 "gamester" bolt action 12 guage. I am the third generation in my family to have it, but neither my father knows nothing about it's age or worth and my grandfather is no longer around to ask. It's a wonderful shotgun and is priceless to me no matter what, still any information I can get will be appreciatted

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bobski
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  5:51:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ballpark w/o seeing it, its around 95 to 125.00 gun on a good day. sounds like maybe a post ww2 gun. 40's 50's. maybe someone else can narrow it down for you! enjoy it!
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He Dog
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  7:44:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
257ismycal has a fair amount of information on H&R, so you might drop him an e-mail if he does not come along this way soon. Might also try: http://www.hr1871.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi

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b.goforth
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Posted - 09/05/2003 :  9:46:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
the H&R model 349 gamester bolt action shotgun was manufactured between 1953-1955. it has a stable mate the model 348 that was manufactured 1949-1954.
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kudzu80
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Posted - 09/06/2003 :  3:03:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much for the information. At least now I know something about the thing.

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brutalconversions
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  05:08:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have the 348 gamester! I bought it for 120$ in texas. I love it! It looks to be WW2 era, bolt action shotgun. You cram 2 shells through the bottom into a tube mag hidden in the stock, and drop one in the bolt for the first shot. It has a really long barrel. I can't figure any way to mount weaver rail on it, but it is easy enough to aim. I had to cut the stock and put a buttpad on it, though. It knocked my shoulder hard. The stock is hard as a rock. If I could have the same thing with a plastic stock I would really be excited. Its just fun to shoot.
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brutalconversions
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Posted - 05/29/2007 :  05:10:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info. The company apparently went under in the 1980s, but the name was bought by Marlin, who puts it on new pump guns.

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the H&R model 349 gamester bolt action shotgun was manufactured between 1953-1955. it has a stable mate the model 348 that was manufactured 1949-1954.
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