Owners of H&R firearms are encouraged to record their weapons’ serial numbers for a number of purposes, including identification following any loss of possession, insight into proper maintenance and use, and the facilitation of customer service.
Harrington and Richardson is an American firearm manufacturer founded in 1871. Now a subsidiary of the Freedom Group, the company operated in its original incarnation for over a century. Throughout its history, H&R produced dozens of firearms that are now considered antiques. Correctly identifying older H&R firearms using their serial numbers helps owners and buyers determine current monetary values, locate replacement parts and identify appropriate ammunition. The modern H&R also relies on serial numbers to identify its current products when assisting customers.