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Old 02-08-2018, 09:56 AM
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Hi Shooters,

I have a chance to buy a H&R M12 single shot. (with the Redfield sight set)

I know they are a copy for the Remington 22 service rifle. I don't see much info. about them on line or here...
Are they as good a shooter, as the other issued rifles like the Kimber, Mossburg, Winchester & Remington rifles?

Thanks for any help,
broom
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:44 AM
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Thomas D. Batha in his book U.S. Martial .22RF Rifles writes:
"Commercially introduced in 1981, the Harrington & Richardson Model 5200 is a simplified copy of the Winchester Model 52-D target rifle. It was produced to fulfill a military requirement for additional M12 target rifles to supplement the diminishing stocks of remaining Remington 40X and Winchester Model 52 rifles. The Remington had been judged to expensive to produce in quantity and the Winchester was no longer in production."

The military version was known as the H&R M12 and the commercial version was designated as H&R Model 5200.

The Harrington & Richardson M12 was the third of four makes of rifles classified for match competition and designated M12 by the US Government.


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Old 02-08-2018, 11:47 AM
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The military version was known as the H&R M12 and the commercial version was designated as H&R Model 5200.
Barrel markings are different and the 5200 had a walnut stock vs birch for the M12.
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:32 PM
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I have one and I really like it, shoots good.
Mine likes Lapua Center X the best.

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Old 02-08-2018, 01:47 PM
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Hi Fellows,

Had a chance to see the rifle TODAY & actually fire a few shots from it.

Wonderful trigger on it! This rifle has Redfield Olimpic sights but only one Unertil sight block. I'm sure I can locate a replacement if I buy the rifle.
Do I "need" another big money scope!

The rifle is in nice shape -BUT- the last owner has added some type of Carbon fiber finish on the out side of the stock! Who ever did the job did it well & looks just fine! The fellow wants $550 does not seem ready to move on the price at present! A replacement NOS stock will cost over $150 + shipping. I'll think it over a bit!

Thanks for your help,
broom
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:07 PM
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I didn't know any replacement stocks were around?

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Old 02-08-2018, 09:26 PM
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I regret not buying one from the CMP.
I wanted the barrel for a spare truck axle.

For some reason, those barrels always looked larger than any other bull barrel I saw. Maybe it was just the way the stock was contoured?

If it wasn't for the stock work, I probably would pay in the $550 range, after a very careful look.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:48 PM
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The H&R M12s are high priced because they are collectable. Yes, they are wonderful rifles. When someone ruins a collectable rifle, do not pay them a collectable price. If he's too proud, let him keep it.

I'm sure if you wanted one, you could post a WTB on one of the forums and shake one out of the trees. One that wasn't messed with. The fixer upper approach always costs too much IMHO.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:26 PM
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Hi strangms,

The H&R stock was listed in the Numrick gun parts catalog I have, think it's only two years old!

Thanks for the reply,
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:27 PM
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The H&R M12s are high priced because they are collectable. Yes, they are wonderful rifles. When someone ruins a collectable rifle, do not pay them a collectable price. If he's too proud, let him keep it.

I'm sure if you wanted one, you could post a WTB on one of the forums and shake one out of the trees. One that wasn't messed with. The fixer upper approach always costs too much IMHO.
Hi WinLogik,

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking,
Thanks,
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