Dating harrington and richardson shotguns
See separate listing under New England Firearms (NEF). First Model Hand Ejector Model 1 Double-Action Revolver Model 2Knife Model Model 922 First Issue Target Model.22 Special Expert No. A./Model 195 Single-Shot Match Target Pistol H&R Handy-Gun (rifled barrel) Curio or Relic H&R Handy-Gun (smooth bore) NFA, Curio or Relic H&R manufactured "private-branded" or "trade-branded" H&R Handy-Guns for other distributors.
199 Sportsman Ultra Sportsman Defender New Defender.22 U. One variation has ESSEX GUN WORKS on left side of receiver.
Its clearly stamped on the top of the barrel right before the breech break.
I did notice that the serial # XXXXX a "A" in front of 57669.
The assets of Marlin, including H&R 1871 and its subsidiary, New England Firearms (NEF), were bought by Remington in 2007.
H&R's corporate office is now located with Remington and Marlin in Madison, North Carolina, while the production facilities are at the former Remington plant in Ilion, New York.