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H&R Question - When was Original Company Name Changed?


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#1 dalbert

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Posted 25 February 2018 - 12:03 PM

This is a question I'm asking in case anyone knows offhand when H&R changed their name officially from H&R Arms Co. to Harrington and Richardson Inc.  I think it was around 1948 to 1950.  Does anyone know for sure, and can a source be cited?

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:17 PM

Hi, David,

 

Just Googling 'Harrington & Richardson Firearms' brought up a wealth of information, including from Wikipedia, and a listing for a new book about the history of H&R that would be right down hour alley. I'd have provided links but for some reason either the site or my software is preventing copying and pasting just now. Hope this helps! 


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:31 PM

TSMGguy,

 

Yes, I have the H&R book, and it is short on company history.  That's part of the reason I've been writing a book for a few years now on Reising .22 firearms, and I'm including an H&R history chapter.  I can infer the date range of the name change, but I'm inquiring to see if someone knows it for certain.

 

I actually have 2 H&R books, plus a very short production date reference pocket book.  Very little detail has been written on H&R.

 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 03:38 AM

Perhaps this might be helpful to you.

 

https://www.facebook...644046939164905


Edited by Big Al, 01 March 2018 - 03:40 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 08:13 PM

Big Al,

 

Thank you for the link, as I had not seen that before, though I didn't find anything new there.  It has some good information, and some misleading information, as well.  H&R history is not well documented, though I will change that, and have already documented more than appears in any other publication or website.

 

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