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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is the NEF .270 an SB-1 or SB-2 receiver--does the serial number reflect the receiver type, if it does, how can a person identify which is which?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 01:48 PM
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A .270 barrel needs to be used on an SB-2 receiver. If the barrel was factory fitted it will be on a SB-2 frame. If you remove the stock you can confirm if you have a SB-1 or an SB-2 frame.

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Yep, I know all that--I'm thinking of buying one and need to know how I can identify a NEF SB-1 or SB-2 receiver by the serial #--I've asked the seller for a serial # but, so far, he hasn't answered
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Serial number is not a reliable way to determine the receiver type, nor is the SB stamp on the barrel. You must pull the rear stock off and look at the receiver. Solid rear walls are SB1, skeletonized rear walls are SB2.

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I don't think you can confirm that from just the serial number.


I know on newer H&R handi rifles they etched the last few digits of the receiver S/N onto the barrel at the factory. Not sure if the NEF ones were also etched with the #, I believe they were?

If the barrel # matches the receiver you are probably fine.
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OK guys, thanks for the responses----guess I'll have to go by the old Carney saying, "You pays your money and you takes your chance"
Guy doesn't seem very keen to sell anyway, won't answer my questions.
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I just bought a 30-06 H&R handi-rifle up here in Canada from a guy out east in Quebec so I had to take a leap of faith as well when I purchased it. It is a newer CBA numbered H&R and it has the last 3 digits of the receiver s/n etched on the barrel as it should so "in theory" that was done at the factory and it is an SB-2 receiver as it should be but that raises an interesting question...... do folks always pull their stock off to confirm this?
At the end of the day that is the only way to confirm what receiver you have and honestly I haven't always done that......

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As everyone has said, there are only 2 ways to confirm a frame is an SB1 or SB2, look at the tang construction, solid around the threaded hole = SB1 (or cast iron pre '87), skeletonized = SB2, or call H&R at (866)776-9292 and ask them, they can tell you how it left the factory and when it was made by the serial number.

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I just bought a 30-06 H&R handi-rifle up here in Canada from a guy out east in Quebec so I had to take a leap of faith as well when I purchased it. It is a newer CBA numbered H&R and it has the last 3 digits of the receiver s/n etched on the barrel as it should so "in theory" that was done at the factory and it is an SB-2 receiver as it should be but that raises an interesting question...... do folks always pull their stock off to confirm this?
At the end of the day that is the only way to confirm what receiver you have and honestly I haven't always done that......
All CBA frames are SB2, made May 2008 on, same for CAC SB1 frames, so no guessing required for that, the only question is when exactly they were made and H&R is the only source for that.

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Thanks for the details Tim, much appreciated.

Saved me the time pulling the stock off my CBA frame.



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