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02-22-2011, 9:16 AM
Would a H&R Topper 158 in .22 Rem Jet, Mfg date unknown but know it was stopped being make in the 60's from what I have been able to read, would it be considered a C&R?
Thx for any positive contributing info.
I threw in a few pics..

02-22-2011, 9:58 AM
You'd have to look for a serial number to see if it's 50 years old. If it has a serial number it is not C&R because an H&R Model 158 made before 1963 did not have serial numbers on the reciever. Serial numbers started in 1963. And it looks like the 22 Jet was made through 1974.

MODEL 158 COMBO SINGLE SHOT-------------------1963-1984
1963-Only Production-Topper-30 & Topper Jet, Side Lever Break Action, Calibers 30-30 Winchester or 22 S&W Jet, 22 inch Barrel, Drilled & Tapped for Scope Mount, Pistol Griped Walnut Stained Hardwood stock & Fore-arm, Blade Front Sight, Adjustable Folding Rear Sight, Blue Barrel & Frame Color Case Hardened, Weight 6 Pounds, Overall Length 37 inches
1964-1967 Production- Topper 4 in 1, Standard with 4 Barrels 1 30-30, 1 22 Jet, 1 410 bore Full Choke and 1 20 gauge Modified Choke
1968-1974 Production- Topper Combo Standard with 2 barrels I 30-30 or 22 jet and 1 20 gauge, Stock is now Straight Griped
1975-Only Production- Topper Combo as above except 22 Jet caliber dropped and 22 Hornet Caliber added
1976-1984 Production- Model 158 Rifle Only, the 20 gauge shotgun barrel dropped only available in 30-30 or 22 Hornet

02-22-2011, 3:58 PM
Thanks for the reply. Found a book that pretty much explained all that but did not pinpoint a date for me. I'll have to look around and see if I can find it or let the buyer if they are at all interested. I am selling this for a friend again anyway so I will do what I can without busted it too much..\
thank you again