H&R TOPPER M48

6 years ago #1
OLDTIMER777
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I have an old receiver topper m48. Seems to be in good working order,( latch and springs,hammer and trigger all in good condition.) What I am looking for is the rest of the parts to complete this into a shooting model. Or sell this one

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6 years ago #2
Joegunn96
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Hi Oldtimer, If you are looking for a gumsmithing project,
this is a good start, BUT the rest of the parts will not be CHEAP. It will be MORE than the guns worth, between $ 50.00
to about $ 125.00. Parts , a used barrel, butt stock & forend may cost you $ 200.00 +. Just my 2- cents.....Joe

Note - Ebay has parts, Bob's Gun Shop, Gun Parts Corp. & many others have these parts. Good luck..............Joe

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5 years ago #3
DJ
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I have a H&R Topper M48 20 ga. (Made in the U.S.A.) and this thing shoots straight as an arrow. It has a boat load of use before I found it and I have ran over 1500 rounds through it this summer.

You can go here: http://www.gun-parts.com/index.html/

I am currently converting this over to a cheap little trap gun. (cheap in my terms as most trap guns can run over $2,500.00) Custom stock and forend, takeing knicks out and rust, bluing the barrel and tighten up the barrel to the breach area, porting the barrel, nickel plating the receiver, hammer, barrel release lever, trigger and guard. Then I am going to acid etch the receiver and other little things. I'm not to worried about doing this as the gun is only worth maybe $50.00 so im not losing any real value.

As far as the barrel goes, I havent seen one to replace mine, not that it needs it, but after all it was made in 1952.

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5 years ago #4
Lonesomewolf
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I would be interested in buying just the receiver (or entire gun). Need some parts from the receiver.Lon

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5 years ago #5
lonesomewolf
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I would be interested in buying just the receiver (or entire gun). Need some parts from the receiver.Lon

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5 years ago #6
lonesomewolf
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Joe, thank you. Much appreciated. What happened is this: Many years ago (about 5) I was given this old rust bucket and hung it in my B+B with some other vintage items. Out of an abundance of caution I removed some of the action parts so no one could possibly harm themselves. Of course I labeled an envelope with the parts and put them where they would be safe for future use. Of course I cannot find them. After some serious cleaning I found the barrel, stock and all other parts to be near perfect. I really just want it as a project. Since I don;t need maybe a trigger spring and ejector (not sure what else) I think it's doable. As I said, it's just a project to putter around with. Nice gun, would like to get this old 410 break barrel to shoot one day.

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2 years ago #7
bob the gunsmith
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I say fix it up. I really love these old firearms. Built to last. Yes, you can buy a new one for around $150 (looks and smells nice), but it is only going to last around 100 years. 15 years as a shotgun and 85 years as a floor lamp. Keep the type of lamp in mind when you purchase a new modern shotgun. I am never one to give up on somehting that is old looking and a little cranky. Have you every met my wife of 44 years

The Model 48 is already ovedr 60 years old. Fix or replace the old parts and go another 60 years. No problem.


B&R Custom Gunsmithing
Bob Bishop

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2 years ago #8
HILLTOP
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I have the same gun and have had luck finding parts from
NUMRICH GUN PARTS CORPORATION.

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4 months ago #9
joe
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I have the receiver for sale $200

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4 months ago #10
two old dogs
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joe: you have replied to a post that is 2 years old with no recent activity.

Additionally, offers to buy, sell or trade are strictly prohibited on this forum by Community Rule No. 19.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and review the Community Rules you agreed to abide by when posting on this forum.

Incidentally, your receiver is grossly overpriced. A complete gun can be had for $125-$150.

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