Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Washington State
H&R hasn't made any firearms since 2015 when they closed the Ilion NY plant, the only new H&Rs since are the imported repeater shotguns. Most consider the Gardner(1987-early 2008) made guns better in general than the Ilion made guns, the only "new" rifles you'll find are new, old stock. H&R/NEF rimfire rifles with the exception of the Versa Pack are Sportsters, not Handi-rifles which are centerfire, all Sportsters made prior to 2007 are NEF branded, the NEF brand was discontinued in 2007, see the H&R timeline in the FAQs sticky, there's also a build code list to determine when a firearm was made.
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