......Harrington & Richardson/New England Firearms is no more. Please keep this to yourself!!, all of the H&R/NEF machinery has been esther sold or scrapped out this week. I cried when I saw that they were scrapping or taking the machinery away.
The back half of the frame is different, stock and forearm are drastically different, there is a manual safety and the fit and finish is much better than a Handi/Pardner... the only similarity is in the front half of the frame and the barrel lug.
Anyone who actually sees/handles one wouldn't say they are clones.