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New England Firearms Shotgun

Garst7777Garst7777 Posts: 1 New Member
I have a single barrel shotgun break open that was made by New England Firearms.  I tried contacting them but cannot a response I have the serial number and the patent number. Could anyone tell me what kind of shotgun and maybe the worth of it?

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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 3,763 Senior Member
    Welcome,

    New England Firearms does not exist anymore.  They were bought out by the Freedom Group, then integrated into Remington and after bankruptcies etc who know who owns the name anymore but they are not making any NEF guns that I’m aware of.

    Their old single shotguns were hardy, affordable working guns that were very popular in their time.  Many a Hunter started their outdoor history with one in their hands.  They are tough to break and there are still many of them around for sale.  Spare parts can be easily found/bought on eBay or Gunparts if needed but they seldom break.

    They also made s single shot rifle (Handi-Rifle) and those are gaining in value rather swiftly with some examples bringing $500-$600 when you find them, but the shotguns do not tend to bring as much though I’m not really current on their value.

    °IIIII°  😎

  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 2,460 Senior Member
    What he said! The pardner 1 (SB1) is a case-hardened shotgun frame. The pardner 2 (SB2) was fitted with rifle barrels and there were a lot of them. They are not like the Thompson Center Contender or Encore, the barrels have to be fitted to the frame.

    Palmetto Arms bought the name but I believe they scrapped the old equipment.

    I'll PM a website that has a NEF Forum.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
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