SOLD FOR: $1001
Make: Harrington & Richardson (H&R)
Serial Number: AT414534
Year of Manufacture: 1979
Gauge: 10 Gauge Magnum, 3.5” Chamber
Action Type: Single Shot Break Action Shotgun with Ejector
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “MODEL 176 10 GA. MAGNUM / 3 1/2” CHAMBER FULL CHOKE” and a circle “P” proof mark.The left side of the receiver is marked “HARRINGTON & RICHARDSON, INC. / GARDNER, MASS. MADE IN U.S.A. / U. S. PATENT NO. 3988848 / SER. NO. AT414534”. The H&R logo is on the face of the recoil pad.
Barrel Length: 36”
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead fixed to the top of the barrel above the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood featuring a semi-pistol grip, Monte Carlo style comb and ventilated black rubber recoil pad. There are scattered light scratches and nicks throughout the stocks and one moderate scratch on the belly of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The rubber of the recoil pad has dried somewhat and there is some light to moderate crackling along the edges, at the heel and the toe. There are no rips or tears. The stocks are in Very Good to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some light scratches along the barrel and patches of thinning close to and at the muzzle. The screw head has some light tooling marks but remains well defined. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The action locks tightly with no play and the ejector clicks distinctly upon opening the action. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Made in 1979, this H&R Model 176 is a “magnum” hunting shotgun, especially for those who combine their fowl hunting with their first-shot accuracy. A long 36” barrel, a fixed full choke and heavy barrel to handle magnum rounds, there is plenty of power to down birds in flight. Even though this single shot does a LOT to help down birds in flight, it does not easily forgive misses. If a single shot hunting shotgun would hone and show off your skill, this may be the gun for you! Good luck in your bidding!