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Old 10-08-2011, 05:17 PM   #11
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A bit better focus on my part brings up the apparent fact that I'm
full of $_!_ about it being a H&R 155. The 155, along with the Handi
rifle, uses a push down action release lever that's located to the right
of the hammer. OP's rusty relic has a shotgun style tang lever on it.
DUH. Talk about overlooking the obvious! Oh well--disregard most of
my previous post.

ETA: Well folks, I'm going to redeem myself for my previous stupid.

The OP's gun may be a Harrington & Richardson line throwing gun. My Google-Fu
is STRONG today! The only oddity is the listing specs a shorter barrel. Maybe
they made a couple of variations?

http://www.gunsinternational.com/Harrington-Richardson-Line-Throwing-gun.cfm?gun_id=100172426

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A bit better focus on my part brings up the apparent fact that I'm
full of $_!_ about it being a H&R 155. The 155, along with the Handi
rifle, uses a push down action release lever that's located to the right
of the hammer. OP's rusty relic has a shotgun style tang lever on it.
DUH. Talk about overlooking the obvious! Oh well--disregard most of
my previous post.

ETA: Well folks, I'm going to redeem myself for my previous stupid.

The OP's gun is a Harrington & Richardson line throwing gun. My Google-Fu
is STRONG today!

Harrington & Richardson Line Throwing gun - Harrington & Richardson Rifles
That is it right there. Thank you for your help, that also explains why there is no rifling, I just figured after sitting in the desert and with as much rust was in the barrel that it was destroyed. You my friend are a genius.

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Well----there may be a downside to it being a line throwing gun.

Check this link, and read the stuff at the top.

JoeSalter.com - Details for H&R Bridger Line Throwing Gun

Under 18" and a smoothbore---Short Barrel Shotgun. NFA controlled
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True, without the line canister on it, I just checked Naval Company Line Thrower, Bridger Line Throwing Gun, Line Launcher, Line Deployment, Access Solutions, Line Gun Manufacturer and they sell this same gun as a kit still, which is legal to own just needs to have a canister. So I'm off to Seattle to there local supplier to buy one, wont be original but I think I will get everything together with it and it will make a pretty interesting mantel piece.

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