New England Firearms and Harrington & Richardson are registered brand names belonging to H&R 1871, LLC. The firm's headquarters is in Madison, North Carolina, according to the company website. Through much of its history, the company had manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts.
The company started by Gilbert Harrington and William Richardson manufactured revolvers, pistols and shotguns from facilities in Worcester. Sales of the business, mergers and acquisitions led to changes in locations and product lines. In 2008, it was announced that the factory, now in Gardner, would be closed by the end of that year. As of 2014, H&R 1871, LLC, claims to be the largest manufacturer of single-shot shotguns and rifles in the world.